what medals and ribbons do YOU have? - Page 14

July 28th, 2008  
Don't recall exact order of ribbons, but I earned the following as far as I know (say that because sometimes Americans are awarded stuff after they get out and not necessarily notified):

Navy Unit Commendation.
Sea Service Deployment.
Army Achievement.
National Defense Service.
Southwest Asia Service.
Saudi Arabia Liberation/Kuwait with palm tree.
Kuwait Liberation.
Good Conduct.
Combat Action.
Rifle 2nd award/Pistol 1st award, Expert.
July 28th, 2008  
Originally Posted by Sukio
Yes sir C/Commander, my LDAC was at Kings Bay Ga. Funny though, I did not see the ocean the whole time I was there.
You wouldn't, none of you have the security clearances needed to get anywhere near the waterfront on that particular base. Just getting our badges to go down there was about an hour process. Were you first or second cycle? I was there for the first week doing pre-underway training for my sub cruise.

Oh, and don't call me sir
July 29th, 2008  
Second week S.... MR. C/commander, first week had departed the day before our arrival. Spent hours in the Trident training facility, taking class and climbing lots of stairs.
July 29th, 2008  
I had a few friends there for our third phase (your second week), but no, I was back in Norfolk by then. And yeah the TTF is a rather large building. We thought you spent much more time on drill than you did on classes; guess not. Your retired Marines were pretty cool guys, we shot the :censored: with them for a long time a couple of days.
August 13th, 2008  
Cutterman's Pin
Battle E 5
Sea Service
Humanitarian 2
Expert Rifle
Expert Pistol

I am not really a ribbon guy they give them to me I put them on but the ones I am most proud of is my first Achievement medal, and my first Humanitarian both of those were earned saving a lot of lives at sea. The rest are just fruit salad and chicklets I don't really mean that the Battle Es are always good to have. I have a bunch of unit stuff. They even gave me the Katrina ribbon I did not deploy for Hurrican relief but they gave it to everyone.
August 15th, 2008  
A bunch of stuff (can I get away with that or do I have to be more specific?)
August 25th, 2008  
I have these:


Army Commendation Medal (2nd award)
Army Achievement Medal (3rd award)
Army Good Conduct Medal
Reserve Components Achievement Medal (3rd award)
National Defense Medal (2nd award)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (Bronze hourglass)
Global War On Terror Service Medal
NCO Professional Development Ribbon (w/number 2 BNCOC)
Army Service Ribbon
Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (2nd award)

Driver Badge (with T & W qual. bar)
Expert Rifle
Expert Grenade (got long ago - probably not done anymore)
Expert Machine Gun


Meritorious Service Ribbon
Outstanding Unit Ribbon (2nd award)
Good Conduct Ribbon (3rd award)
Active Duty For Training Ribbon
Professional Development Ribbon
Service Ribbon (2nd award)
Duty Ribbon (3rd award)
Special Duty Ribbon

And what means the most to me by far:

Mountain Warfare Badge (Ramshead)


Note: I'll agree with those who say medals and ribbons don't mean so much as many think they do. 'Specially when somebody of one rank gets one medal and somebody of another rank gets a different one (think you know what I mean by that). They do, however, count for promotion and retirement points.
June 7th, 2010  
LT Rector
I've only been in the Marines for four years now, but I got:
Purple Heart
Navy & Marine Corps Achievement
Combat Action Ribbon
National Defense Service Medal(with Bronze star)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism (Expeditionary)
Global War on Terrorism (Service)
NATO Medal

I'm currently in Iraq now so come next May, I'll be placing an Bronze Oak Leaf on my Iraq Campaign ribbion.
June 10th, 2010  
Originally Posted by Guardsman_Ca
Maybe someone here can answer this question --How is it possible to have been awarded the NDSM when I have been out of the National Guard since 1989 and never saw any active duty ??
Eligible periods

In the years since the creation of the National Defense Service Medal, it is authorized only for the following time periods.
  • June 27, 1950 to July 27, 1954 for service during the Korean War
  • January 1, 1961 to August 14, 1974 for service during the Vietnam War
  • August 2, 1990 to November 30, 1995 for service during the Gulf War
  • September 11, 2001 to a date to be announced for service during the War on Terrorism
June 10th, 2010  
DMSM, Defense Meritorious Service Medal
ARCOM, Army Commendation Medal with 2 Bronze Oak Leaves
AFCOM, Air Force Commendation Medal
AAM, Army Achievement Medal with Silver Oak Leaf
GCM, Good Conduct Medal with 2 Bronze Knots
NDSM, National Defense Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star
OSR, Overseas Service Ribbon
ICM, Iraq Campaign Medal with 1 Bronze Star
GWOT, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
ASR, Army Service Ribbon
AFRM, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Silver Hourglass, M Device, and Numeral 2
NCOPD, NCO Professional Development with Numeral 3

JMUA, Joint Meritorius Unit Award
AFOUA, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award