Army Service Ribbon
Example Display Recognition:
Actual Size: 8 1/2 x 11
You have four display types to choose from:
Black & White (No Color)
Heavy Bond Enclosure
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Colors: Regal, Black, Navy
Trimmed in Appearance Gold
Ready for Mantle or Shelf Display
You must submit one of the following:
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:
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on CD-Rom (minimum 20 Certificates)
You may apply for your Display Recognition using a...
(* 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).
Army Service Ribbon Display Recognition Inquiry
Telephone: 1-562-422-4100 (Pacific Time Zone)
Army Service Ribbon
The Army Service Ribbon has been in effect since August 1, 1981 but may be awarded retroactively to those personnel who completed the required training before August 1, 1981 provided they had an active Army status as defined above, on or after August 1, 1981. Only one award is authorized.
The Army Service Ribbon is awarded to members of the Regular Army, National Guard, or Army Reserve for successful completion of initial entry training. In the case of personnel who receive a Military Occupational Specialty identifier based on civilian or other-service acquired skills, the ribbon is awarded upon honorable completion of four months active service. Only one award of this ribbon is authorized, even if an individual completes both officer and enlisted initial entry training.
Order of Precedence
The Army Service Ribbon is worn after the NCO Professional Development Ribbon and before the Overseas Service Ribbon.
The Army Service Ribbon may not be worn on the Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard uniforms.
No devices have been authorized for the Army Service Ribbon.
1. Description: The ribbon is 1 3/8 inches in width. It is composed of the following vertical stripes: 7/32 inch scarlet 67111, 5/32 orange 67110, 3/32 inch golden yellow 67104, 1/8 inch emerald 67128, ultramarine blue 67118, 1/8 inch emerald, 3/32 inch golden yellow, 5/32 inch orange, and 7/32 inch scarlet.
2. Components: Ribbon. MIL-D-11589/281. (There is no medal for this ribbon).
3. Criteria: a. The Army Service Ribbon is awarded to members of the Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard for successful completion of initial-entry training.
b. The Army Service Ribbon may be awarded retroactively to those personnel who completed the required training before August 1, 1981 provided they had an active Army status as defined above, on or after August 1, 1981. Only one award is authorized.
c. Officers will be awarded this ribbon upon successful completion of their basic/orientation or higher level course. Enlisted soldiers will be awarded the ribbon upon successful completion of their initial MOS producing course. Officer or Enlisted personnel assigned to a specialty, special skill identifier, or MOS based on civilian or other service acquired skills, will be awarded the ribbon upon honorable completion of four months active service.
4. Background: a. The Army Service ribbon was established on April 10, 1981, by the Secretary of the Army.
b. The Army Service ribbon is multi-colored to represent the entire spectrum of military specialties in which officers and enlisted soldiers may enter upon completion of their initial training.