DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
HOARD FOR CORRECTION OF NAVAL RECORDS
2 NAVY ANNEX
WASHINGTON DC 20370-5 00
Docket No: 5613-05
21 November 2006
This is in reference to your application for correction of your
late father’s naval record pursuant to the provisions of Title 10,
United States Code, Section 1552.
A three-member panel of the Board for Correction of Naval Records,
sitting in executive session, considered your application on 21
November 2006. Your allegations of error and injustice were
reviewed in accordance with administrative regulations and
procedures applicable to the proceedings of this Board.
Documentary material considered by the Board consisted of your
application, together with all material submitted in support
thereof, your late father’s naval record and applicable statutes,
regulations, and policies. In addition, the Board considered the
advisory opinion furnished by the Navy Department Board of
Decorations and Medals, a copy of which is attached.
After careful and conscientious consideration of the entire
record, the Board found that the evidence submitted was
insufficient to establish the existence of probable material error
or injustice. In this regard, the Board substantially concurred
with the comments contained in the advisory opinion.
Accordingly, your application has been denied. The names and votes
of the members of the panel will be furnished upon request.
It is regretted that the circumstances of your case are such that
favorable action cannot be taken. You are entitled to have the
Board reconsider its decision upon submission of new and material
evidence or other matter not previously considered by the Board.
In this regard, it is important to keep in mind that a presumption
of regularity attaches to all official records. Consequently, when
applying for a correction of an official naval record, the burden
is on the applicant to demonstrate the existence of probable
material error or injustice.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
1000 NAVY PENTAGON
WASHINGTON, DC 20350-1000
11 Oct 06
From: Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals
To: Chairman, Board for Correction of Naval Records
Subj COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ICO
Ref: (a) BCNR ltr AEG:jdh Docket No. 05613-05 of 29 Jul 05
(b) SECNAVINST 1650.lH
Encl: (1) Award Recommendations Submitted Under 10 U.S.C.
(2) OPNAV Form 1650/3
(3) BCNR File
(4) Service Record
1. As requested in reference (a), the Navy Department Board of
Decorations and Medals (NDBDM) has reviewed petition to award her father,
(deceased), a Navy and Marine Corps Medal for his actions on
November 7, 1944.
2.There is no evidence an award recommendation has previously
been submitted for and the material presented is insufficient to
consider an award for him at this time. However, although the
normal time limit for submitting an award recommendation is long
past, in accordance with 10 U.S.C. §1130, it may be possible to
consider an award for if the recommendation is submitted via a
Member of Congress. The complete requirements for submitting an
award recommendation are contained in reference (b), The Navy
and Marine Corps Awards Manual, which is available online at
https://awards.navymil under “Reference Items” by clicking on
Navy and Marine Corps Awards Manual SECNAVINST l650.1H. In
addition, enclosure (1) provides a summary of §1130 submission
requirements, and is appropriate for forwarding to -
3. Some of the required elements of the award recommendation
package have already been submitted, including eyewitness
statement, the Squadron History providing official military
documentation of the events, and a draft citation. NDBDM will
keep these items on file, so it is not necessary for for re-
submit them. Please note that in order to be
Subj: COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ICO
considered for an award, minimum of two eyewitness statements are required, and they must
provide specific details regarding actions. Also required is a properly completed Personal Award
Recommendation Form, OPNAV 1650/3, a copy of which is provided as enclosure (2). This
form must be signed by an appropriately qualified recommending officer and include a narrative
Summary of Action that specifically document actions.
4. Please note the above paragraphs include only a partial summary of
award submission requirements, so it is important all appropriate
sections of reference (b) are reviewed prior to submitting an award
recommendation. Upon the preparation of the additional items required
for a complete award recommendation package, they should be submitted,
via a Member of Congress, to the following address:
Chief of Naval Operations (DNS-35)
2000 Navy Pentagon
Washington, DC 20350-2000
5. Enclosures (3) and (4) of contact on this matter is as requested.