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Military awards of the United States Department of the Navy are those military decorations which are presented to members of the United States Navy and U.S. Marine Corps under the authority of the Secretary of the Navy.

Such awards may also be issued to members of other military services, 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 decorations as well as approved foreign awards and international decorations.

The following military awards are presently issued under the authority of the Department of the Navy:


Navy and Marine Corps medals

Navy Cross Navy Distinguished Service Medal Navy and Marine Corps Medal Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
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Navy Distinguished Service ribbon.svg
Navy and Marine Corps Medal ribbon.svg
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation ribbon.svg
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement ribbon.svg

Expeditionary Medals

Navy Expeditionary Medal* Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal**
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Navy Expeditionary ribbon.svg
Marine Corps Expeditionary ribbon.svg

Good Conduct Medals

Navy Good
Conduct Medal
Marine Corps
Good Conduct Medal
Naval Reserve
Meritorious Service Medal
Selected Marine Corps
Reserve Medal
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Navy Good Conduct ribbon.svg
Marine Corps Good Conduct ribbon.svg
Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal.svg
Selected Marine Corps Reserve ribbon.svg

Navy and Marine Corps unit awards

Navy and Marine Corps
Presidential Unit Citation
Navy Unit Commendation Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Navy "E" Ribbon
Navy Unit Commendation ribbon.svg
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbon.svg

Navy and Marine Corps ribbons

Combat Action Ribbon Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon Sea Service Deployment Ribbon Navy Arctic Service Ribbon
Combat Action Ribbon.svg
Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon.svg
Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.svg
Arctic Service Ribbon.svg
Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon* Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon** Navy Recruit Training Service Ribbon* Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon**
Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon.svg
Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon.svg
Navy Recruit Training Service Ribbon.svg
Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon.svg
Marine Corps Security Guard Ribbon** Navy Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon* Navy Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon* Navy Ceremonial Guard Ribbon *
Marine Corps Security Guard Ribbon.svg
Navy Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon.svg
Navy Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon.svg
Navy Ceremonial Guard Ribbon.svg
Naval Reserve Sea Service Ribbon
Naval Reserve Sea Service Ribbon.svg

Marksmanship Medals

Navy Expert Rifleman Medal* Navy Expert Pistol Shot Medal*


  • *- Awarded only to US Navy Personnel
  • **- Awarded only to US Marine Corps Personnel
  • No star indicates that the decoration is awarded to both services

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