UNITED STATES NAVY

1. Description: Medal: A bronze eight pointed star with alternating points of the star lined, superimposed by a disk with a figure of a soldier, a child and a farmer with a shovel, all enclosed by a white enamel designation band inscribed DAN-VU at the top and BOI-TINH at the bottom. Ribbon: The ribbon is 1 3/8 inches in width and consists of the following stripes: 3/32 inch Bottle Green; 3/16 inch Scarlet; 23/64 inch Bottle Green; 1/64 inch Scarlet; 1/16 inch Bottle Green; 1/64 inch Scarlet; 23/64 inch Bottle Green; 3/16 inch Scarlet; and 3/32 inch Bottle Green. The ribbon is worn with a palm to indicate level of awarding authority. The ribbon is enclosed behind a gold color metal frame.

2. Criteria: The Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Medal was awarded as an individual foreign award to some members of the United States Army. The unit citation of the Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Medal was awarded certain units by the Vietnamese government for meritorious service during the period 1 March 1961 to 28 March 1974. Individuals who received the RVN Civil Actions Medal as an individual award are authorized to wear the medal. Personnel assigned to an unit which was awarded the medal are authorized to wear the unit award emblem.

3. Background:

   a. The Republic of Vietnam Civil Action unit citation is authorized for permanent wear only. Personnel assigned to the organization during the period cited may wear the emblem.

   b. Organizations which have been awarded the Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions unit award may display a streamer on the organizational flag. The streamer is the same pattern as the ribbon with the palm near the heading of the streamer. The inscription will be as indicated on the unit's lineage and honors.

   c. The Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Medal was awarded as an individual foreign decoration in certain instances. When worn as an individual foreign decoration, it is worn without the gold frame.