UNITED STATES NAVY

Establishing Authority

The Reserve Special Commendation Ribbon was established on April 16, 1946, by Secretary of the Navy James V. Forrestal.

Effective Dates

The Reserve Special Commendation Ribbon was in effect from January 1, 1930 to December 7, 1941.

Criteria

This ribbon was awarded to officers of the Navy or Marine Corps Organized Reserve who commanded a battalion (or separate division of the Naval or Marine Corps Reserve) for a period of four years between January 1, 1930 and December 7, 1941. To qualify, the officer must also have had a total of not less than ten years service in the Reserves.

Order of Precedence

The Reserve Special Commendation Ribbon is worn after the Good Conduct Medal and before the Naval Reserve Meritor-ious Service Medal.

Devices

No devices were authorized for the Reserve Special Commendation Ribbon.