Coast Guard Bicentennial Unit Commendation

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Coast Guard Bicentennial Unit Commendation
Bicentennial Unit Commendation ribbon.svg
Awarded by United States Coast Guard
TypeUnit award
EligibilityService with the Coast Guard from March 1989 to October 1989.
Awarded for"[F]or an extraordinary level of service to the government and citizens of the United States for 200 years and in particular from March 1989 through October 1989."
StatusNo longer awarded
Statistics
Established2 January 1990
Precedence
Next (higher)Coast Guard "E" Ribbon[1]
Next (lower)Prisoner of War Medal[1]

The Coast Guard Bicentennial Unit Commendation was a unit award of the United States Coast Guard which was awarded to all active, reserve, auxiliary, and civilian personnel of the Coast Guard for service from March 1989 to October 1989.

The award was issued only to those whose service up to the issuance date was honorable and it could be issued to members of other services who were assigned to the Coast Guard and served in that period.[2]

Wearing of the ribbon was stipulated to be placed after the Coast Guard "E" ribbon and before the Prisoner of War Medal.[3]

One-time award[edit]

Established by Commandant of the Coast Guard Admiral Paul A. Yost, Jr. on 2 January 2 1990.[4] The award was issued as a one-time award only that commemorated the founding of the U.S. Coast Guard in 1790, then known as the Revenue Cutter Service. The Coast Guard Bicentennial Unit Commendation was discontinued for issuance in September 1991, but Coast Guard regulations permit the continued wearing of the decoration on the uniforms of Coast Guard members who have earned it.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Coast Guard Ribbons & Devices" (PDF). United States Coast Guard. Retrieved December 31, 2015.
  2. ^ "Coast Guard Bicentennial Unit Commendation". militarywired.com. Retrieved April 13, 2013.
  3. ^ "BICENTENNIAL UNIT COMMENDATION". foxfall.com. Retrieved April 13, 2013.
  4. ^ Yost, Jr., Paul A. "The Commandant of the Coast Guard takes pleasure in presenting the COAST GUARD BICENTENNIAL UNIT COMMENDATION to THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD" (PDF). United States Coast Guard. Retrieved December 31, 2015.