Navy Sea Service Ribbon
Example Display Recognition:
Actual Size: 8 1/2 x 11
United States Navy, United States Marine Corps
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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).
Navy Sea Service Ribbon Display Recognition Inquiry
Telephone: 1-562-422-4100 (Pacific Time Zone)
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.
The ribbon issue (when available) and documentation eligibility commencement date for the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon is August 15, 1974.
(NOTE: The above date was established for ribbon issue purposes so as not to encumber the extraordinary expense of retroactively correcting tens of thousands of individual personnel records of Seaman who would have qualified had the SSR Award been created at an earlier date, such as during the Revolutionary War. Pre-1974 Seaman may own and display the SSR. However, neither Navy issue of the ribbon nor update to the DD-214 via the DD-215 is eligible... again, due to the enormous monetary and manhour expense involved.)
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.
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).