Marine Good Conduct Medal is awarded to any enlisted member of the Marine Corps completing three consecutive years of “honorable and faithful service”. Such service implies that a standard enlistment was completed without any non-judicial punishments, disciplinary infractions, or court martial offenses. If a service member commits an offense, the three-year mark “resets” and a service member must perform an additional three years of discipline free service before the Marine Corps Good Conduct may be authorized. The Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal was first issued in 1896 and was originally a ribbon and medal suspended from a clasp bearing the words “U.S. Marine Corps”. The clasp was eliminated after 1935 and the medal has remained unchanged in appearance since that time. Enlistment bars, showing each honorable period of service, were used until 1953 when the Marine Corps adopted Bronze or Silver service stars to denote additional awards of the Good Conduct Medal.