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The Risen Phoenix Awards
Every organization has awards that are designed to commemorate certain achievements of individuals in the organization. Giving awards, as well as earning them is a time honored tradition. Every member strives to accomplish the qualifications necessary to achieve certain awards, but the act of earning an award must be meaningful with merit…or the award is meaningless.
Every award given is closely monitored by the Lordship Council. The Lordship Council is the SOLE AUTHORITY to authorize awarding of any medals or commendations. Any unauthorized Medals or Commendations found on a member’s signature or Service Record will be immediately revoked and the offending parties will be subject to reprimand, demotion, dismissal or any combination of the three.
Recommendation / Submitting an award
To properly recommend a member for an award, these guidelines must be adhered to:
1) Recommendations and Submissions are made by the Division Commander, Department Head, Department Liaison, Command Staff and Lordship Council only.
2) No recommendations for awards will be processed if the award is for the member submitting.
3) Submissions and Recommendations will be made in writing, either by PM, email or Forum Post. If more detail is required for a specific award, a reply will be sent requesting further details.
Note: Annual Awards have a deadline for submission, and eligibility criteria. Please review the criteria prior to submission.
4) Recommendations can be made at anytime.
5) The Lordship Council puts out Finalized Awards Statements every 3 months or so, depending on the amount of recommendations submitted.
Service Record Entry / Maintenance
The Lordship Council will enter awards into a member’s service record. The Lordship Council may review a member’s Service Record in order to determine a member’s eligibility for an award.
Order of the Phoenix Medal
Purpose: This is the highest award that anyone in our organization can receive. It signifies undying devotion, stellar command accomplishments, the forging of diplomatic ties and the overall self-sacrifice for the furthering of the strength of the Risen Phoenix organization. Recipients of this medal may receive it upon retirement, major inactivity or a real world situation that qualifies for the medal. This medal is only given once per recipient.
Valor “V” Device
The “V” Device is authorized for Order of the Phoenix recipients who served as a Lordship Member or have performed tasks above and beyond the call of normal duty. These actions help maintain or ensure the survivability of the Brotherhood during a state of disarray or war.
Medal of Valor
Purpose: The MoV is awarded to recognize sustained and continued Battlefield Valor in the face of the enemy. It may be awarded if the efforts of the individual awarded lead to a victory in game for the Risen Phoenix –and- are in keeping with our Highest and Finest traditions. This award can be given multiple times and is usually accompanied with a Battlefield Promotion.
Legion of Merit
The RPHX Legion of Merit is awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. It is the third most senior decoration in the RPHX. The decoration is issued both to RPHX personnel and to military and ambassadorial figures of foreign fleets and clans. The Legion of Merit (Commander Degree) is the most senior award authorized for issuing outside of the RPHX and is normally given to an Allied Fleet Admiral or Admiralty rank.
Legion of Merit Criteria
The degree of Chief Commander are awarded only to General Officer members of Foreign Fleets and Clans and is based on the relative rank or position of the recipient as follows
- Chief Commander: Fleet Admiral or effective leader of an Allied Fleet or Clan.
- Commander: Equivalent of a RPHX Executive Admiral or higher position but not to The Fleet Admiral.
- Officer: General or Flag Officer below the equivalent of a RPHX Executive Admiral, i.e., Vice Admiral, Rear Admiral, Commodore, Captain / Fleet Captain or equivalent rank for service in assignments equivalent to those normally held by a Lordship or Admiralty Officer in RPHX Brotherhood service; or Military Attaches / Ambassadors.
- Legionnaire: All recipients not included above.
- A minimum of 5 Command Staff Members and all of the Lordship must recommend this medal for one person.
- When the Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the RPHX it is awarded without reference to degree. The criteria are "for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements". Additional awards of the Legion of Merit are denoted by award stars.
- The performance must have been such as to merit recognition of key individuals for service rendered in a clearly exceptional manner.
- Performance of duties normal to the grade, branch, specialty or assignment, and experience of an individual is not an adequate basis for this award.
- For service not related to actual war the term “key individual” applies to a narrower range of positions than in time of war and requires evidence of significant achievement.
- In peacetime, service should be in the nature of a special requirement or of an extremely difficult duty performed in an unprecedented and clearly exceptional manner.
- However, justification of the award may accrue by virtue of exceptionally meritorious service in a succession of important positions.
- The degrees of the decoration were clearly influenced by the French Légion d'honneur.
The Superior Service Order Medal
Purpose: The SSO Medal shall be awarded only to members of The Risen Phoenix who, after January 29, 2009, rendered superior meritorious service in a position of significant responsibility. Only under the most unusual circumstances will a Superior Service Order Medal be awarded as an impact award for outstanding achievement. The Superior Service Order Medal is specifically intended to recognize exceptionally superior service, and to honor an individual's accomplishments over a sustained period.
Distinguished Service Order
Purpose: For Distinguished Service to the Risen Phoenix over a lengthy period of time. Instances can be the accomplishment of a single or multiple standout tasks that raise the positive visibility of the Brotherhood of The Risen Phoenix. The DSO can be awarded multiple times
This award is given to all participating members of a Platoon, Company, Squadron or Task Force that establishes Victory Conditions or dominates the enemy in a Designated Clan Battle or Organized War Game. Winning the battle secures awarding this award.
The Phoenix’s Heart
The members who receive this award may have sacrificed their character in battle towards Victory, or helped organize a stalwart defense of a general position, established by the Division Commander. Generally, members who were destroyed or killed in battle in a Designated Clan Battle / War would be awarded this prestigious medal. This medal is inspired by the Purple Heart.
The Phoenix’s Claw
This award goes to the members who use skill, cunning and tactical dominance to achieve the most enemy kills or a kill / damage ratio that cripples an enemy’s ability to effectively operate in a Designated Clan Battle / War or Organized War Game. A High Kill / Disablement number must be achieved in order to earn this medal.
Command and Leadership Commendation
Purpose: To commend a Division or Department Commander for outstanding service to the Risen Phoenix through steadfast leadership, excellent command of forces and sustained performance in a Leadership and Command Role. The Lordship can issue this commendation.
Teamwork Excellence Commendation
Purpose: This is to commend outstanding in game teamwork over a period of time. Objective accomplishment, Enemy eradication or Victory in a Port Battle are instances of merit for this award. This award can be given unlimited times. Division Commanders can recommend this award.
Purpose: To commend outstanding Administrative accomplishments in the course of duty to the Risen Phoenix. Records Maintenance, Forum Pruning and Administration are instances of merit for this award. This award can be given unlimited times. The Lordship can issue this award.
Purpose: To commend Outstanding Diplomatic Performance in the area of External Diplomacy. Forging new alliances, treaties and pacts with other fleets and clans are instances of merit for this award. This award is given for every 2 successful treaties or pacts. The Lordship can give this award.
Fleet Recruiting Commendation
Purpose: To commend Recruiting and Indoctrination Excellence in the course of duty for the Risen Phoenix. This award is given for every 5 active recruits. The Command Staff can recommend this award.
Creative Thinking Commendation
Purpose: To commend the creative and inspirational thinking and creation of new ideas, concepts and proposals in the service of the Risen Phoenix. Any and all ideas are considered. None are turned away. This award can be issued multiple times. The Lordship can issue this award.
Combat Action Commendation
This Award is to those who put their lives on the line in Combat against and opposing force, this award isn’t granted or designed to or for those that are or have an higher skill set or known as an ace, but has distinguished themselves by holding the line, win or lose.
Combat Support Commendation
This award is designed for those members that specialize in a support role in a Combat Zone. Whether it is a Medic on the Battlefield, Wingman of a Squadron, Artillery Specialist in the Zone or any active supporting role that assists RPHX Forces in Large Tournament, Training or Clan Battles.
The Black Shroud Commendation
This unique award is given for successful Covert Intelligence and Reconnaissance Operations. This award, due to its covert nature, will be given by the Lordship upon successful completion of operations specified by the Lordship Council only.
Training Excellence Commendation
This award is recommended for a member by the discretion of a Division Commander, Department Commander, Command Staff or the Lordship. This is awarded for Training Excellence in a Scheduled Training Evolution.
The Fleet Admiral’s Coin
The Fleet Admiral’s Coin is a standard and upheld tradition throughout the military and is steeped in Professionalism and Honor. Challenge Coins are currently given and traded among service members to this day. The Fleet Admiral’s Coin is a Special Award solely controlled by the Fleet Admiral of the Brotherhood of The Risen Phoenix and is given in great appreciation and high esteem and respect for the following:
a)For Duties while serving in a High Rank and/or position in the RPHX.
b)For accomplishment of tasks deemed vital to the RPHX by the Fleet Admiral.
c)For serving in temporary positions that bring credit upon the individual and the RPHX.
This award is given infrequently and is normally awarded at the end of a successful tour of duty. For the initial issuing of the FA Coin, it will be given annually. (Note: This replaces the Service Skull, Number of Years of Service)
The Danny “Top Dog” Jones Award for Combat Excellence
The Danny “Top Dog” Jones Award for Combat Excellence is awarded to the RPHX Member that best exemplifies Combat Skill, Teamwork and Fighting Spirit. This award not only honors the recipient, but fondly honors the enduring legacy of Danny “Top Dog” Jones in the gaming community.
This award is given annually during the RPHX Anniversary Weekend, each January. More information on this award is in the RPHX Forums.
The Phoenix of The Year (Junior and Senior)
This award recognizes the efforts of Risen Phoenix Members in the acquisition of resources, capabilities, innovative policies and procedures, leadership and direction that brings about overall positive visibility to the organization, while keeping within the standards set in The Risen Phoenix Fleet Charter for the calendar year from January 30th (The first day of an RPHX Year) to January 29th (Our Anniversary Day).
Rookie of the Year
This award recognizes the most stellar and active newcomer to the Brotherhood. A member that follows orders to the letter, is heavily active in his/her division and is of outstanding character for the calendar year from January 30th (The first day of an RPHX Year) to January 29th (Our Anniversary Day).
Pirates of the Burning Sea
The “Bloody 50”
Purpose: This award signifies a member’s achievement of reaching the distinction of a Level 50 Pirate or British Player of the fleet.
The Nation Head
Purpose: The Nation Head is awarded for continuous participation and service in the Risen Phoenix Pirates of the Burning Sea division over a six month period.
Star Trek Online
The Star Trek Online Launch Cluster
This is awarded to the initial members of the Risen Phoenix Star Trek Online Division who fly and play under the flag of the Brotherhood of The Risen Phoenix Fleet and Clan during the initial Star Trek Online Game Launch Month (February 2nd, 2010 – March 2nd, 2010). This cluster delineates that this member was among the division as it was founded in-game as one of the Original STO Launch Fleets.
Wargaming.Net’s Collection of Games
The Tanker 10
This award is given to a member upon successful completion of reaching and earning the experience needed to operate a Tier 10 Tank in the game World Of Tanks.
The Pilot 10
This award is given to a member upon successful completion of reaching and earning the experience needed to operate a Tier 10 Warplane in the game World Of Warplanes.
The Sailor 10
This award is given to a member upon successful completion of reaching and earning the experience needed to operate a Tier 10 Warship in the game World Of Battleships.
The Rise Medal
Purpose: To commemorate the creation and commissioning of the fleet on 29 January 2009. All members of the Commissioning Roster are eligible for the award.
Not Eligible for awarding- Award is Retired but still on the list.