The Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

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Achievement Medal
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The CEO of the Bay Area Regional Medical Center in Webster, Texas, Tim Schmidt formerly headed Division 2 of the national hospital and health care organization Community Health Systems as project CEO. From 1982 to 1990, Tim Schmidt served in the United States Navy, ultimately retiring as a lieutenant in the supply corps with a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

Instituted by the Navy in 1961 as the Secretary of the Navy Commendation for Achievement Medal and rechristened in 1967 as the Navy Achievement Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal assumed its current name in 1994 in recognition of the multiple U.S. Marines who have earned the medal. Given to junior officers as well as enlisted personnel, the medal recognizes meritorious service and/or leadership achievement in combat or noncombat settings. Officials can award the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal to celebrate a single action of a superlative nature or to honor a service member’s sustained performance over an extended period of time.