Air Force Military Ribbon & Medal Wear Guide

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ISBN 978-1-884452-71-1

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A fully illustrated U.S. Air Force guide for male and female officers and enlisted personnel on how to prepare, mount and wear military ribbons and medals. Examples of correct Air Force military ribbon mounts are shown in color complete with designated devices. Complete color charts show the correct order of military ribbons and their devices from WW I, WW II, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq and GWOT. All types of medals, ribbons and devices are displayed and explained with color illustrations. A special color chart shows the correct order of wear for multi service ribbons and foreign awards. The different types of ribbon and medal devices are shown along with detail illustrations of how they are mounted on both ribbons and medals for wear. Full color illustrations show how ribbons and medals are worn on the Air Force blue uniform, formal uniform and shirt for male and female officers and enlisted airmen. A color chart of all current United States Military medals is also provided. The booklet is the most complete United States Air Force military ribbon and medal wear guide in the world. Covers these medals:

Medal of Honor (Air Force, Army, Navy)

Air Force Cross

Distinguished Service Cross

Navy Cross

Coast Guard Cross

Defense Distinguished Service Medal

Air Force Distinguished Service Medal

Army Distinguished Service Medal

Navy Distinguished Service Medal

Homeland Security Dist. Service Medal
Transportation Distinguished Service Medal

Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal

Silver Star

Defense Superior Service Medal

Legion of Merit

Distinguished Flying Cross

Airman’s Medal

Soldier’s Medal

Navy & Marine Corps Medal

Coast Guard Medal

Bronze Star Medal

Purple Heart
Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal

Air Medal

Aerial Achievement Medal

Joint Service Commendation Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal

Army Commendation Medal

Navy & Marine Corps Commendat’n Medal

Coast Guard Commendation Medal

Transportation 9-11 Medal

Joint Service Achievement Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal

Army Achievement Medal

Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal

Coast Guard Achievement Medal

Coast Guard Commandant’s Letter  of

Commendation Ribbon

Combat Action Ribbon (Navy, Marine Corps)

Air Force Combat Action Medal

Combat Action Ribbon (Coast Guard)

Air Force Presidential Unit Citation

Coast Guard Presidential Unit Citation

Army Presidential Unit Citation

Navy Presidential Unit Citation


Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Army Valorous Unit Award

Air Force Gallant Unit Citation

D.O.T. Secretary’s Outstanding Unit Award

Coast Guard Unit Commendation

Navy Unit Commendation

Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation

Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation

Army Meritorious Unit Commendation

Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation

Air Force Meritorious Unit Award

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

Air Force Organizatonal Excellence Award

Army Superior Unit Award

Navy “E” Ribbon

Coast Guard “E” Ribbon

Coast Guard Bicentennial Unit Commendation

Gold Lifesaving Medal

Silver Lifesaving Medal

Prisoner of War Medal

Air Force Combat Readiness Medal

Air Force Good Conduct Medal

Army Good Conduct Medal

Reserve Special Commendation Ribbon

Navy Good Conduct Medal

Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal

Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service


Army Reserve Components Achievement


Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal

Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal

Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct Medal

Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year


Navy Fleet Marine Force Ribbon

Outstanding Airman of the Year Ribbon
Air Force Recognition Ribbon


Navy Expeditionary Medal

Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal

China Service Medal

American Defense Service Medal

Women’s Army Corps Service Medal

American Campaign Medal

Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal

European-African-Middle Eastern

Campaign Medal

World War II Victory Medal

Army of Occupation Medal

Navy Occupation Service Medal
Medal for Humane Action
National Defense Service Medal
Korean Service Medal
Antarctica Service Medal

Coast Guard Arctic Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal
Kosovo Campaign Medal

Afghanistan Campaign Medal

Iraq Campaign Medal

Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korea Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal

Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

Air Force Air & Space Campaign Medal

Air Force Nuclear  Deterrence Operation Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon (Short Tour)
Air Force Overseas Ribbon (Long Tour)
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon

Army Overseas Service Ribbon
Army Reserve Components Overseas

Training Ribbon

Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
Navy Arctic Service Ribbon
Naval Reserve Sea Service Ribbon
Navy & Marine Corps Overseas

Service Ribbon



Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon
Navy Recruit Training Service Ribbon

Navy Ceremonial Guard Ribbon

Navy Recruit Honor Graduate Ribbon
Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon
Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon

Marine Security Guard Ribbon

Marine Combat Instructor Ribbon

Transportation 9-11 Ribbon

Coast Guard Special Operations

Service Medal

Coast Guard Sea Service Ribbon

Coast Guard Restricted Duty Ribbon

Air Force Longevity Service Award

Air Force Special Duty Ribbon

Air Force Military Training Instructor


Air Force Recruiter Ribbon

Army Sea Duty Ribbon

Armed Forces Reserve Medal

Naval Reserve Medal

Marine Corps Reserve Ribbon

Air Force N.C.O. Professional Military

Education Graduate Ribbon

Army N.C.O. Professional Development

Air Force Basic Military Training

Honor Graduate Ribbon

Coast Guard Basic Training Honor

Graduate Ribbon

Coast Guard Recruiting Service


Air Force Small Arms Expert Marks-

manship Ribbon




Foreign awards


Philippine Defense Ribbon

Philippine Liberation Ribbon

Philippine Independence Ribbon

Philippine Presidential Unit Citation

Korean Presidential Unit Citation

Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation

Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation

Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation

United Nations Korean Service Medal

United Nations Medal

NATO Medal for Bosnia

NATO Medal for Kosovo

NATO Article 5 & Non-Article 5 Medals

Multinat’l Force & Observers Medal

Inter-American Defense Board Medal

Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)

Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

Korean War Service Medal