Special Operations Service
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 inAppearance Gold
Ready for Mantle or Shelf Display
You must submit 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).
USCG Special Operations Service Display Recognition Inquiry
Telephone: 1-562-422-4100 (Pacific Time Zone)
Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon Authorized by the Commandant of the Coast Guard on 01 July, 1987, the Special Operations Service ribbon is awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces, serving in any capacity with the Coast Guard (and other individuals who participate in a special operation of the Coast Guard), not involving combat, after 01 July, 1987, and when that operation is not recognized by another award.ESTABLISHING AUTHORITY
The Special Operations Service Ribbon was established on July 1, 1987, by Commandant of the Coast Guard Admiral Paul A. Yost, Jr.
The Special Operations Service Ribbon has been in effect since July 1, 1987.
The Special Operations Service Ribbon is awarded to personnel of the Armed Forces serving in any capacity with the Coast Guard (and certain other individuals) who participate in significant numbers in a Coast Guard special operation, not involving combat, and who have not been recognized by another service award for the same operation. The following categories of special operations represent events for which this ribbon may be authorized.
* Coast Guard operations of a special nature involving multiple agency involvement pertaining to national security or law enforcement.
ORDER OF PRECEDENCE
The Special Operations Service Ribbon is worn after the Military Outstanding Volunteer Medal and before the Coast Guard Sea Service Ribbon.
Subsequent awards of the Special Operations Service Ribbon are denoted by bronze service stars three-sixteenths of an inch in diameter.