Deterrent Patrol Insignia
Display Recognition

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        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 Deterrent Patrol Insignia authorization. If your DD-214 does not display Deterrent Patrol Insignia status you must provide a copy of your DD-214 and a copy of military-issued orders or other documentation authorizing your Deterrent Patrol Insignia status.
      • 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 Medal or a Display Recognition for your authorized award you will be required to provide military-issued documentation authorizing your award. There are no exceptions.

        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: 1-562-422-4100 (Pacific Time Zone)

        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 $10.50 USPS $24.50
        Heavy Bond Enclosure (Full Color) $19.00 $10.50 USPS $29.50
        Full Color Printable Certificates
        on CD-Rom (minimum 20 Certificates)
        $7.50 $7.50 By Count

      • *** USPS USPS Shipping fee based on 1 Certificate shipped to any U.S. state, FPO or APO
      • ** USPS USPS Shipping fee based on 1 Certificate 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 in 6 weeks)
      • (* Upon reception of required documentation)

        Please 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).


        Mailing Address

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


        Click here for answers to common questions

        Email: Deterrent Patrol Insignia Display Recognition Inquiry

        Telephone: 1-562-422-4100 (Pacific Time Zone)

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        Issue Regulations
        Deterrent Patrol Insignia

        Click Certificate for larger image

        You have endured and excelled in rigorous training to master the combat art of your Profession, having served Honorably to protect and defend the United States of America from its enemies, both foreign and domestic, receive the thanks and appreciation of a grateful Nation.

        A. SSBN Deterrent Patrol Insignia. A silver or gold metal pin showing the broad-side view of a "LAFAYETTE" class SSBN proceeding sub-merged, with a POLARIS missile circled by three electron paths, centered in the foreground, and a scroff across the bottom of missile and submarine. Gold or silver stars, with silver given priority, are mounted on the scroll in the order shown on diagram at left to indicate each additional patrol, as follows

        (1) Silver pin alone, without stars, one patrol.
        (2) Add a gold star for each additional patrol (maximum four gold stars).
        (3) Patrol pin with silver star, six patrols.
        (4) Add a gold star for each additional patrol (maximum four stars).
        (5) in with two silver stars, eleven patrols.
        (6) Add a gold star for each additional patrol (maximum four gold stars.
        (7) Pin with three silver stars, sixteen patrols.
        (8) Add a gold star for each additional patrol (maximum three gold stars).
        (9) Gold patrol pin, 20 pa-trols.
        (10) Repeat sequence adding gold stars for each additional patrol (maximum four gold stars) and a silver star for each additional five patrols.

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