a. Authorization. SECNAV letter Ser 210 of 31 March
b. Navy E Ribbon Eligibility Requirements. The Navy E Ribbon denotes
permanent duty on ships or in squadrons that won Battle
Efficiency competitions after 1 July 1974. There is no medal,
citation, or certificate to accompany this award. Documentation
for Navy service records and Marine Corps UD/MIPS will be-made as
appropriate. Following are the specific eligibility criteria:
(1) Military Personnel
(a) Navy personnel permanently attached to and
serving with cited ships and units during the competitive cycle for which the award was given, or any part thereof, are entitled
to the award as of 1 July 1974.
(b) Marine Corps personnel serving as part of
the ship's Marine detachment or otherwise designated as "ship's
companyn are eligible. Personnel assigned to embarked Marine
Corps units are not eligible for the award; e.g., aircraft
squadrons, Battalion Landing Teams, Regimental Landing Teams,
Marine Expeditionary Units, etc.
(c) All Selected Reserve personnel permanently
attached to and serving with the mobilization augmentation Navy
Reserve unit(s) during the competitive cycle for which the award
was given, or any part thereof, are entitled to the award
provided the individuals concerned performed active duty for
training aboard the unit during that competitive cycle.
(d) Reservists performing active duty for
training aboard units awarded the "EU who are not members of the
dedicated Reserve unit(s), and Reservists who were members of the
dedicated Reserve unit(s), but who did not perform active duty
for training aboard, are not eligible for the award.
(e) Transients and temporary duty personnel are
not eligible for the Navy E Ribbon.
( f) Embarked personnel, staffs, squadrons, or
detachments are also not eligible.
(2) Civilian personnel are not eligible for the
Navy "E" ribbon.
(3) Type Commanders, the awarding authority for the
Navy "E" must adhere to these rules when issuing local
directives. Type Commanders are also responsible for updating
the Navy Department Awards Web Service (NDAWS).
c. Subsequent Awards. The first, second, and third
award of the Navy "EM are denoted by a Silver ''E." Four or more
awards are denoted by one wreathed 'E."
Authorized Devices: Silver E, Silver Wreathed E (4th and final award)