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Ribbons of the U.S. Marine Corps

The following are Ribbon Awards that are authorized for wear by members of the U.S. Marine Corps. 

Following the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
ribbon_18x2.gif (1176 bytes) Combat Action Ribbon
For active participation in ground or surface combat subsequent to 1 March 1961 while in the grade of captain/colonel or junior thereto.
  *Gold   Star denotes subsequent awards  *Silver Star in lieu of 5 Gold
ribbon_18x3.gif (1195 bytes) Presidential Unit Citation
For service in a unit cited in the name of the president for outstanding performance in action.
  *Gold   Star denotes subsequent awards  Silver Star in lieu of 5 Gold
ribbon_18x4.gif (1896 bytes) Joint Meritorious Unit Citation
Recognizes joint units or activities for meritorious achievement or service superior to that which would normally be expected during combat or declared national emergency or under extraordinary circumstances that involve the national interest.
  *Gold   Star denotes subsequent awards  *Silver Star in lieu of 5 Gold

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Navy Unit Commendation
For Outstanding heroism or action in an extremely meritorious service not involving combat, but in support of military operations.
*Bronze  Star denotes subsequent awards  *Silver Star in lieu of 5 Bronze

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Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
For valorous or meritorious achievement or service that renders the unit outstanding as compared to other units performing the same service.
*Bronze  Star denotes subsequent awards  *Silver Star in lieu of 5 Bronze

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Navy "E" Ribbon
Awarded to note permanent duty on/with ships or squadrons that wond the battle efficiency competitions subsequent to 1 July 1974.
Following the Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
ribbon_30n1.gif (1279 bytes) Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
Recognizes the unique and demanding nature of sea service and the arduous duty attendant with deployment, subsequent to 15 August 1974.
*Bronze  Star denotes subsequent awards  *Silver Star in lieu of 5 Bronze
ribbon_30n2.gif (1390 bytes) Arctic Service Ribbon
For participation in operations in support of the Arctic Warfare Program on or after 1 January 1982.
ribbon_30n4.gif (1241 bytes) Overseas Service Ribbon
For 12 consecutive or accumulated active duty months at an overseas duty station, or for 30 consecutive days or 45 cumulative days of active duty for training or temporary active duty after 14 August 1974.
*Bronze  Star denotes subsequent awards  *Silver Star in lieu of 5 Bronze

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Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon
*Bronze  Star denotes subsequent awards  *Silver Star in lieu of 5 Bronze
Following the Armed Forces Reserve Medal
ribbon_31mc_res.jpg (1599 bytes) Marine Corps Reserve Ribbon
For 10 years of service in the Marine Corps Reserve prior to 18 December 1965.   (Obsolete)
ribbon_32fmc_cg.jpg (2520 bytes) Foreign Decoration
As specified by the Awarding Government
ribbon_32unit1.gif (1729 bytes) Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation
For service in defense and liberation of the Philippines during World War II.     * Bronze Service Star
ribbon_32unit2.gif (1843 bytes) Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
For Service in Korea from 27 June 1950 to 27 July 1953
ribbon_32unit3.gif (1692 bytes) Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation
For humanitarian assistance given during the August-September 1954 evacuation of civilians from north and Central Vietnam.
ribbon_32unit4.gif (2236 bytes) Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation
Awarded by the Republic of Vietnam to units for valorous combat achievement.
ribbon_32unit5.gif (2263 bytes) Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation
Awarded by the Republic of Vietnam to units in recognition of meritorious civil action service.
 

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