UNITED STATES NAVY



Establishing Authority

The Expert Pistol Marksmanship Medal was established on October 14, 1969, by the Secretary of the Navy John H. Chafee when he redesignated the ribbon to the Expert Pistol Shot Medal to permit marksman and sharpshooters to wear the ribbon for qualifying below the expert level.

Effective Dates

The Pistol Marksmanship ribbon has been in effect since October 14, 1969.

Criteria

The Pistol Marksmanship ribbon is worn for scoring at the marksman, sharpshooter or expert level of qualification on a prescribed course of fire for the rifle.

Order of Precedence

The Pistol Marksmanship ribbon is worn after all other ribbons.

Devices

Qualification at the marksman level entitles the individual to wear the ribbon without device.

Qualification at the sharpshooter level is indicated by a silver letter "S"

Qualification at the Expert level is indicated by a silver "E" on the ribbon.