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   Commandants Letter of Commendation Ribbon
Service: Coast Guard
Instituted: 1979
Authorized: DOD 1348-33-M
Issuing Country: ( US ) - UNITED STATES
Commandants Letter of Commendation Ribbon
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Description:
  1. The Commandant’s Letter of Commendation is among the oldest of the awards presented to members of the U.S. Coast Guard. The ribbon was established on March 17, 1979. b. Awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States serving in any capacity with the U.S. Coast Guard for an act or service resulting in unusual or outstanding achievement, whose performance is lesser than that required for the Coast Guard Achievement Medal.


Background:
  1. Among the oldest of the awards presented to members of the U.S. Coast Guard, the Commandant's Letter of Commendation has always been in the form of a letter or commendation certificate. The ribbon bar was established on March 17, 1979, by the Commandant, to accompany the Letter of Commendation. It is awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces, serving in any capacity with the U.S. Coast Guard, for an act or service resulting in unusual or outstanding achievement