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Marine Corps Safety Award


This award is presented each fiscal year to the Marine Corps command in each category that has maintained the most outstanding safety management system. Nominations will be submitted through the chain of command and endorsed by each General Officer. The award consists of a commemorative wall plaque, a Marine Corps Safety Division commemorative coin and a certificate signed by the Commandant of the Marine Corps.


All Marine Corps commands.

Award Criteria

Commands shall submit nomination packages for the appropriate Higher Headquarters (HHQ) or unit category described below.

  • Operational Forces HHQ Safety Award. General Officer commands in the Operational Forces (MARFORs, MARSOC, Marine Expeditionary Forces, Divisions, Wings, and Groups).
  • Operational Forces Unit Safety Award. O-5 and O-6 commands in the Operational Forces.
  • Supporting Establishment HHQ Safety Award. General Officer commands in the Supporting Establishment (TECOM, LOGCOM, MARCORSYSCOM, MCRC, and MCICOM). 
  • Supporting Establishment Unit Safety Award. O-5 and O-6 commands in the Supporting Establishment.
  • Commands that submit packages for the Marine Corps Safety Award will not be considered for the Warrior Preservation Award.


The award will be judged on the criteria required by MCO 5100.29C.

Submit award nominations to the following address:

Commandant of the Marine Corps (SD)
Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
701 S. Courthouse Rd, Suite 20050
Arlington, VA 22204-2190

The Deputy Director, Safety Division, will annually convene the Marine Corps Ground Safety Awards Board with representatives from each of the Safety Division functional areas to review award nominations and make recommendations to the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps.


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