.United States Army Service and Training Ribbons.


Army Sea Duty Ribbon

     Established by the Secretary of the Army 17 APR 2006, it is awarded to members of the US Army, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve for completion of designated periods of sea duty aboard Class A and Class B US Army Vessels. The ASDR is also authorized to be awarded for duty aboard other qualifying vessels when the vessels meet the requirements of AR 600–88, paragraph 1–7:

(1)
For active duty members. Active duty members must complete two years of cumulative sea duty on a Class A or B USAV or for duty aboard other qualifying vessels when such vessels meet the requirements of AR 600–88, paragraph 1–7. Subsequent awards are authorized upon completion of additional two years of cumulative sea duty as outlined above.
(2)
Members of the ARNG and USAR must have two creditable years in a US Army watercraft unit, which must include a minimum of 25 days underway during each year and two annual training exercises underway on a Class A or B USAV or a 90-day deployment aboard a USAV, underway. Subsequent awards are authorized upon completion of additional qualifying periods of sea duty as outlined above.
(3)
For mobilized Soldiers. One year of sea duty as a mobilized solider will be credited toward one creditable year as long as the minimum underway requirement is met.
(4)
Members of other services are authorized to be awarded the ASDR as outlined in paragraphs (1) and (2), above, consistent with their respective Service policies and concurrence, in accordance with paragraph 1–37.

     For first award only, an individual may be posthumously awarded the ASDR prior to completion of service criteria as defined above, provided the member’s death is ruled as in the line of duty.

     The Chief, Marine Qualification Division, is the approval authority for award of the ASDR. Eligible members or their next of kin may submit requests for the ASDR to the:

  Chief, Marine Qualification Division
  Attention: Career Pay Office, HRC
  Building 705 Room 231
  705 Read Street
  Fort Eustis, VA 23604–5407

     The ASDR may be awarded retroactively for qualifying service after 01 AUG 1952, the activation date of the first heavy boat company in the Transportation Corps. Eligible members or their next of kin may submit requests to the address above . Requests should include the individual’s full name, SSN or serial number, dates of service, DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) (if applicable), and information concerning the individual’s qualifying sea service duty.

 
Subsequent awards of the ribbon are designated by
3/16-inch bronze and silver Service Stars or
a 5/16-inch gold Service Star as follows:

1st Award,
2 years sea duty;
ribbon only
| 6th Award,
12 years sea duty; + 1 silver star
2d Award,
4 years sea duty;
+ 1 bronze star
|
7th Award,
14 years sea duty; + 2 silver stars
3d Award,
6 years sea duty; + 2 bronze stars
|
8th Award,
16 years sea duty; + 3 silver stars
4th Award,
8 years sea duty; + 3 bronze stars |
9th Award,
18 years sea duty; + 4 silver stars
5th Award,
10 years sea duty; + 4 bronze stars |
10th Award,
20 years sea duty; + 1 gold star

 

Order of Precedence places the ASDR just after the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.






Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon

     Established by the Secretary of the Army 10 APR 1981 and effective 01 AUG 1981, the NCO Professional Development Ribbon is awarded to members of the US Army, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve for successful completion of designated NCO professional development courses.

     Bronze Arabic Numerals designate award level above Primary:

Ribbon
Only
Primary NCO Courses, Primary Leadership Courses, and Primary Technical Courses
2
Advanced Leader Courses
3
Senior Leader Courses
4
U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academies

This ribbon is retroactive during the individual's service (without Numeral) as long as service continued to or past 01 AUG 1981.

Order of Precedence places the NCOPDR just after the Armed Forces Reserve Medal.




Army Service Ribbon

     Established by the Secretary of the Army 10 APR 1981 and effective 01 AUG 1981, the Army Service Ribbon is awarded to members of the US Army, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve who have successfully completed initial entry training.

     Officers receive the ribbon upon completion of their basic orientation or higher level course. Those officers assigned a specialty, special skill identifier, or MOS based on civilian or other service acquired skills are eligible for the ribbon after completion of four months honorable active service.

     Enlisted personnel are eligible upon completion of initial MOS-producing courses. For those enlisted personnel assigned an MOS based on civilian or other service acquired skills, it is awarded after four months of honorable active service.

This ribbon is retroactive during the individual's service as long as service continued to or past 01 AUG 1981.

Order of Precedence places the ASR just after the Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon.

 



Army Overseas Service Ribbon

     Established by the Secretary of the Army 10 APR 1981 and effective 01 AUG 1981, the Overseas Service Ribbon is awarded to members of the US Army, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve credited with a normal overseas tour completed in accordance with AR 614-30. A soldier who has overseas service credited by another armed service is eligible for this ribbon.

     The ribbon is not authorized for completion of an overseas tour of duty for which a service medal has been authorized.

Second and subsequent awards of the ribbon are designated by bronze Arabic Numerals.

This ribbon is retroactive during the individual's service as long as service continued to or past 01 AUG 1981.

Order of Precedence places the AOSR just after the Army Service Ribbon.

 



Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon

     Established by the Secretary of the Army 11 JUL 1984, the ribbon is awarded to members of the Army Reserve components for successful completion of annual training for a period of not less than ten days on foreign soil.

Bronze Arabic Numerals are used to designate second and subsequent awards.

Order of Precedence places the ARCOTR just after the Army Overseas Service Ribbon.

 

 
 

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