US Navy Ceremonial Guard
Display Recognition

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Service After 01 May 2001


Service Prior to 01 May 2001

      Military Branches

      United States Navy Active and Reserve

      Who May Apply

    • Veteran recipients
    • Active Duty recipients
    • Family Members of recipients
    • Estate Inheritors
    • Display Types

      You have four display types to choose from:
      Black & White (No Color)
      Heavy Bond Enclosure

      Heavy Bond Enclosure
      Colors: Regal, Black, Navy
      Trimmed in Appearance Gold

      Ready for Mantle or Shelf Display

      Issue Requirements
      You must submit the followind:

      • An unaltered photocopy of your DD-214 displaying your Ceremonial Service duty. If your Ceremonial Service is not listed on your DD-214 you must provide additional military-issued documentation authorizing/confirming your Ceremonial Service.
      • NOTICE

        This Display Recognition is available ONLY to authorized recipients who possess orders, or authorization form, or release documentation that confirms award eligibility. (See "Issue Requirements"). To obtain either a Display or a Display Recognition for your authorized award you will be required to provide military-issued documentation authorizing your award. There are no exceptions.

        WARNING!
        You must NOT submit a military issued document or photocopy that:

        • has been altered in any way by you after
          the original's official issue
        • contains information or corrections or
          additions that you entered
        • lists awards or training you knowingly did not receive
        • contains highlighting, colorizing or other markings you entered

        Be advised that on request any knowingly fraudulent document sent by you will be released to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that may result in prosecution and/or fine/imprisonment.

        Email Questions, or Phone / Fax: 1-562-422-4100

        Personnel Branch
        Processing and Delivery

        Style Admin Shipping Total
        Full Color .PDF (Printable) $7.50 Emailed $7.50
        Published Document only (Full Color) $14.00 $8.35 $22.35
        Heavy Bond Enclosure (Full Color) $19.00 $8.35 $27.35
        Full Color Printable Certificates
        on CD-Rom (minimum 20 Certificates)
        $7.50 $7.50 By Count

      • *** USPS Shipping fee based on 1-3 Certificates shipped to any U.S. state, FPO or APO
      • ** USPS Shipping fee based on 1-10 Certificates shipped to any U.S. state, FPO or APO
      • Contact The War Library for international shipping cost
      • How to Apply

        You may apply for your Display Recognition using a...

      • Check Debit card (* Shipped within 1 week)
      • Charge card (* Shipped within 1 week)
      • Personal, Business, Bank or Cashiers Check ( Shipped in 6 weeks)
      • Money Order (* Shipped within 1 week)
      • (* Upon reception of required documentation)

        Complete and MAIL this APPLICATION FORM.
        Don't forget to include an unaltered COPY of your DD-214, WD AGO 53-55 or other pre-arranged document(s).

        DISPLAY RECOGNITION and/or APPLICATION FORM

        Mailing Address

        Records Chief (REC-AMW)
        The American War Library
        817 East Via Carmelitos Ste 319
        Long Beach CA 90805-7549

        Questions?

        Click here for answers to common questions

        Email: US Navy Ceremonial Guard Display Recognition Inquiry

        Telephone: 1-562-422-4100

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        Issue Regulations
        US Navy Ceremonial Guard


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        Establishment of the Navy Ceremonial Guard Ribbon was approved by Secretary of the Navy Gordon R. England on December 12, 2003.

        EFFECTIVE DATES

        The Navy Ceremonial Guard ribbon is effective retroactively to May 1, 2001, the date of the formal establishment of the Navy Ceremonial Guard. The Commanding Officer, U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard, is designated as the awarding authority for this ribbon.

        CRITERIA

        This ribbon is awarded to militatry personnel assigned to the Ceremonial Guard, Washington, D.C., on May 1, 2001 or later and who have completed a successful tour of at least two years or who who have completed a minimum of eighteen months (consecutive or non-consecutive) in a drilling status.

      • "Drilling status" is defined as actual participation in ceremonies and funerals as casket bearers, firing party, color guard, ceremonial drill team, and marching platoons (to include commanders of troops, platoon petty officers, and POICS).

      • A "successful tour of duty" is defined as service in a drilling status for a minimum of eighteen months and completion of standard honors qualification or higher. The eighteen-month minimum requirement is waiverable by the awarding authority only for those personnel receiving full honors qualification.

      • A successful tour of duty also includes maintaining outstanding personal standards without disciplinary incidents (no non-judicial punishment, indebtedness issues, failure to meet PRT standards or other actions bringing discredit upon the ceremonial guard and the Navy).
      • ORDER OF PRECEDENCE

        The Ceremonial Service Ribbon will be worn after the Navy Recruit Training Service Ribbon and before the Armed Forces Reserve Medal.

        DEVICES

        Second and subsequent awards will be denoted by three-inch bronze stars. Only one award per tour will be authorized, regardless of the length of the tour. No citation or certificate will be issued.

        The Navy Ceremonial Guard Ribbon is a decoration of the United States Navy which was established on December 12, 2003 by order of Secretary of the Navy Gordon R. England. The ribbon is retroactive to May 1, 2001. Service with the Guard prior to this date does not qualify the member for the ribbon. [1]

        The Navy Ceremonial Guard Ribbon is presented to those members of the Navy who, while stationed in Washington D.C., complete a standard tour of duty with the Navy Ceremonial Guard. A standard tour is defined as at least two years of duty with no disciplinary action, above average evaluations, and adherence to physical and military bearing standards of the Navy Ceremonial Guard. Also must be in a "fallout" status for 18 months, and reach at least Standard Honors within a platoon ( firing party, casket bearers, colors or drill team).

        The Navy Ceremonial Guard Ribbon is also awarded to members of the Naval Reserve who complete at least 18 months of successful drills as members of the Navy Ceremonial Guard. The term "successful drill" is defined as actual participation in ceremonies and funerals as casket bearers, firing party, color guard, ceremonial drill team, or as members of marching platoons. Reserve members of the Navy Ceremonial Guard are also bound by the same physical and military requirements as the active duty members and must maintain a discipline free record for the Navy Ceremonial Guard Ribbon to be awarded.

        The ultimate award authority for the Navy Ceremonial Guard ribbon is the Commanding Officer, United States Navy Ceremonial Guard, headquartered in the Washington Navy Yard. Multiple awards of the Navy Ceremonial Guard Ribbon are denoted by bronze service stars, however only one award of the ribbon is authorized for each tour of duty.

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