UNITED STATES NAVY

Establishing Authority

The Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon was established on February 2, 1989, by Secretary of the Navy William L. Ball III and announced in SECNAVINST 1650.39 on June 1, 1989.

Effective Dates

The commencement date of the Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon was made retroactive to July 1, 1973.

Criteria

Awarded to officers and enlisted personnel of the United States Navy and Naval Reserve, to include Active Duty for Special Work (ADSW) personnel in support of recruiting and Naval Reserve personnel assigned to the following activities:

-- Navy Recruiting Command, Washington, DC
-- Navy Recruiting Area
-- Navy Recruiting Districts
-- Navy Recruiting Exhibit Center (disestablished in May of 1997)
-- Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit, Pensacola, Florida
-- National Training Team (and its predecessor organization)
-- Navy Recruiting Quality Assurance Team, Great Lakes, Illinois
-- Navy Recruiting Youth Program Field Representatives
-- Navy Recruiting, Recruit Training Center Liaison Offices
-- Navy Recruiting Command Liaison Team (Federal Records Center, St Louis)
-- Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (Blue Angels)
-- Navy Baloon Team
-- Navy Parachute Team (Leap Frogs)
-- Bureau of Naval Personnel (PEERS-23) Navy/Naval Reserve
-- Recruiting Liaison Representatives (disestablished)
-- Naval Reserve Recruiting Command, New Orleans
-- Naval Reserve Recruiting Command Detachment One (Alameda, California)
-- Naval Reserve Recruiting Command Detachment Two (Great Lakes, Illinois)
-- Naval Reserve Recruiting Command Detachment Three (Dallas, Texas)
-- Naval Reserve Recruiting Command Detachment Four (Orlando, Florida)
-- Naval Reserve Recruiting Command Detachment Five (Silver Springs, Maryland)
-- Naval Reserve Recruiting Command Detachment Six (Scotia, New York)
-- Naval Reserve Recruiting Command Detachment Seven (Denver, Colorado)
-- Commander, Naval Reserve Force, Recruiting Liaison Representatives
-- Director, Candidate Guidance Office, USNA, Naval Academy Information Officer Program

The ribbon is awarded to non Career Recruiting Force and Non Naval Reserve Canvasser Recruiter personnel upon completion of a successful tour of duty in recruiting at the recommendation of their commanding officer or officer in charge. Career Recruiting Force personnel, Campus Liaison Officers, and Recruiting District Assistance Council members are eligible for the ribbon upon each completion of three consecutive years of recruiting duty.

Canvasser Recruiter and Active Duty for Special Work recruiting personnel will also be eligible for the ribbon after completion of three consecutive years of combined recruiting duty provided no break in service of more than sixty days occurs during the period.

Order of Precedence

The Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon is worn after the Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon and before the Armed Forces Reserve Medal.

Restrictions

This ribbon may not be worn on the Coast Guard uniform.

Devices

Subsequent awards are denoted by bronze service stars three-sixteenths of an inch in diameter (a silver service star the same size denotes a sixth award).