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Military awards of the United States Department of the Navy

Military awards of the United States Department of the Navy are those military decorations which are presented to members of the United States Navy and U.S. Marine Corps under the authority of the Secretary of the Navy.

Such awards may also be issued to members of other military services, provided such service members are performing duty under a Navy or Marine Corps command. Likewise, a Navy or Marine Corps service member may receive medals and decorations of another military branch, if cross assigned to a command of the respective service. All Navy and Marine Corps members are eligible to receive inter-service awards and decorations as well as approved foreign awards and international decorations.

The following military awards are presently issued under the authority of the Department of the Navy:

Navy and Marine Corps medals

Navy Cross Navy Distinguished Service Medal Navy and Marine Corps Medal Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

Expeditionary Medals

Navy Expeditionary Medal* Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal**

Good Conduct Medals

Navy Good
Conduct Medal
Marine Corps
Good Conduct Medal
Naval Reserve
Meritorious Service Medal
Selected Marine Corps
Reserve Medal

Navy and Marine Corps unit awards

Navy and Marine Corps
Presidential Unit Citation
Navy Unit Commendation Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Navy "E" Ribbon

Navy and Marine Corps ribbons

Combat Action Ribbon Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon Naval Reserve Sea Service Ribbon* Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon* Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon** Navy Recruit Training Service Ribbon* Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon**
Marine Corps Security Guard Ribbon** Marine Corps Combat Instructor Ribbon** Navy Ceremonial Duty Ribbon* Navy Arctic Service Ribbon

Marksmanship Awards

U.S. Navy

Navy Expert Rifleman Medal Navy Expert Pistol Shot Medal
Navy Rifle Sharpshooter Ribbons Navy Pistol Sharpshooter Ribbons Navy Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon Navy Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon
Navy Authorized Marksmanship Competition Awards/Badges

U.S. Marine Corps

Marine Corps Authorized Marksmanship Competition Awards/Badges
The Lauchheimer Trophy Badge, National/Interservice/Marine Corps Rifle/Pistol Competition Badges, Annual Rifle Squad Practice Badge, and Division Rifle/Pistol Competition Badges are awarded in gold, silver, and bronze.


  • * = Awarded only to US Navy Personnel
  • ** = Awarded only to US Marine Corps Personnel
  • No star indicates that the decoration is awarded to both services

External links

  • U.S. Navy order of precedence
  • U.S. Navy ribbon checker (no devices)
  • U.S. Marine Corps ribbon checker (no devices)
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