Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal

The Marine Corps Good Conduct medal was authorized by SECNAV in July 1896. For qualifying consecutive four year service with no convictions, not more than one non-judicial punishment under UCMJ and no lost time due to sickness-misconduct or injury-misconduct.

Exception is when the Marine is killed in combat where the medal is issued to next of kin.

The obverse showing a marine breech loading a cannon on a deck of a ship.

Clasps are issued for subsequent enlistments
“2nd Enlistment / No.5764 1917-1921” “3rd Enlistment / No.5764 1921-1925”

Type I, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal Issued to “Archie A. Moore”
“1st Enlistment 1912-1916”

Sgt. Archie A. Moore

USMC Evaluation Report and Enlistment 1912

Professional Qualifications

  • Proficiency in rank
  • Proficiency in Drill


  • Obedience
  • Cleanliness
  • Sobriety
  • Total
  • Average Standing
  • Class in conduct

Evaluations from Jan 1912 through July 1914

Archie Arthur Moore enlistment on 13 Jan 2012 at Marine Corps Barracks, Navy Yard, Norfolk, VA.