Awards and decorations of the United States Department of the Navy

The Awards and decorations of the United States Department of the Navy are the military awards and decorations which are presented to members of the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps under the authority of the Secretary of the Navy.

Other military service members may also receive specific Navy Department military awards, provided such service members are performing duty under a Navy or Marine Corps command. Likewise, a Navy or Marine Corps service member may receive medals and decorations of another military branch, if cross assigned to a command of the respective service. All Navy and Marine Corps members are eligible to receive inter-service awards and decorations as well as approved foreign awards and International awards.

Department of the Navy awardsEdit

Navy and Marine Corps decorationsEdit

Navy Cross Navy Distinguished Service Medal Navy and Marine Corps Medal Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

Expeditionary MedalsEdit

Navy Expeditionary Medal* Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal**

Good Conduct and Reserve MedalEdit

Navy Good
Conduct Medal
Marine Corps
Good Conduct Medal
Selected Marine Corps
Reserve Medal

Navy and Marine Corps unit awardsEdit

Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Navy Unit Commendation Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Navy "E" Ribbon

Navy and Marine Corps ribbon only awardsEdit

Combat Action Ribbon Sea Service Deployment Ribbon Navy Arctic Service Ribbon Naval Reserve Sea Service Ribbon*
Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon* Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon** Navy Accession Training Service Ribbon*
Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon** Marine Corps Security Guard Ribbon** Marine Corps Combat Instructor Ribbon** Navy Ceremonial Duty Ribbon*
Navy Recruit Honor Graduate Ribbon*

Marksmanship awardsEdit

U.S. NavyEdit

Navy Expert Rifleman Medal Navy Expert Pistol Shot Medal
Navy Rifle Sharpshooter Ribbon Navy Pistol Sharpshooter Ribbon Navy Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon Navy Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon
Navy Authorized Marksmanship Competition Awards/Badges

U.S. Marine CorpsEdit

Marine Corps Authorized Marksmanship Competition Awards/Badges
The Lauchheimer Trophy Badge, National/Interservice/Marine Corps Rifle/Pistol Competition Badges, Annual Rifle Squad Practice Badge, and Division Rifle/Pistol Competition Badges are awarded in gold, silver, and bronze.


  • * = Awarded only to sailors
  • ** = Awarded only to marines
  • No asterisk indicates that the decoration is awarded to both services

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