GWOT Service and Expeditionary Medals

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  1. theard

    theard New Member

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    Do our sons and daughters deployed to the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf on Military Sealift Command ships receive these Global War on Terror or other awards?
     
  2. deepdraft1

    deepdraft1 Master, Ocean Steam or Motor Vessels, unlimited

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    I believe the only award they are entitled to is the Merchant Marine Expeditionary Medal.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awards...nt_Marine#Merchant_Marine_Expeditionary_Medal

    I know my son received it for service as a cadet on a Waterman Preposition ship that ran in the Med and PG.
     
  3. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ...

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    Deepdraft is correct. The other medals are for the military. The Merchant Marine Expeditionary Medal is the only one being given to civilians.
     
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  4. Celt331

    Celt331 New Member

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    Yes

    Actually I work for MSC as a 3rd Engineer and I have received the Civilian GWOT.
     
  5. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ...

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    (1) The medal shall be awarded to civilian employees of the Department of Defense, who on or after September 11, 2001, to a date to be determined, participate abroad in direct support of a U.S. military GWOT operation in a location designated as a combat zone.

    How are KP cadets paid if they are on an MSC ship? Do they get a check from DoN, do they get an SF-50 when they sign off? You would have to make the claim they are actual DoD employees. Being a KP cadet isn't enough on its face.
     
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