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COAST GUARD OVERSEAS SERVICE RIBBON

1. ON 28 OCT 2009, THE COMMANDANT OF THE COAST GUARD APPROVED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COAST GUARD OVERSEAS SERVICE RIBBON (OSR).

2. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
A. ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS OF THE COAST GUARD ON A PERMANENT ASSIGNMENT AND WHO SUCCESSFULLY
COMPLETE A TOUR OF DUTY OF AT LEAST 12 MONTHS AT AN OVERSEAS SHORE BASED DUTY STATION OR ON-BOARD A CUTTER PERMANENTLY ASSIGNED TO AN OVERSEAS AREA. REQUIRED TOUR LENGTHS ARE DEFINED IN REF (A).

B. INACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS OF THE COAST GUARD RESERVE WHO ARE PERMANENTLY ASSIGNED AND HAVE
SATISFACTORILY COMPLETED A MINIMUM OF 36 CUMULATIVE DAYS OF SERVICE AT AN OVERSEAS DUTY STATION DURING
EACH 12 MONTH PERIOD OF THE REQUIRED TOUR LENGTH AS ESTABLISHED BY REFERENCE (A) FOR ACTIVE DUTY
PERSONNEL. FOR ELIGIBILITY PURPOSES, TWO INACTIVE
DUTY FOR TRAINING (IDT) PERIODS EQUAL ONE DAY OF
QUALIFYING SERVICE. TRAVEL TIME DOES NOT COUNT.

C. RESERVIST ON EXTENDED ACTIVE DUTY MUST FULFILL
THE ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE REQUIREMENTS TO BE ELIGIBLE
FOR THE AWARD.

D. ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS DEPLOYED IN SUPPORT OF CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS ARE REQUIRED TO SERVE SIX MONTHS CONSECUTIVE OR 12 MONTHS CUMULATIVE AT AN OVERSEAS SHORE-BASED DUTY STATION OR ON- BOARD A CUTTER PERMANENTLY ASSIGNED OVERSEAS IN THEATRE DIRECTLY SUPPORTING COMBAT OPERATIONS.

E. RESERVISTS MOBILIZED AND ELIGIBLE FOR THE ARMED FORCES RESERVE MEDAL (AFRM) WITH M DEVICE ARE
REQUIRED TO SERVE SIX MONTHS CONSECUTIVE OR 12
MONTHS CUMULATIVE AT AN OVERSEAS SHORE-BASED DUTY STATION OR ON-BOARD A CUTTER PERMANENTLY ASSIGNED OVERSEAS IN THEATRE DIRECTLY SUPPORTING COMBAT OPERATIONS.

F. OVERSEAS IS DEFINED AS DUTY OUTSIDE THE UNITED
STATES, INCLUDING U.S. TERRITORIES AT SHORE BASED COMMANDS AND COAST GUARD CUTTERS PERMANENTLY ASSIGNED TO AN OVERSEAS AREA. DUTY ON BOARD
U.S. BASED DEPLOYING SHIPS OR UNITS DOES NOT QUALIFY.

G. PERSONNEL WHO RECEIVE OR ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE
THE COAST GUARD RESTRICTED DUTY RIBBON OR AN AWARD FOR SIMILAR SERVICE FROM ANOTHER BRANCH OF THE
ARMED FORCES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE
COAST GUARD OVERSEAS SERVICE RIBBON FOR THE SAME PERIOD. NO WAIVERS OR EXCEPTIONS ARE AUTHORIZED.

H. THE RIBBON MAY BE AWARDED RETROACTIVELY TO PERSONNEL WHO ARE CREDITED WITH COMPLETION OF A
TOUR OF AT LEAST 12 MONTHS OF OVERSEAS DUTY AT A
SHORE BASED DUTY STATION. INDIVIDUALS REQUESTING AWARDS FOR SERVICE PRIOR TO THE APPROVAL DATE OF
THE AWARD ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE INITIAL AWARD ONLY. PERSONNEL REQUESTING VERIFICATION OF THEIR ELIGIBILITY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION TO THEIR CURRENT UNIT COMMANDER TO SUBSTANTIATE ELIGIBILITY FOR THIS AWARD

3. SUBSEQUENT AWARDS OF THE COAST GUARD OVERSEAS SERVICE RIBBON ARE AUTHORIZED FOR COMPLETION OF ADDITIONAL TOURS OF DUTY MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS
OF PARAGRAPH 2 ABOVE. A THREE SIXTEENTH INCH BRONZE
STAR IS AUTHORIZED FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ELIGIBLE PERIOD OF DUTY. A THREE SIXTEENTH INCH SILVER STAR DENOTES A SIXTH AWARD.

4. AWARDING AUTHORITY. COMMANDING OFFICERS AND OFFICERS IN CHARGE.

5. THE COAST GUARD OVERSEAS SERVICE RIBBON WILL BE
WORN AFTER THE COAST GUARD RESTRICTED DUTY RIBBON AND BEFORE THE COAST GUARD BASIC TRAINING HONOR GRADUATE RIBBON.

Authorized Devices: Bronze Star, Silver Star

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