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Boot Camp Medals and Ribbons

 

Boot Camp Ribbons and Medals

 

The only ribbons or medals that a recruit can get while in boot camp is the National Defense Service Medal and the Pistol Marksmanship Medal.  

 

The National Defense Service Medal is what sailors call a "geedunk" medal since you don't earn it, it is just given to you because you served honorably during a designated time period of which a "national emergency" had been declared.  Everyone gets it. 

 

 

The other one they you can earn while in boot camp is the Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon.

There are 3 levels:

 

Marksman:

Sharpshooter:

Expert:

 

c.  Summary Table – Navy Handgun Qualification Course

 

Yard = 3

Rounds = 12

Sequence =  

  • Draw and fire two rounds/4 seconds
  • Draw and fire two rounds/4 seconds
  • Draw and fire two rounds, reload six rounds and fire two rounds/10 seconds
  • Draw and fire four rounds/8 seconds

 

Yard = 7

Rounds = 12

Sequence =  

  • Draw and fire two rounds/4 seconds
  • Draw and fire two rounds/4 seconds
  • Draw and fire two rounds, reload six rounds and fire two rounds/10 seconds
  • Draw and fire four rounds/8 seconds

 

Yard = 15

Rounds = 24

Sequence =  

  • Draw and fire two rounds/4 seconds
  • Draw and fire two rounds/4 seconds
  • Draw and fire four rounds/8 seconds
  • Draw and fire four rounds, reload 12 rounds and fire four rounds/20 seconds
  • Draw and fire eight rounds/20 seconds.

 

Marksmanship awards, qualification, and record entries shall be based on the following:

   

Possible Score =  240

    Expert  =  228 - 240

    Sharpshooter  = 204 – 227

    Marksman = 180 - 203

    Minimum Qualifying Score = 180

    Unqualified = Less than 180 

 

 

This is straight out of the OPNAV Instruction 3591.1f

http://doni.daps.dla.mil/Directives/03000%20Naval%20Operations%20an...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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