THE OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE OF THE FIRST MARINE DIVISION!
Designed and created by HM1 Joseph Henry in 2016. The Certificate is meant to be a reminder of the history and elements of the First Marine Division. This certificate is only available to Marines and Sailors who have served with the First Marine Division and contributed to the Division’s legacy of courage, sacrifice and first to answer the call.
Please include the following information in the text box above!
Sailor or Marine
- Date you checked into Division:
EX: 1 January 2017
EX: HM1 John A. Smith or Sgt John A. Smith
- 2nd Approving Signature: ( OPTIONAL ) *All Diamondback Certificates have General Mattis's signature on the right.
EX: Col J. A. Smith
1st Battalion 1st Marines
1st Marine Division
1ST MARINE DIVISION DIAMONDBACK CERTIFICATE
The Diamondback Certificate will fit directly into a 13x19 frame, but honestly it should be in the most obnoxiously large frame possible. I would recommend buying an 18x24 frame and have matting cut to make a border. This can be done at almost any frame/art store and it will be significantly cheaper if you buy the frame and matting yourself and ask the nice lady in the matting department to simply cut the matting to fit your certificate and frame. Having a matted edge will allow you space for extra things to be place around the certificate (coins, plaques, patches, military swag, you get it).
Hold Fast Certificates are printed on high gloss micro-porous photo paper using pigment ink to ensure the highest quality image and longest lasting print possible. As is the case with all inkjet printed images, fading over time can occur if proper care is not given. In order to ensure the longevity of your certificate please do the following:
1. Frame the cert behind glass to prevent fading due to air exposure
2. Use UV blocking glass
3. Keep away from windows where it will be exposed to direct sunlight.