Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Navy Expeditionary Medal
Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal


Navy Expeditionary Medal Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal

(1) The medal will be awarded to the officers and enlisted men of the Navy and Marine Corps who shall have actually landed on foreign territory and engaged in operations against armed opposition, or operated under circumstances which, after full consideration, shall be deemed to merit special recognition and for which service no campaign medal has been awarded.

(2) No person in the Navy or Marine Corps service is entitled to more than one Expeditionary Medal (either Navy or Marine Corps). Participation in more than one expedition will be recognized by the issue of bronze stars (one star for each expedition in excess of one), to be worn on the ribbon of the Expeditionary Medal.

(3) At present, there is a supply of Marine Corps Expeditionary Medals on hand which will be awarded to Marine Corps personnel participating in authorized expeditions. After this supply is exhausted, the Navy Expeditionary Medal will be the only medal awarded to either Navy or Marine Corps personnel for participation in expeditions.

(4) All officers and men of the Navy and Marine Corps who, under the above-mentioned conditions, took part in an operation listed below may submit to the Chief of Naval Personnel or the Commandant, United States Marine Corps, respectively, through official channels, applications for the above medal. The applications should include the names and dates of the expeditions and a statement to the effect that the applicant actually served ashore as a member of a landing party during the period for which the medal is claimed.

(5) Navy and Marine Corps personnel who served in the defense of Wake Island, 7 to 22 December 1941, will wear a bar inscribed "Wake Island" on the suspension ribbon and a silver "W" on the service ribbon bar of the appropriate Expeditionary Medal. (Navy Department General Order No. 84 of 15 August 1936.)

Source: 1948, 1953 U.S. Navy Awards Manual

AUTHORIZED EXPEDITIONS

Vessel (or landing Country party from) Period of service ashore Abyssinia: Djibouti Brooklyn 21 Nov. 1903-18 Jan. 1904 Machias 21 Nov. 1903-18 Jan. 1904 San Francisco 21 Nov. 1903-18 Jan. 1904 Argentina: Buenos Aires Tallapoosa 30 Jul. 1890-30 Jul. 1890 Chile: Valparaiso San Francisco 28 Aug. 1891-30 Aug. 1891 Baltimore 28 Aug. 1891-30 Aug. 1891 China (1) Tiensin Baltimore 04 Dec. 1894-16 May 1895 (2) Chefoo Yorktown 01 March 1895-18 March 1895 (3) Peiping or Tientsin Boston 04 Nov. 1898-13 March 1899 (4) Peiping, Shanghai Rainbow 10 Oct. 1911-19 Jan. 1914 etc. (5) American Legation 10 Oct. 1911-19 Jan. 1914 Guard, Peiping. (6) Chefoo Huron 07 Nov. 1924-11 Nov. 1924 (7) Legation Guard, 09 Sept. 1924-01 March 1925 Peiping (8) Shanghai Edsall June 1925-July 1925 Elcano June 1925-July 1925 Hart June 1925-July 1925 Isabel June 1925-July 1925 MacLeish June 1925-July 1925 McCormack June 1925-July 1925 Noa 25 July 1925-10 Aug. 1925 Parrott June 1925-July 1925 Peary June 1925-July 1925 Penguin June 1925-July 1925 Pillsbury June 1925-July 1925 Pope June 1925-July 1925 Preble 04 Aug. 1925-31 Aug. 1925 Sacramento 15 Jan. 1925-23 Jan. 1925 Stewart June 1925-July 1925 Truxtun June 1925-July 1925 (9) Wuchow Armed Guard Pampanga 03 April 1925 (10) Canton Pampanga Dec. 1927-Dec. 1927 Sacramento Dec. 1927-Dec. 1927 (11) Armed Guard duty S.S. Mei Lu 05 May 1928-15 May 1925 on board S.S. I'Ping 22 April 1928-03 May 1928 (12) Officer and men at- Oahu 15 April 1929 tached to and serving on board at Ichang. (13) Personnel on board Panay 12 Dec. 1937 Columbia, United States of: (1) (a) State of Panama 11 April 1885-22 May 1885 (b) State of Panama Galena 31 March 1885-22 May 1885 (2) Boca del Toro Atlanta 08 March 1895-09 March 1895 (3) State of Panama Machias 11 Nov. 1901-04 Dec. 1901 Marietta 11 Nov. 1901-04 Dec. 1901 Iowa 11 Nov. 1901-04 Dec. 1901 Concord 11 Nov. 1901-04 Dec. 1901 (4) Boca del Toro Machias 17 April 1902-19 April 1902 (5) Isthmus of Panama Ranger 18 Sept. 1902-22 Sept. 1902 (6) Panama and Colon, Panther 23 Sept. 1902-18 Nov. 1902 and along Railroad (7) (a) Republic of 04 Nov. 1903-26 Feb. 1904 Panama (b) Colon Nashville 04 Nov. 1903 Dixie 05 Nov. 1903 Prairie 13 Dec. 1903 Dixie 03 Jan. 1904 (c) Porto Bello Atlanta 31 Dec. 1903 Cuba: (1) Guantanamo Bay 28 May 1912-05 Aug. 1912 and other points. Dominican Republic: (1) Santo Domingo City Atlanta 01 April 1903-19 April 1903 (2) (a) Santo Domingo Colombia Jan. 1904-Feb. 1904 City. Newark Jan. 1904-Feb. 1904 (b) San Pedro de Yankee 25 Feb. 1904-27 Feb. 1904 Macoris (3) Dominican Republic and Republic of Haiti: (a) Dominican Republic 15 Aug. 1914-30 Oct. 1914 (b) Dominican Republic 26 Nov. 1914-11 Dec. 1914 (c) Republic of Haiti 31 Oct. 1914-14 Nov. 1914 (d) Republic of Haiti 13 Dec. 1914-17 Dec. 1914 (4) Dominican Republic 05 Dec. 1916-05 April 1917 12 Nov. 1918-Sept. 1924 Egypt: Alexandria Lancaster 10 Jun. 1882-29 Aug. 1882 Nipsic 10 Jun. 1882-29 Aug. 1882 Quinnebaug 10 Jun. 1882-29 Aug. 1882 Haiti: (1) Navassa Island Kearsarge 02 May 1891-20 June 1891 (2) (a) Port-au-Prince Montana 26 Jan. 1914-10 Feb. 1914 (b) Port-au-Prince South Carolina 29 Jan. 1914-09 Feb. 1914 (c) Gonaives Eagle 01 Feb. 1914-03 Feb. 1914 (d) Cape Haitien Tacoma 18 Oct. 1914-07 Nov. 1914 (3) (a) Republic of Haiti 07 Dec. 1915-05 April 1917 (b) Republic of Haiti 12 Nov. 1918-31 march 1919 (c) Republic of Haiti 16 June 1920-25 Nov. 1924 (d) Republic of Haiti 04 Dec. 1929-05 Aug. 1931 during period martial law was in effect. Hawaiian Islands (1) Honolulu Tuscarora 12 Feb. 1874-20 Feb. 1874 Portsmouth 12 Feb. 1874-20 Feb. 1874 (2) Honolulu Adams 30 July 1889-31 July 1889 (3) Honolulu Boston 16 Jan. 1893-01 April 1893 Honduras: (1) Truxillo, La Ceiba Marietta 21 March 1903-16 April 1903 or Puerto Cortez. Olympia 21 March 1903-16 April 1903 Panther 21 March 1903-16 April 1903 Raleigh 21 March 1903-16 April 1903 San Francisco 21 March 1903-16 April 1903 (2) (a) Laguna Paducah 28 April 1907-23 May 1907 (b) Choloma Paducah 24 May 1907-08 June 1907 (3) (a) La Ceiba, Puerto Billingsley 28 Feb. 1924-13 March 1924 Cortez, and Denver 28 Feb. 1924-13 March 1924 Tela. Lardner 28 Feb. 1924-13 March 1924 (b) Tegulcigalpa Milwaukee 18 March 1924-30 April 1924 Korea: (1) Seoul Essex 19 June 1888-30 June 1888 (2) Seoul Baltimore 24 July 1894-19 June 1895 Charleston 24 July 1894-19 June 1895 Concord 24 July 1894-19 June 1895 Detroit 24 July 1894-19 June 1895 Yorktown 24 July 1894-30 Nov. 1895 Machias 29 Nov. 1895-03 April 1896 (3) American Legation 05 Jan. 1904-11 Nov. 1905 Guard, Seoul. Nicaragua: (1) Bluefields Marblehead 06 July 1894-06 Aug. 1894 Columbia 31 July 1894-07 Aug. 1894 (2) Corinto Alert 02 May 1896-04 May 1896 (3) San Juan del Sur Alert 07 Feb. 1898-08 Feb. 1898 (4) Bluefields Marietta 24 Feb. 1899-28 Feb. 1899 (5) Corinto Buffalo 20 Dec. 1909-15 March 1910 (6) Bluefields 30 May 1910-04 Sept. 1910 (7) Legation Guard, 15 Nov. 1912-05 April 1917 Managua 12 Nov. 1918-03 Aug. 1925 (8) Bluefields Cleveland 07 May 1926-04 June 1926 Philippine Islands Pampanga 17 Sept. 1911-18 Nov. 1911 Russia: Embassy Guard, St. December 1905-01 Jan 1907 Petersburg Samoa: (1) Apia Nipsic 13 Nov. 1888-20 March 1889 (2) Apia Philadelphia March 1899-May 1899 Siberia: Russian Island 31 March 1920-19 Nov. 1922 Syria: Beirut Brooklyn 08 Sept. 1903-13 Sept. 1903 10 Oct. 1903-17 Oct. 1903 San Francisco 08 Sept. 1903-13 Sept. 1903 10 Oct. 1903-17 Oct. 1903 Turkey: (1) Ismir Humphreys 28 June 1921-03 July 1921 (2) Smyrna Edsall 16 Sept. 1922-02 Oct. 1922 Lawrence 08 Oct. 1922-18 Oct. 1922 Litchfield 07 Sept. 1922-16 Sept. 1922 MacLeish 01 Oct. 1922-05 Oct. 1922 S.C. No. 96 September 1922-October 1922 Simpson 08 Sept. 1922-13 Sept. 1922 Wake Island 07 Dec. 1941-22 Dec. 1941 (Personnel entitled to wear the Expeditionary Medals for Wake Island are authorized to wear a silver "W" on the suspension ribbon of the medal or service ribbon bar.)

01 June 1998

Published: Wed May 03 12:09:45 EDT 2017