a. Authorization. Established by SECNAV 13 March 1998.
b. Navy Recruit Training Ribbon Eligibility Requirements. Awarded to
of the U.S. Navy assigned to Recruit Training Command (RTC),
Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, serving as Recruit Division
Commander (RDC) upon completion of a successful tour of duty. c.
Definitions. For the purpose of determining eligibility
for this award, the following definitions apply:
(1) Recruit Training Service Duty. Personnel assigned as
RDC. Support personnel, company assistants, echelon
supervisors, liaison officers, instructors,
or other personnel
attached to RTC are not eligible for this award.
(2) Successful Tour of Duty. The RDC must have
completed a minimum of
five divisions trained over a minimum
tour length of three years.
(3) Personal Standards. The RDC must have maintained
outstanding personal standards without disciplinary incidents
throughout the tour.
(4) Establishment Date. Tour completion must be as of
1 October 1995 or later. No retroactive awards are authorized
under any circumstances.
d. Examples of Qualifyinq Service
(1) An RDC successfully completes a four-year tour that
started on 1 October 1992. If all other parameters are met, the
RDC is eligible since the tour completion date is after 1
(2) An RDC trains 14 divisions from 30 September 1994 to
20 August 1997,
and is medically released from duty. Not
eligible due to tour length of less
than three years.
(3) An RDC trains six divisions from October 1991 to
October 1993, moves
to Recruit Liaison from October 1993 to
October 1995, and moves back to
RDC for three more divisions
from October 1995 to October 1996. Eligible:
tour length of
more than three years and more than five divisions trained.
(4) An RDC completes nine divisions in three years after
1 October 1995,
but sporadically did not meet Physical Readiness
standards. Eligibility is determined by CO, RTC. Fulfillment
of the outstanding personal standards requirement is determined
by the awarding authority.
e. Award Elements. The award consists of a ribbon bar only. No citation or certificate will be issued.
f. Awarding Authority. The Commanding Officer of RTC is
the awarding authority.
Authorized Devices: Bronze Star, Silver Star