Brevet Medal

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Marine Corps Brevet Medal - Brevet Promotions
... A brevet promotion or brevet is the advancement in rank without the advancement in either pay grade or position ... Brevet promotions were originally authorized for the United States Army in 1775 by the Second Continental Congress ... In 1778 a resolution was passed stating brevets would only be authorized "..to officers in the line or in case of very eminent services..." ...
Marine Corps Brevet Medal - Description and Symbolism
... The Marine Corps Brevet Medal was considered to be the equivalent of the Navy Cross, although in precedence it ranks just behind the Medal of Honor ... Recipients of the medal had received field commissions as Marine Corps officers, under combat conditions, and had performed feats of distinction and gallant ... Initially, the Brevet Medal ranked behind the Navy Distinguished Service Medal and was issued to 23 active, retired, and discharged Marine Corps personnel ...