a. Authorization. Awarded by the Chief of the Joint
General Staff, Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces in two colors:
Gallantry Cross Color with Palm and Frame (8 February 1962 to 28
March 1973) and Civil Actions First Class Color with Palm and
Frame (1 January 1965 to 28 March 1973). SECNAV has
specifically authorized certain units of the Naval service to
accept and wear these awards. Such authorization is required in
all cases for participation.
b. Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Ribbon Eligibility Requirements. The ribbon bar with
palm and frame are authorized for wear by personnel who served
with certain cited units in Southeast Asia during the approved
periods. Lists of eligible units are maintained by CNO and CMC.
c. In addition to those specific ships/units cited,
all Navy and Marine Corps personnel who served "in country"
Vietnam during the eligibility periods are eligible for both
Authorized Devices: Bronze Palm,
Bronze Palm, Bronze Star, Silver Star, Gold Star (Army)