Good Conduct Medal

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  1. EASis

    EASis Member

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    Quick question for anyone who may have been in the same situation or may know the answer...

    I am to be awarded my Good Cookie 5 days after induction day to the academy this year. Does anyone know if I will still be able to get that medal although already having received my DD-214? Any insight would help. It would suck that I made it three years and miss the mark by a few days.

    I also heard through the grapevine that there is a waiver process that happens where it is possible, I just don't know for sure.
     
  2. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    My guess is you would have to submit for the waiver. You were technically discharged and have a DD-214 that shows your service end date. A few days is a few days, unfortunately. Best option is to go talk to PersO or someone in admin that handles awards.
     
  3. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO 10-Year Member

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    Agree with NavyHoops on checking with midshipmen personnel - just to be sure - however, my reading of the SECNAV Awards Manual is that there are no exceptions/waivers in your case since you are not going into "inactive duty." See 4-3 to 4-6 (https://awards.navy.mil/awards/webdoc01.nsf/7F58DF7CC7E11070852571F60065650B/$File/1650.1H.pdf).

     
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  4. MiddyB

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    I had a PS squad mate receive his GCM right after PS. I don't think he had signed his DD-214 yet, though.