Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct Medal Service: Coast Guard Instituted: 1963 Criteria: Outstanding pro?ficiency, leadership and conduct during three years of enlisted service in the Coast Guard Reserve Devices: Bronze, Silver Star Notes: Originally a ribbon only award- Coast Guard Reserve Meritorious Service Ribbon On February 1, 1963, the Commandant of the Coast Guard established a ribbon-only award known as the Coast Guard Reserve Meritorious Service Ribbon to recognize enlisted members of the active reserve in much the same manner as the Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal recognizes active duty enlisted personnel. It rewards outstanding pro?ficiency, leadership and conduct during three years of enlisted service in the Coast Guard Reserve. It was renamed and reauthorized in its present form as the Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct Medal on Sept. 3, 1981. The medal is a circular bronze planchet containing the Coast Guard seal in the center. Surrounding the seal at the edge of the medal is the circular inscription UNITED STATES COAST GUARD RESERVE. The reverse contains the raised inscription, GOOD CONDUCT with no other adornment. The ribbon of the Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct Medal is identical to that of the Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal with the addition of a thin white stripe in the center. Additional awards of the Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct Medal are denoted by three-sixteenth inch diameter bronze and silver stars. and US Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct from Medals of America. Each military medal is guaranteed new, official and never surplus.
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