Navy Recruiter
Display Recognition

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      • Sample Display Recognition

        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, NAVPERS or NPC/BOL clearly displaying your Navy Recruiter authorization. (NOTE: Employment or assignment as a Navy Recruiter does not automatically authorize the Navy Recruiting Ribbon.)
      • 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 $12.60 USPS $26.60
        Heavy Bond Enclosure (Full Color) $19.00 $12.60 USPS $31.60

      • *** 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: Navy Recruiter Display Recognition Inquiry

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

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        Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon

        a. Authorization. Established by SECNAV on 2 February 1989. SECNAV letter NDBDM/OO87 of 21 February 1997 made the award retroactive to 1 July 1973.

        b. Eligibility Requirements

        (1) Awarded to officer and enlisted personnel of the United States Navy and Navy Reserve, including Active Duty for Special Work (ADSW) personnel (formerly TEMAC), in support of recruiting, assigned to the activities listed below.

        Navy Recruiting Command, Millington, TN
        Navy Recruiting Regions
        Navy Recruiting Districts
        Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit, Pensacola, FL
        National Training Team
        Navy Recruiting Quality Assurance Team, Great Lakes, IL
        Reserve Recruiting Support Units
        Navy Recruiting Command Liaison Team, Federal Records Center, St. Louis, MO
        Navy Recruiting Youth Program Field Representatives
        Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (Blue Angels)
        Navy Parachute Team (Leap Frogs)
        Director, Candidate Guidance Office, U.S. Naval Academy Information Officer Program

        NOTE: Prior to February 1989, most eligible Navy Reserve
        Recruiting personnel were assigned to Unit Identification Codes of Naval Reserve Readiness Commands, Naval Air Stations, Reserve Centers, and Naval Air Reserve activities. Eligibility is maintained if personnel were assigned to billets specifically involving recruiting or recruiting support.

        (2) Awarded to Career Force Recruiters (CRF) and Canvasser Recruiters (CANREC) at the recommendation of their
        commanding officer or officer in charge, upon completion of a successful tour of duty in recruiting. CRF personnel, Campus Liaison Officers, and Recruiting District Assistance Council members are eligible for the ribbon upon completion of three consecutive years of recruiting duty. Reserve CANRECs and ADSW recruiting personnel are eligible for the ribbon after completion of three consecutive years of combined recruiting duty, provided no break in service of more than 60 days occurs during the period.

        c. Definitions. The following definitions apply for determining eligibility:

        (1) Recruiting Duty. Duty performed at any one of, or a combination of, the Navy recruiting activities listed above.

        (2) Prescribed Tour of Duty. The member's projected rotation date from recruiting, as established by the Chief of Naval Personnel, is considered the end of a qualifying tour of duty. Personnel who complete a minimum of 18 months on recruiting duty, but were transferred prior to their original projected rotation date to a non-recruiting activity, may submit a waiver request to Commander, Navy Recruiting Command. In the case of Navy Reserve recruiting personnel who have at least two consecutive years of recruiting duty, and are recalled USN or Full Time Support (FTS) prior to completing three years of recruiting duty, a waiver request may be submitted, via the recruiting chain of command at the time of service, to Commander, Navy Recruiting Command. Recruiters who are fault transferred from recruiting duty or who are not recommended for continuation and are subsequently terminated are not eligible for the Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon. Waivers will not be considered.

        (3) Successful Tour. For the purpose of this award, a successful tour is defined as completing the prescribed tour of duty as outlined above, with the exception that Navy Reserve CANREC and ADSW personnel may combine consecutive recruiting periods of either recruiting program, provided no break in service exceeding 60 days occurs during the three-year period.

        d. Awardinq Authority. Commanding officers determine eligibility from service records, affidavits, or upon completion of eligibility requirements at current command and make appropriate service record entries for enlisted personnel and issue letters of eligibility for officers. No citation or certificate will be issued. Situations not covered in this article should be addressed to the Commander, Navy Recruiting Command.

        e. Subsequent Awards. Personnel receiving "Gold Wreath" awards for superior productivity shall wear a bronze 5/16 inch Arabic numeral on the ~ecruiting Service Ribbon indicating the total number of awards received after 1 January 1980. Personnel receiving Individual Awards of the Recruiting Service Ribbon shall wear a 3/16 inch bronze star for second and subsequent awards.

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