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U.S. Marine Corps Ribbon and Medal Wear Guide

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ISBN 978-1-884452-40-6

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The first complete color and illustrated guide for U.S. Marine Corps military ribbon and medal wear on officer and enlisted male and female uniforms. How to wear USMC military ribbons and attachments on the male and female uniform is illustrated in easy to follow detail with numerous color examples. A unique color chart shows the correct order for multi service ribbons wear for Marines who have served in other branches of the service (Army, Navy, USAF and USCG). Wear of full size and miniature medals is illustrated as well as the order of precedence for wear of awards on the right breast of the blue uniform.

  • Detailed section describes each ribbons attachment and the correct method for mounting attachments is diagram for all five of the military services
  • Most complete full-color reference of United States Marine ribbons available.Medal of Honor (Navy, Army, Air Force)Navy CrossCoast Guard CrossDistinguished Service Cross
    Air Force CrossDefense Distinguished Service MedalNavy Distinguished Service MedalArmy Distinguished Service MedalAir Force Distinguished Service Medal
    Homeland Security Dist. Service MedalTransportation Distinguished Service Medal

    Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal

    Silver Star

    Defense Superior Service Medal

    Legion of Merit

    Distinguished Flying Cross

    Navy & Marine Corps Medal

    Soldier’s Medal

    Airman’s 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

    Navy & Marine Corps Commendat’n Medal

    Army Commendation Medal

    Air Force Commendation Medal

    Coast Guard Commendation Medal

    Transportation 9-11 Medal

    Joint Service Achievement Medal

    Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal

    Army Achievement Medal

    Air Force Achievement Medal

    Coast Guard Achievement Medal

    Combat Action Ribbon (Navy, Marine Corps)

    Air Force Combat Action Medal

    Combat Action Ribbon (Coast Guard)


    Navy Presidential Unit Citation

    Army Presidential Unit Citation

    Air Force Presidential Unit Citation

    Coast Guard Presidential Unit Citation

    Joint Meritorious Unit Award

    Army Valorous Unit Award

    Air Force Gallant Unit Citation

    Navy Unit Commendation

    Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation

    Army Meritorious Unit Commendation

    Air Force Meritorious Unit Award

    Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
    Air Force Organizational Excellence Award

    Army Superior Unit Award

    D.O.T. Secretary’s Outstanding Unit Award
    Coast Guard Unit Commendation

    Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendat’n
    Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commen-


    Navy “E” Ribbon

    Coast Guard “E” Ribbon

    Gold Lifesaving Medal

    Silver Lifesaving Medal


    Prisoner of War Medal

    Air Force Combat Readiness Medal

    Army Good Conduct Medal

    Reserve Special Commendation Ribbon

    Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal

    Navy Good Conduct Medal
    Air Force Good Conduct Medal

    Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal

    Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal

    Army Reserve Components Achievement


    Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal

    Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal

    Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct Medal

    Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year


    Navy Fleet Marine Force Ribbon

    Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal

    Navy Expeditionary Medal

    China Service Medal

    American Defense Service Medal

    Women’s Army Corps Service Medal

    American Campaign Medal

    European-African-Middle Eastern

    Campaign Medal

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal

    World War II Victory Medal

    U.S. Antarctic Expedition Medal

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    Army of Occupation 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

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

    Service Ribbon

    Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon

    Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon
    Marine Security Guard Ribbon

    Marine Combat Instructor Ribbon
    Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon
    Navy Recruit Training Service Ribbon
    Navy Ceremonial Guard Ribbon

    Navy Recruit Honor Graduate Ribbon
    Air Force Air & Space Campaign Medal

    Air Force Nuclear  Deterrence Operation

    Air Force Overseas Ribbon (Short Tour)
    Air Force Overseas Ribbon (Long Tour)
    Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon
    Air Force Military Training Instructor


    Air Force Recruiter Ribbon

    Transportation 9-11 Ribbon

    Coast Guard Special Operations

    Service Ribbon

    Coast Guard Sea Service Ribbon

    Coast Guard Restricted Duty Ribbon

    Coast Guard Basic Training Honor

    Graduate Ribbon

    Coast Guard Recruiting Service Ribbon

    Army Sea Duty Ribbon

    Armed Forces Reserve Medal
    Army Overseas Service Ribbon

    Naval Reserve Medal

    Marine Corps Reserve Ribbon


    Philippine Presidential Unit Citation

    Korean Presidential Unit Citation

    Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation

    Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation

    Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation

    Philippine Defense Ribbon

    Philippine Liberation Ribbon

    Philippine Independence Ribbon

    United Nations Korean Service Medal

    United Nations Medal


    Foreign awards

    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

  • An invaluable reference to all veterans, veteran’s families, members of the Armed Forces and reserves
  • Softcover size: 8 1/2” x 11”, 24 pages