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Warrior Preservation Award


This award is presented each fiscal year to the Marine Corps installation that has maintained the most comprehensive safety management system. This award consists of a commemorative wall plaque and a certificate signed by the Commandant of the Marine Corps.


All Bases, Stations, Depots, Support Activities, and Air Facilities that provide the core safety services identified in Chapter 4 of MCO 5100.29C.

Award Criteria

Nominees will have made significantly greater contributions to safety than normally expected of those in their particular assignments during the fiscal year. A safety program must be established and maintained installation-wide, and will be judged on the awards criteria listed below. Nomination packages will be endorsed by the first General Officer in the chain of command. Criteria:

  • The safety department has direct access to the commander and is organized and staffed to accomplish the safety mission.
  • The safety department provides the core safety services as outlined in Chapter 4, Core Safety Services.
  • The installation has received a rating of “Mission Capable” and “Effective” on their most recent Inspector General of the Marine Corps inspection, a rating of “Mission Capable” on their most recent Commanding General’s Readiness Inspection, a rating of “Satisfactory” on their most recent MARCORSYSCOM Explosives Safety Inspection Compliance Review or their DoD Explosives Safety Board Evaluation, and has maintained range certification for those with live fire training ranges.
  • Commands submitting packages for the Warrior Preservation Award will not be considered for the Marine Corps Safety Award.


Commands shall submit award nomination packages as described in MCO 5100.29C, enclosure (1) and each nomination is limited to 10 pages, not including endorsements.

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


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