Coast Guard Cutterman
Display Recognition

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      • Example Display Recognition
      • Display Types
      • Issue Requirements
      • Issue Regulations
      • Wear of the Cutterman insigna
      • Who May Apply
      • Administration Processing and Delivery
      • How To Apply For This Display Recognition and/or Medal
      • Mailing Address
      • Questions?
      • Other Display Recognitions
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      • Example Display Recognition:
        Actual Size: 8 1/2 x 11
        Displayed: Enlisted and Officer
        Temporary and Permanent Status available in both.

        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 following:

      • WW2 Era: An unaltered photocopy of your Report of Separation displaying a minimum of six months cummulative ship duty for Temporary Status, or five year cummulative cutter duty for Permanet Status.

      • Post-WW2 Era: An unaltered photocopy of your Report of Separation displaying your authorization for either the Temporary Status of Permanent Status badge, upon completion of the required training or cutter duty.
      • 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
        Published Document in 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)

        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: Coast Guard Cutterman Display Recognition Inquiry

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

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        Issue Regulations

        Coast Guard Cutterman

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        Cutterman Insignia 6.C.2.a. Eligibility Requirements

        Eligibility requirements for the officer and enlisted Cutterman Insignia are contained in the Cutter Training and Qualification Manual, COMDTINST M3502.4 (series). Entitlement to wear the Insignia will now represent an individual's desire to pursue a seagoing career, and is based on the successful completion of specific Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS), or unit job Qualification Requirements (JQR) where no fleet PQS exists.

        6.C.2.b. Temporary Entitlement

        Personnel permanently assigned sea duty may wear the Insignia, while so assigned, upon completion of at least six months continuous satisfactory service aboard such cutter and having been certified by their commanding officer. Personnel previously certified may wear the Insignia when reporting aboard for a subsequent tour of sea duty. Upon completion of each tour afloat, the Insignia shall be removed from the uniform except when cumulative total of sea duty exceeds five years.

        6.C.2.c. Permanent Entitlement

        Multiple assignments at sea, totaling not less than five years of sea service, must be completed before an individual is eligible to wear the Cutterman Insignia.

        6.C.2.d. Manner of Wear

        The manner of wearing the Cutterman Insignia shall be in accordance with the Uniform Regulations, COMDTINST M1020.6 (series) [See excerpt, below].

        Wear of the Cutterman Insignia

        3.E.3. Service and Identification Badges Service and identification badges provide recognition of personnel serving on special assignment. Only two special service or identification badges may be worn at one time. Full-size badges are worn on the Full Dress and Service Dress Uniforms. Miniature badges are worn on the Formal Dress, all Dinner Dress, Tropical Blue and Winter Dress uniforms. Incumbent Gold and Silver Badge Command Chiefs are authorized to wear their one current Command Chief badge on the ODU. No other badges (current or past) are worn on the ODU. The wearing of other service and identification badges not specifically listed in these regulations is authorized only during assignment to an organization requiring the wearing of such badges. CH-1 3-70.RESOURCE:

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