Service Ribbons of U.S. Military
Service Medals & Ribbon-Only Awards

Displayed in the order of precedence for each service.

(####) Authorization date
(#### - ####) Authorized award dates
(#### > ####) Authorization & Retroactive dates

Grayed text denotes obsolete or too old to find on an active uniform.

These ribbon drawings, except those drawn by me, are all copyright 2011-16 Heath Robison, and are used here with
Mr. Robison's kind permission.
No further reproduction of either is authorized.


ARMY

AIR
FORCE

NAVY

MARINE
CORPS

COAST
GUARD


Service Medals & Ribbon-Only Awards
  


Prisoner of War Medal
(1985 > 1917)


Combat Readiness Medal  (1964)
 


Reserve Special Commendation Ribbon
(1930 - 1941)


Good Conduct Medal
 (1941 > 1940)


Navy Good Conduct Medal (1869)


MC Good Conduct Medal (1896)


CG Good Conduct Medal (1923)


AF Good Conduct Medal (1963)
(DC'd 2006-09)


Naval Reserve Medal
(1938 - 1958)


Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (1971)


Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal  (1964)
    


Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal  (1958 - 2014)
  


Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal
(1925)
     


CG Reserve Good Conduct Medal
(1963)
 


Fleet Marine Force Ribbon (1984 - 2006)


Marine Corps Reserve Ribbon (1945 - 1965)


Navy Expeditionary
Medal  (1936 > 1874)


MC Expeditionary Medal  (1919)


Outstanding Airman of the Year Ribbon
(1968)


Enlisted Person of the Year Ribbon
(1999 > 1994)


AF Recognition Ribbon
(1980)


Civil War Campaign Medal (1905 > 1861)


Civil War Campaign Medal
(1907 > 1861)


Civil War Campaign Medal (1913 > 1861)


Civil War Campaign Medal
(1913 > 1861)


Indian Campaign Medal
(1905 > 1865)


Dewey Medal
(1898)


Indian Campaign Medal
(1917 > 1865)


Sampson Medal
(1901 > 1898)


Cardenas Medal
of Honor 
(1901 > 1898)


West Indies Campaign Medal
(1908-13 > 1898)


Spanish Campaign Medal  (1905 > 1898)


Spanish Campaign Medal
(1908 > 1898)


Spanish Campaign Medal (1917 > 1898)


Spanish Campaign Medal
(1917 > 1898)


Spanish War
Service Medal
(1918 > 1898)


Army of Cuban Occupation Medal
(1915 > 1898)


Army of Puerto Rican Occupation Medal
(1915 > 1898)


Philippine Campaign Medal
(1908 > 1899)


Philippine Campaign Medal
(1905 > 1899)


Philippine Campaign Medal
(1913 > 1899)
 


Philippine Congressional Medal
(1906 > 1899)


China Campaign Medal
(1905 > 1900)


China Relief Expedition Medal

(1908 > 1900)


Army of Cuban Pacification Medal
(1909 > 1906)


Army of Cuban Pacification Medal
(1909 > 1906)
 


Peary Polar Expedition Medal (1944 > 1908)


First Nicaraguan Campaign Medal
(1913 > 1912)


Mexican Service Medal
(1917 > 1911)


First Haitian Campaign Medal
(1917 > 1915)


Mexican Border Service Medal
(1918 > 1916)


Dominican Campaign Medal

(1921 > 1916)


Victory Medal, World War I
(1919 > 1917)

     
        (Original)                                (Mass-produced)
Army of Occupation of Germany Medal
(1941 > 1918)


Second Haitian Campaign Medal

(1921 > 1919)


NC-4 Medal
(1935 > 1919)


Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal
(1933 > 1926)


Yangtze Service Medal
(1930 > 1926)


Byrd Antarctic Expedition Medal
(1930 > 1928)


Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition Medal
(1936 > 1933)


China Service Medal
(1942 > 1937)


American Defense Service Medal
(1941 > 1939)


Women's Army Corps Service Medal
(1943 > 1942)


American Campaign Medal
(1942 > 1941)


Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
(1942 > 1941)


European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
(1942 > 1941)


Victory Medal, World War II
(1945 > 1941)


United States Antarctic Expedition Medal
(1945 > 1939)


Army of Occupation of Germany and Japan Medal
(1946, AF 1948 > 1945)


Navy Occupation Service Medal
(1946 > 1945)


Medal for Humane Action
(1949 > 1948)


National Defense Service Medal
(1953 > 1950-54) (1961-74) (1990-95) (2001-?)


Korean Service Medal
(1950 - 1954)


Antarctica Service Medal
(1960 > 1946)


Coast Guard Arctic Service Medal
(1976 > 1946)


Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
(1961 > 1958)


Vietnam Service Medal
(1965 > 1962)


Southwest Asia Service Medal
(1991 > 1990)


Kosovo Campaign Medal
(2000 > 1999)


Afghanistan Campaign Medal
(2004 > 2001)


Iraq Campaign Medal
(2004 > 2003)


Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal
(2016 > 2014)


Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
(2004 > 2001)


Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
(2004 > 2001)


Korea Defense Service Medal
(2002 > 1954)


Armed Forces Service Medal
(1996 > 1992)


Humanitarian Service Medal
(1975)


DOT 9-11 Ribbon
(2001-02)


Special Operations Service Ribbon (1987)


Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
(1993)


Army Sea Duty Ribbon
(2006 > 1952)


Air and Space Campaign Medal
(2002 > 1999)


Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
(1980 > 1974)


CG Sea Service Ribbon
(1984)


Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service
Medal/with N Device
(2014 > 1991)
 


AF Overseas Short Tour Service Ribbon (1980)


Navy Arctic Service Ribbon
(1986 > 1982)


AF Overseas Long Tour Service Ribbon (1980)


Navy Reserve Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (1986)


CG Restricted Duty Ribbon (1984)


AF Expeditionary Service Ribbon (2003)

/with combat zone border


Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service
Ribbon (1987)


CG Overseas Service Ribbon (2009)


AF Longevity Service Award Ribbon
(1957 > 1947)
 

CG Basic Training Honor Graduate Ribbon
(1984)

AF Special Duty Ribbon
(2014)


AF Basic Military Training Instructor Ribbon
(1998-2014)


Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon
(1989 > 1973)


MC Recruiting Ribbon (1995 > 1973)


CG Recruiting
Service Ribbon
(1995 > 1980)


AF Recruiter Ribbon
(2000-2014)


Navy Recruit Training Service Ribbon
(1998 > 1995)


MC Drill Instructor Ribbon
(1997 > 1952)

 


Navy Ceremonial Guard Service Ribbon
(2003 > 2001)

MC (Embassy) Security Guard Ribbon
(1997 > 1949)


MC Combat Instructor Ribbon (2014 > 2002)


Armed Forces Reserve Medal
(1950)


Distinguished Marksman and Pistol Shot Ribbon
(1942-52)


Army NCO Prof Development Ribbon
(1981)


AF NCO Prof Mil Ed Graduate Ribbon
(1982)


Distinguished Marksman Ribbon
(1952-59)


Army Service Ribbon
(1981)


AF BMT Honor Graduate Ribbon (1976)


Distinguished Pistol Shot Ribbon (1952-59)


Army Overseas Service Ribbon (1981)
 


Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
(1963)


Navy Expert
Rifleman Medal
/with E Device (1969)


CG Expert
Rifleman Medal
/with E Device (1969)


Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (1984)


AF Training Ribbon
(1980 > 1974)
  


Navy Expert
Pistol Shot Medal
/with E Device (1969)


CG Expert
Pistol Shot Medal
/with E Device (1969)

  

ARMY

AIR
FORCE

NAVY

MARINE
CORPS

COAST
GUARD


These ribbon drawings, except those drawn by me, are all copyright 2011-16 Heath Robison, and are used here with
Mr. Robison's kind permission.
No further reproduction of either is authorized.


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