Navy and Marine Corps Medal
|The Navy and Marine Corps Medal is
the second highest non-combatant medal awarded by the United
States Department of the Navy to members of the United States
Navy and the United States Marine Corps. The decoration was
established by an act of Congress on August 7, 1942.
The Navy and Marine Corps Medal may be awarded to service
members who, while serving in any capacity with the Navy or
Marine Corps, distinguish themselves by heroism not involving
actual conflict with an enemy. Typically, it is awarded for
actions involving the risk of one's own life.