a. Authorization. SECNAV letter Ser NDBDM 0750 of 12
b. Navy Ceremonial Guard Ribbon Eligibility Requirements
(1) Military personnel assigned to the Navy Ceremonial
Guard in Washington, DC, on 1 May 2001 or later.
(2) Personnel must complete a successful tour of at
least two years duration including a minimum of eighteen months
(consecutive or non-consecutive) in
a drilling status.
(a) Drilling status is defined as actual
participation in ceremonies and funerals
as casket bearers,
firing party, color guard, ceremonial drill team, and marching
platoons (to include commanders of troops, platoon petty
officers, and petty officers-in-charge).
(b) Successful tour of duty is defined as service in
a drilling status for a
minimum of eighteen months and
completion of standard honors qualification
or higher. The
awarding authority may waive the eighteen-month minimum
requirement only for those personnel receiving full honors
(c) Successful tour of duty also includes maintaining
outstanding personal standards without disciplinary incidents
(no NJP, indebtedness issues, failure
to meet PRT standards, or
other actions bringing discredit upon the Ceremonial Guard or
the Navy) throughout the tour.
c. Awarding Authority. The Commanding Officer, U.S. Navy
d. Retroactive Awards. The Navy Ceremonial Guard Ribbon award is
Guard is designated as the awarding authority. Only
one award per tour will
be authorized, regardless of tour
length. No citation or certificate will be issued.
approved for all
personnel meeting the above criteria who have completed a successful tour of duty since the formal establishment of the
unit in May 2001.
Authorized Devices: Bronze Star, Silver Star