|Commandant's Letter of Commendation Ribbon|
Commandant's Letter of Commendation Ribbon.svg|
Commandant's Letter of Commendation Ribbon
Awarded by the|
Department of Homeland Security
|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.|
|First awarded||17 March 1979|
|Next (higher)||Coast Guard Achievement Medal|
|Next (lower)||Coast Guard Combat Action Ribbon|
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.
- "Ribbon Order of Precedence". United States Coast Guard. http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg1/cg122/PolicyStandards/medals/docs/Order_of_Precedence.pdf. Retrieved 19 January 2013. [dead link]
- United States Coast Guard (May 2008). "COMDTINST M1650.25D Medals and Awards Manual". Department of Homeland Security. http://www.uscg.mil/directives/cim/1000-1999/CIM_1650_25D.pdf. Retrieved 19 January 2013. [dead link]
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