The Shields Medal is named in honor of Petty Officer Marvin G. Shields, USN, who was killed in action during the Vietnam War and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. He is the only Navy Seabee to have received the Medal of Honor.
Presented for outstanding contributions to facility construction and/or maintenance by demonstrated technical and leadership ability. The medal was first awarded for 1974.
Criteria: Outstanding contributions to facility construction and/or maintenance by demonstrated technical and leadership ability.
Eligibility: Active duty enlisted member of the U.S. Navy in Occupational Field 13 rating.
Please contact your chain of command for information about the Uniformed Service Awards nomination process. SAME provides a formal ceremony for recipients.