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Key:      PUC - Presidential Unit Citation
          NUC - Navy Unit Commendation
          MUC - Meritorious Unit Commendation
          JMUA - Joint Meritorious Unit Award
          AFOUA - Air Force Outstanding Unit Award


1st Composite Radio Company, Sub Unit Number 1
       MUC   13May61 - 31Dec62 Department of the Army Pamphlet 6723, pg 102-103

1st Radio Battalion 
       NUC   31Oct68-31Jul69 
       MUC   1Aug69-9Mar70 
       MUC   10Mar70-3Apr71 
       NUC   15May86-15May88 

1st Radio Battalion (-)
       NUC   14Aug90-16Apr91 SU I MEF
       NUC   01Mar91-31Dec92 
       JMUA  05Dec92-4May93SU Unified TF Somalia "RESTORE HOPE"
Detachment 
       MUC   14Apr-13May71SU 3d MAB          
       MUC   01Jan74-31Dec75 SU U.S. NavSecGru, Misawa, JA
       MUC   18Oct93-2Feb94 SU PHIBRON 5 & 13th MEU 
Detachment 14-87 
       MUC   26Oct87-6Apr88 SU CMAGTF 1-88 (8Oct87-6Apr88)
Detachment A NUC   15Feb-15Aug64 Sub Unit 1 
Detachment PUC   20Jan-31Mar68 SU 26th Mar
Detachment JPUC12Apr65-15Sep67SU 3d MarDiv
       NUC   06May65-30Jun68 SU III MAF
Operations Company   
           4th Platoon   
Detachment ArmyPUC 22Jan-18Mar69 SU 9th Mar
Detachment Q MUC   01Jan76-31Dec79 SU COMNAVFORJAPAN



1st Separate Radio Intelligence Platoon
       NUC   19-28Feb45 SU Support Units, 5th Phib Corps

1st Signal Battalion 
       PUC27Nov-11Dec50SU 1st MarDiv (Less Det)
      1st Signal Operations Company   
      Radio Relay SectionPUC15Sep-11Oct50SU 1st MarDiv
      Radio Relay TeamPUC 21-26Apr51
      16May-30Jun51
      11-25Sep51SU 1st MarDiv (Only 1 Award)
       NUC11Aug52-5May53
      7-27Jul53SU 1st MarDiv (Only 1 Award)


 
1st Special Security Communications Team
       PUC   06May65-15Sep67SU 3d MarDiv



1st Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Intelligence Group
    Headquarters Company
       JMUA 5Dec92-4May93 SU Unified TF Somalia "RESTORE HOPE"
       MUC 10Dec96-10Jun98 
       NUC 14Aug90-16Apr91 SU I MEF (Less I MEF CE)
    Detachment
       NUC 14Aug90-16Apr91 SU I MEF
       JMUA 9Jan-3Mar95 SU Combined TF "UNITED SHIELD"
    Interrogator-Translator Unit   
       Detachment NUC 14Aug90-16Apr91 SU I MEF
      SCAMP   
       Detachment NUC 14Aug90-16Apr91 SU I MEF

2d Radio Battalion
       MUC   25Sep82-31Dec83 
       NUC   01Jan86-31Dec88 
       MUC   01Jan94-31Dec95 
2d Radio Battalion (-) NUC 14Aug90-16Apr91 SU I MEF
Detachment
       NUC 29Oct82-15Feb83 SU MARG 3-82
       NUC 14Feb-30May83 SU 22d MAU
       NUC 20Oct83-26Feb84 SU 22d MAU
       MUC  19Jul85-24Jun86
            17Jul86-25Jul87 SU 26th MAU
       NUC  06Aug-14Nov87 SU USS GUADALCANAL
       JMUA 18-19Apr88SU JTF Middle East (Persian Gulf)
       NUC  29May-21Aug90SU MARG 2-90
       NUC  5-6Jan91SU 4th MEB, Det 1 (Op Eastern Exit)
Company A (-)NUC 14Aug90-16Apr91 SU I MEF
Company B (-)NUC 14Aug90-16Apr91 SU I MEF


2d Special Security Communications Team 
       PUC 29Mar66-15Sep67 SU 1st MarDiv
       MUC 14-22Apr71 SU 3d MAB

2d Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Intelligence Group
       Detachment NUC 29May-21Aug90 SU MARG 2-90
       NUC 9Aug90-28Feb91 SU Ops DESERT SHIELD/STORM Phib TF
       NUC 5-6Jan91 SU 4th MEB, Det 1 (Op "EASTERN EXIT")

III Amphibious Corps Signal Battalion 
       NUC 1Nov43-21Jun45  

3d Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Intelligence Group
       Detachment MUC 28Apr90-31May91 SU MAGTF 4-90
       Intelligence Company NUC 15May-9Jul91 SU CMAGTF 2-91 (Only those
       pers attached to CMAGTauthorized award)

5th Special Security Communications Team
       NUC 14Aug90-16Apr91 SU I MEF


Marine Support Battalion 
       JMUA 1Jun91-1Jun95 SU NSA/Central Security Svc
       (See Individual Unit Listings)

      Headquarters & Headquarters Company
       JMUA 1Jun91-1Jun95 SU NSA/Central Security Svc

      Company A(Ft. Meade, MD)
       JMUA 1Jun91-1Jun95 SU NSA/Central Security Svc

      Company B
       NUC 1Jan82-31Dec84 SU USNavSecGru Act, Edzell, Scotland
       JMUA 1Jun91-1Jun95 SU NSA/Central Security Svc

      Company C
       MUC1Jan83-31Dec84SU USNavCommArea Master Sta, Guam
       MUC1Jan85-30Jun87SU USNavComArea Master Sta, Guam
       MUC21Feb88-26Apr90SU USNavCommArea Master Sta, Guam
       JMUA1Jun91-1Jun95SU NSA/Central Security Svc

      Company D (GaletaIsland,Panama or Ft Gordon, GA)
       NUC20Dec89-31Jan90SU USNavFor Southern Command (Op "JUST CAUSE")
       JMUA1Jun91-1Jun95SU NSA/Central Security Svc 
        
      Company E
       NUC1May67-30Apr69SU USNavSecGru, Kamiseya, JA
       MUC1Jul70-15Oct71 
       MUC1Jan74-31Dec75SU USNavSecGru, Misawa, JA
       MUC1Jan76-31Dec79SU USNavSecGru, Misawa, JA
       MUC1Jan87-30Sep89SU USNavSecGruAct, Misawa, JA
       MUC1Jul91-1May94SU USNavSecGruAct, Misawa, JA
       JMUA1Jun91-1Jun95SU NSA/Central Security Svc (Less Pers attached   
       to CO E period of 1Jul91-1May94)
       AFOUA1Oct94-30Sep95SU 67th Intelligence Wing (USAF)
       AFOUA1Oct97-30Sep98
 
      Company F
       MUC16Jul68-26Sep72SU USNavSecGruAct, Bremerhaven, Germany
       MUC28May90-31May91SU USNavSta, Rota, Spain
       JMUA1Jun91-1Jun95  SU NSA/Central Security Svc

       Company G (Pyong Taek, Korea or Menwith Hill Sta, UK)
       JMUA  1Jun91-1Jun95 SU NSA/Central Security Svc 
       AFOUA 1Oct94-30Sep95 SU 67th Intelligence Wing (USAF)Menwith    
       Hill Station, UK
       AFOUA1Oct97-30Sep98 

      Company H (Homestead, FL or Medina, TX)
      JMUA1Jun91-1Jun95SU NSA/Central Security Svc 
      AFOUA1Oct94-30Sep95SU 67th Intelligence Wing (USAF)
      Medina Annex, Lackland AFB TX
      AFOUA1Oct97-30Sep98 

      Company I
      U.S. Naval Facility, Nicosia, Cyprus  MUC  16May-8Oct70 
      JMUA1Jun91-1Jun95SU NSA/Central Security Svc (ADAK, AK or Kunia, 
      HI)NSGA Kunia, Schofield Bks, HI
      AFOUA1Oct97-30Sep98  

      Company K
       MUC1Jan74-31Jul79SU NAVTECHTRACEN, Corry Sta, FL
       MUC1Oct90-31Dec92SU NAVTECHTRACEN, Corry Sta, FL

      Company L
       NUC1Jan91-30Jun92SU USNB, GTMO
       JMUA1Jun91-1Jun95SU NSA/Central Security Svc
      (Less Pers attached to Co L for period 1Jun91-30Jun92)

FOREIGN AWARDS (VIETNAM)
Republic Of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Commendation (Gallantry Cross Color with Palm & Frame)
Awarded to
Headquarters, United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam and subordinate
commands in direct support thereof are eligible to participate in the award only
during the period actually served ashore in the Republic of Vietnam.  (Personnel
afloat in contiguous waters are not eligible to participate in the award) for the
period 8 February 1962 to 28 March 1973
 
Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Commendation (Civil Action Color, 1st Class with Palm & Frame)
Awarded to
Commander, United States Naval Forces, Vietnam. (III Marine Amphibious Force and
subordinate commands are not eligible to participate in the award) for the period
1 January 1965 to 28 March 1973


FOREIGN AWARDS (PHILIPPINES)
 
Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation
 
for the period
1 September to 14 December 1970
 
for the period
21 July to 15 August 1972

for the period
20 March to 28 May 1987