Navy Sea Service Ribbon
Display Recognition

Site Index

      • Example Display Recognition
      • Applicable Military Branches
      • Display Types
      • Issue Requirements
      • Issue Regulations
      • Who May Apply
      • Administration Processing and Delivery
      • How To Apply For This Display Recognition and/or Medal
      • Mailing Address
      • Questions?
      • Other Display Recognitions
      • Sea Service Websites
      • Example Display Recognition:
        Actual Size: 8 1/2 x 11
        Displayed: Navy.



        Military Branches

        United States Navy, United States Marine Corps

        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 one of the following:

      • An unaltered photocopy of your DD-214, OR WD AGO 53-55, OR other military issued document clearly displaying your Navy Sea Service Ribbon.
      • Contact The War Library if you do not have a DD-214, WD AGO, NAVPERS, NG or other Report of Separation: 1-562-422-4100.
      • 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.

        WARNING!
        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 / Fax: 1-562-422-4100

        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 $8.35 $22.35
        Published Document in Heavy Bond Enclosure (Full Color) $19.00 $8.35 $27.35
        Full Color Printable Certificates
        on CD-Rom (minimum 20 Certificates)
        $7.50 $7.50 By Count

      • Total/Shipping fees, above, apply to 50 U.S. states
      • 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 within 1 week)
      • (* 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).

        DISPLAY RECOGNITION and/or MEDAL APPLICATION FORM

        Mailing Address

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

        Questions?

        Click here for answers to common questions

        Email: Navy Sea Service Ribbon Display Recognition Inquiry

        Telephone: 1-562-422-4100

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        Navy Sea Service Ribbon

        Establishing Authority

        The Sea Service Deployment Ribbon was established on May 22, 1980, by Secretary of the Navy Edward Hidalgo and announced in SECNAVINST 1650.35 of January 26, 1981.

        Effective Dates

        The eligibility commencement date for the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon is August 15, 1974.

        Criteria

        Awarded to members of the Navy and Marine Corps assigned to U.S. homeported ships, deploying units, or Fleet Marine Force commands for 12 months accumulated sea duty, or for duty with the Fleet Marine Force which includes at least one deployment of 90 consecutive days.

        The 12 month accumulated sea duty requirement is waived for those personnel who were called to sea duty or deployed for Operations Desert Shield or Desert Storm. For personnel assigned to overseas homeported ships, deploying units, or Fleet Marine Force commands, 12 months accumulated sear duty or duty with the Fleet Marine Force qualifies for award of this ribbon.

        Order of Precedence

        The Sea Service Deployment Ribbon is worn after the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and before the Arctic Service Ribbon.

        Devices

        Subsequent awards of the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon are denoted by bronze service stars three-sixteenths of an inch in diameter (a silver service star the same size denotes a sixth award).