Navy Good Conduct Ribbon
The Navy Good Conduct Medal was established by SECNAV on 26 April 1869 to recognize the “all-around” good Navy enlisted person, well qualified in all phases of conduct and performance. Effective 1 February 1971, commanding officers were delegated authority to award the NGCM and certificates. The CNO has review authority over the GCM and designates specific criteria for the award.
After 1 November 1963 any 4 years of continuous active service as an enlisted person in the Regular Navy or Naval Reserve. Per NAVADMIN 305/95, After 1 January 1996, the qualifying period of eligibility is 3 years vice 4 years for service terminating after that date.
Within the required period of active service, the individual must have a clear record (no convictions by courts-martial, no non-judicial punishments (NJP), no lost time by reason of sickness-misconduct, no civil convictions for offenses involving moral turpitude).
Ribbon Device Attachments:
1. 3/16" Bronze Star for each additional award.
This Navy Good Conduct Service Ribbon is manufactured by the same government contractor that supplies the U.S. Army and Army Post Exchanges, it's quality is guaranteed.
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