ANNOUNCEMENT OF APPROVAL OF HUMANITARIAN SERVICE MEDAL (HSM) FOR JOINT TASK FORCE HAITI EARTHQUAKE RELIEF OPERATION:
R 211241Z MAR 22 MID200001591469U
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SUBJ/ANNOUNCEMENT OF APPROVAL OF HUMANITARIAN SERVICE MEDAL (HSM) FOR JOINT
TASK FORCE HAITI EARTHQUAKE RELIEF OPERATION//
NARR/ REF A ANNOUNCES APPROVAL OF THE HSM FOR JOINT TASK FORCE HAITI
EARTHQUAKE RELIEF OPERATIONS.
REF B IS DOD 1348.33M VOL2, SECDEF MANUAL OF MILITARY DECORATIONS AND AWARDS.
REF C IS SECNAV M-1650.1, NAVY AND MARINE CORPS AWARDS MANUAL.//
RMKS/1. As required by reference (a), the following guidance is provided for
award of the HSM.
2. HSM Eligibility Criteria:
a. The HSM has been approved by the award authority for U.S. Service
members, Coast Guardsmen, and Reserve Components (to include the National
Guard), who were physically present in the Joint Task Force Haiti Joint
Operations Area (Haiti and 12 nautical miles per the national maritime
boundary) and provided direct humanitarian assistance during the period 15
August 2021 to 5 September 2021.
b. The recipient must meet ALL of the following criteria to be
eligible for the HSM:
(1) Have been physically present, and
(2) Directly participated in the humanitarian assistance and
disaster relief support provided to the people of Haiti.
3. Awarding authority:
a. Active/Reserve personnel. In accordance with reference (b),
determination for personnel is delegated to the command level of O-6/civilian
equivalent or above. Awarding authorities must confirm individual
participation by verifying assignment via orders, evaluations/fitness
reports, or other official documentation which verifies participation in the
humanitarian relief support provided to the people of Haiti. Once verified,
commands should submit the appropriate service record documentation via their
b. Navy veterans. Navy personnel honorably discharged or retired before
announced approval of these awards and who meet the criterion above may
submit a written request for consideration for award of the HSM. Written
request must indicate the qualifying unit and dates assigned, a copy of the
Service Members unredacted DD-214, and any supporting documentation
(evaluation, fitness report, TAD or PCS orders) showing serving with the
qualifying unit or individual participation. Requests may be mailed to: Navy
Personnel Command (PERS 312), 5720 Integrity Drive, Millington, TN 38055.
c. Only one award of the HSM may be received for participation in the
4. Participating Units and Personnel:
a. As required by reference (c), Commanding Officers whose units meet the
criteria for award of the HSM must submit a completed OPNAV Form 1650/14
which should include a list of qualified personnel via
firstname.lastname@example.org. These units will be entered into the awards database.
This is to facilitate documentation only and does not imply unit-wide
approval. Individual service record documentation continues to be a command
b. Navy personnel attached to DoD, Joint or other non-Navy commands who
meet the criteria outlined above should have their DoD or Joint command
confirm eligibility and submit the appropriate service record documentation.
5. Released by Andrew S. Haeuptle, Director, Navy Staff.//