To aid the cells/units of the Maquis Forces International in the creation and presentation of awards to recognize the achievements of its members in various fields of service and Fandom.
Authority: The Division operates under the direct supervision and command of the Membership Department, MFI. All operations of the Division are subject to approval by the CC.
Visit the Hall of Honor
, which shows all the awards our rebels have earned.
Medals and Ribbons are worn on the following Order of Precedence. See each level's page to determine the Order of Precedence within each level:
MFI International Awards
MFI Department Level Awards
MFI Branch Level Awards
MFI Zone Level Awards
MFI Chapter Level Awards
Outside International Fan Club Awards
MFI International Awards: An award for which the Awards Department determines the criteria and representation. Awards can be Academy or Service based awards. Academy awards are authorized by confirmation of a passing grade on a particular exam by the Academy Commandant. Service awards are awarded by their individual criteria established by the Awards Department.
Department Level Awards:An award for which the head of the Department determines the criteria and representation of their awards. Ther are currently no internationally controled ribbons for this level.
Branch Level Awards:An award for which the head of the Branch determines the criteria and representation save for the representation of the ribbons listed.
Zone Level Awards: An award for which the Zone Coordinator determines the criteria and representation save for the representation of the ribbons listed.
Chapter Level Awards: An award for which the Chapter Chairperson or Chapter Designee(s) determine the criteria and representation save for the representation of the ribbons listed.
Types of awards: There are four basic types of awards authorized by the MFI.
Medals - MFI is currently negotiating to produce our own medals. MFI does recognize those medals earned by members from other International Groups (I.G.'s). Wearing of other I.G.'s medals is authorized for MFI members. Refer to the issuing group for their order of precedence, following the MFI model below.
Ribbons - MFI produces ribbons using those from various sources (see Ribbon Construction). Although these are real ribbons from either the Civil Air Patrol or from the US Military, we take great effort to alter the "base" ribbon so as to avoid the appearance that we as an organization are mis-representing ourselves by wearing these existing ribbons. Since these become unique to MFI, these are "legal" for our members to then wear as they do not exist in their final form elsewhere.
Devices - Devices are obtained from the sources below and although are the actual devices used by the Civil Air Patrol and the US Military, we either use them in different manners, combinations, and ribbons or they are common enough in various groups to again avoid the appearance that we are misrepresenting ourselves.
Paper Certificates - Using this method of award gives MFI the freedom of expression through free formats as decided upon by the awarding authority. Those awarding authorities should adhere to standards which don't conflict with other authorities on a peer to peer level to avoid confusion (i.e. Coordinator Council (CC) awards should resemble those issued by other CC members' awards. Branches have more freedom since they are entities unto themselves, however, they should adhere to some pre-agreed on general format. Chapters can choose whichever format they choose and enjoy the broadest form of freedom of expression.