I saw this today – Meet the British Royal Marine awarded a Bronze Star by the US Marine Corps: https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2020/06/25/meet-the-british-royal-marine-awarded-a-bronze-star-by-the-us-marine-corps/.
On June 3 the U.S. Marine Corps awarded a British Royal Marine a Bronze Star for his “instrumental” role as an operations officer with the U.S. Marines in Afghanistan, according to the Corps.
Royal Marine Maj. James Fuller deployed to Afghanistan on June 1, 2018, as part of the Marine Corps’ Foreign Personnel Exchange Program, which gives officers in the allied military a chance to work side-by-side with their American counterparts, according to a press release.
Fuller volunteered for the exchange program in the hopes of broadening his horizons.
“The assignment involved the deployment to Task Force Southwest,” Fuller told Marine Corps Times in an email. “This meant that I was getting to deploy on operations again which is why I joined up in the first place.”
The British commando said once he got down the astounding number of uniquely American military acronyms, and learned how to spell in American English, working with his American counterparts in Afghanistan came naturally.
“We have very similar military planning processes on both sides of the Atlantic which makes it incredibly easy to slot onto either military staff and still understand the plan,” Fuller said in his email, “We might say and write things a bit differently to one another but it’s amazing how similarly minded we all are.”