Commandant's Letter of Commendation Ribbon

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Commandant's Letter of Commendation Ribbon
Commandant's Letter of Commendation Ribbon.svg
Commandant's Letter of Commendation Ribbon
Awarded by the United States Coast Guard
Type Individual award ribbon
Eligibility Members of the Armed Forces of the United States, including foreign military personnel serving in any capacity with the Coast Guard
Awarded for An unusual and/or outstanding act or services.
Status Currently awarded
Statistics
First awarded 17 March 1979
Precedence
Next (higher) Coast Guard Achievement Medal[1]
Next (lower) Coast Guard Combat Action Ribbon[1]

The Commandant’s Letter of Commendation Ribbon is a personal military award of the United States Coast Guard. The award was established in March 1979 by Admiral John B. Hayes.

Criteria[edit]

The Commandant’s Letter of Commendation Ribbon is awarded to any member of the Coast Guard who receives a Letter of Commendation from the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. The decoration is retroactive to August 12, 1921 which was when the Commandant’s Commendation Letter was first issued by Admiral William E. Reynolds.

Additional awards of the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation Ribbon are denoted by 5/16 inch stars. The Commandant’s Letter of Commendation Ribbon with the Operational Distinguishing Device may be authorized for operational and field condition achievements. The Commandant’s Letter of Commendation Ribbon is below the Coast Guard Achievement Medal in order of precedence.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ribbon Order of Precedence". United States Coast Guard. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  2. ^ United States Coast Guard (May 2008). "COMDTINST M1650.25D Medals and Awards Manual". Department of Homeland Security. Retrieved 19 January 2013.