Coast Guard "E" Ribbon — Military Decorations

Coast Guard "E" Ribbon Medal and Ribbon Design Images

The Coast Guard "E" Ribbon comes with a unique service ribbon, which is worn on the recipient's uniform in situations where the full medal is not worn. If you have earned this decoration, you can wear the service ribbon on your ribbon rack.
Design of the Coast Guard "E" Ribbon

No Medal Design due to being a ribbon

What is the Coast Guard "E" Ribbon Decoration?

In September of 1990, the United States Coast Guard established the Coast Guard E Ribbon as an equal to the U.S. Navy's "E" Ribbon. This excellence ribbon is a unit decoration which can be presented to officers and crew of any coast guard cutter which has earned the Occupational Excellence Award during their annual refresher training.

The United States military sorts decorations into categories called Classes and Types. The Coast Guard "E" Ribbon medal is classified as a Unit Award of the type Efficiency Award.

How Do You Earn the Coast Guard "E" Ribbon?

Requires Unit to have earned the Occupational Excellence Award while performing annual refresher training.

Displaying the Coast Guard "E" Ribbon

The Order of Precedence of the Coast Guard "E" Ribbon is 57, and this precedence is used when placing the associated service ribbon on your uniform ribbon rack. You can see a full list of decorations in the order of precedence on the Decorations homepage.

The ribbon is displayed between the Meritorious Team Commendation and the Coast Guard Bicentennial Unit Commendation.

Coast Guard "E" Ribbon Associated Branches

Coast Guard

Coast Guard "E" Ribbon Associated Branches

Coast Guard

Coast Guard "E" Ribbon and the Stolen Valor Act

The Stolen Valor Act of 2013 is a federal law that makes it illegal for any person to falsely claim to be the recipient of certain military awards, "with the intention of obtaining money, property, or other tangible benefit by convincing another that he or she received the award".This decoration is covered by the Stolen Valor act. Fraudulently claiming to have received a Coast Guard "E" Ribbon can result in punishment including a fine, imprisonment for not more than one year, or both

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