|Navy Ceremonial Duty Ribbon|
Navy Ceremonial Duty Ribbon
|Awarded by United States Navy|
|Eligibility||Complete a standard tour of duty with the Navy Ceremonial Guard.|
|Next (higher)||Navy Recruit Training Service Ribbon|
|Next (lower)||Armed Forces Reserve Medal.|
The Navy Ceremonial Duty Ribbon is a decoration of the United States Navy which was established on December 12, 2003 by order of Secretary of the Navy Gordon R. England. The ribbon is retroactive to May 1, 2001. Service with the Guard prior to this date does not qualify the member for the ribbon.
The Navy Ceremonial Duty Ribbon is presented to those members of the Navy who, while stationed in Washington D.C., complete a standard tour of duty with the Navy Ceremonial Guard. A standard tour is defined as at least two years of duty with no disciplinary action, above average evaluations, and adherence to physical and military bearing standards of the Navy Ceremonial Guard. Also must be in a "fallout" status for 18 months, and reach at least Standard Honors within a platoon ( firing party, casket bearers, colors or drill team).
The Navy Ceremonial Duty Ribbon is also awarded to members of the Naval Reserve who complete at least 18 months of successful drills as members of the Navy Ceremonial Guard. The term "successful drill" is defined as actual participation in ceremonies and funerals as casket bearers, firing party, color guard, ceremonial drill team, or as members of marching platoons. Reserve members of the Navy Ceremonial Guard are also bound by the same physical and military requirements as the active duty members and must maintain a discipline free record for the Navy Ceremonial Duty Ribbon to be awarded.
The ultimate award authority for the Navy Ceremonial Duty Ribbon is the Commanding Officer, United States Navy Ceremonial Guard, headquartered in the Washington Navy Yard. Multiple awards of the Navy Ceremonial Duty Ribbon are denoted by bronze service stars, however only one award of the ribbon is authorized for each tour of duty.
As of January 17, 2012 the name of the Navy Ceremonial Duty Ribbon was changed from the Navy Ceremonial Guard Ribbon in order to encompass those personnel who have successfully completed a standard tour of duty onboard USS Constitution. In this case the term successful is defined as completion of a tour of 24 months, completion of all required qualifications and maintaining outstanding personal appearance and a discipline free record. The ultimate award authority for the Navy Ceremonial Duty Ribbon is the Commanding Officer, United States Ship Constitution, berthed in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Multiple awards of the Navy Ceremonial Duty Ribbon are denoted by bronze service stars, however only one award of the ribbon is authorized for each tour of duty.
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