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   Navy Cross
Service: Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard
Instituted: 1919
Authorized: DOD 1348-33-M
Issuing Country: ( US ) - UNITED STATES
Navy Cross
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  1. Authorized by Section 6242, title 10, U.S.C.
  2. Awarded pursuant to Section 6242, title 10, U.S.C. to persons who, while serving in any capacity with the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps, distinguish themselves by extraordinary heroism not justifying the award of the MOH under any of the following circumstances:
  • 1. While engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States.
  • 2. While engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force.
  • 3. While serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not belligerent party.