Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal
The Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal (NCM) is a decoration presented by the United States Department of the Navy to service members of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps who have performed an exceedingly heroic act, exceptional achievement, or commendable service that has not been recognized by a higher award. When the medal is issued for an event that occurred while in active combat with an opposing force, the "Valor" or "V" device is authorized to be worn with the medal. Subsequent awards are denoted by silver and gold stars worn on the ribbon.
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