Here is proof that I was at CAX too long. It is a question
and answer that happened during the exercise.
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2000 3:22 PM
To: Grose Capt Jason D; Botuchis Capt Lisa M
Here is a good one. Do Navy and Marine Corps Medals
as in for heroism at the risk of one's own life require a summary
of action? I think so, however I can't find where it says
so in the awards manual. Please advise.
No, you just think about it real hard and then we pick up on your
brainwaves and relay it up the line. Then Division, who is equipped
with the latest mind-reading technology, has a séance and
the award is propagated up to MEF via the nether world (or subspace
transmission if they get a busy signal)
Now MEF has a "psychic amplifier" that reaches clear to
CMC. There might be a delay if the flux capacitor is down for
repair or upgrade. They have a T74 Super Duper Space Modulator
as a back up.
When the Commandant gets that signal, he uses his omnipotent
powers to create a mental supernova that is picked up by all
the subordinate units. When we get that, we flow the award and
send it back to you via carrier pigeon.
Yes. There is a part in the Division awards manual that
is labeled "Guide for preparing awards for life saving/Attempting
life saving awards." This is misleading because what it is for
is for the NMCM, but I digress.
It gives what should be in the write up, which should be
very detailed. They downgrade these at the drop of a hat so
the more detail, the better.
-- Capt "I have been at CAX too long" Grose