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(4) Awards and Warfare Devices from Prior and Other Services.  Uniform Regulations designates the authorized awards and warfare devices that can be worn on Navy Uniforms.  Awards received for service performed while attached to units of the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, which are not listed in the awards section of Uniform Regulations but which are equivalent to Navy awards, may be worn in the order specified by the respective military service subject to the additional restrictions noted in Uniform Regulations.  Only the warfare devices listed in Uniform Regulations may be worn on Navy uniforms.  Consult the Class Team for further guidance.

            (a) The following is a list of "Other Services" Awards, which if awarded, may be worn on the Navy Uniform.  For precedence these awards may be worn directly following the Navy equivalent award.

MEDALS

Medal of Honor (Army & Air Force)
Distinguished Service Cross (Army)
Air Force Cross
Distinguished Service Medal (Army)
Distinguished Service Medal (Air Force)
Distinguished Service Medal (Coast Guard)
Soldiers Medal(Army)
Airman's Medal(Air Force)
Coast Guard Medal
Gold Lifesaving Medal(Coast Guard)
Silver Lifesaving Medal(Coast Guard)
Air Force Aerial Achievement Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Coast Guard Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Coast Guard Achievement Medal
Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Medal
Good Conduct (Army)
Good Conduct (Air Force)
Good Conduct (Coast Guard)
Good Conduct (Marine Corps)
Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct Medal
Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal
Air Force Reserve Forces Meritorious Reserve Medal
Army Occupation Medal
Coast Guard Arctic Service Medal
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal
Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon

RIBBONS

Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon (Army & Air Force)
Coast Guard Unit Commendation Ribbon
Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon
Coast Guard Team Commendation Ribbon
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Ribbon
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award Ribbon
Army Valorous Unit Award
Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon (Army)
Army Superior Unit Award
Air Force Overseas Ribbon (Long Tour)
Army Overseas Service Ribbon
Coast Guard "E" Ribbon

            (b) The following is a list of Awards which are not authorized for wear on the Navy Uniform:

Air Force Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Combat Readiness Medal
Air Force Recognition Ribbon
Air Force Overseas Ribbon (Short Tour)
Air Force Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon
Air Force Outstanding Airman of the Year Ribbon
Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon
Air Force NCO Professional Military Educational
Graduate Ribbon
Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon
Army Service Ribbon
Coast Guard Expert Shot Medal
Coast Guard Commandant Letter of Commendation Ribbon
Coast Guard Gold Medal for Outstanding Achievement
Coast Guard Restricted Duty Ribbon
Coast Guard Basic Training Honor Graduate Ribbon
Coast Guard Bicentennial Unit Commendation
Coast Guard Gold Medal for Outstanding Achievement
Valorous Unit Award
All State issued awards

Note:  (Navy active duty and reserve personnel who qualify on a small arms qualification course with any other branch of the Armed Forces (including Coast Guard) may wear the appropriate Navy ribbon/medal corresponding to that service qualification designation.  OPNAVINST 3591.1 provides information on qualification requirements.)

  
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