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Ranks of the Navy

Below are images of the most common ribbons that you'll
find pinned to the chests of America's finest Sailors.
It is not a complete list, but you'll likely find what you're looking
for.  They appear below in order of precedence on the uniform.

Medal of Honor Navy Cross Defense Distinguished Service Medal Distinguished Service Medal Silver Star
Defense Superior Service Medal Legion of Merit Distinguished Flying Cross Navy/Marine Corps Medal Bronze Star
Purple Heart Defense Meritorious Service Medal Meritorious Service Medal Air Medal Joint Service Commendation Medal
Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal Joint Service Achievement Medal Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal Combat Action Ribbon Presidential Unit Citation
Joint Meritorious Unit Award Navy Unit Commendation Meritorious Unit Commendation Navy "E" Ribbon Presidential Medal of Freedom
Gold Lifesaving Medal Silver Lifesaving Medal National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal National Intelligence Medal of Achievement Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award
Navy Distinguished Achievement Science Award Navy Distinguished Public Service Award NASA Distinguished Service Medal NASA Flight Medal NASA Medal for Exceptional Bravery
NASA Medal for Exceptional Service Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal Merchant Marine Meritorious Service Medal Merchant Marine Mariners Medal Selective Service Distinguished Service Award
Selective Service Exceptional Service Award Selective Service Meritorious Service Award POW Medal Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal World War I Victory Medal
Haitian Campaign Medal (1919-1920) Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal Good Conduct Medal Yangtze Service Medal Byrd Antarctic Expedition Medal
Fleet Marine Force Ribbon Expeditionary Medal Navy/Marine Corps Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition Medal China Service Medal American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Service Medal European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal Asian-Pacific Campaign Medal World War II Victory Medal Navy Occupation Service Medal
Medal for Humane Action National Defense Service Medal Korean Service Medal Antarctica Service Medal Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Vietnam Service Medal Humanitarian Service Medal Sea Service Deployment Ribbon Navy Arctic Service Ribbon Armed Forces Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal Southwest Asia Service Medal Kosovo Campaign Medal National Reserve Sea Service Ribbon Navy/Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon
Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon Armed Forces Reserve Medal Naval Reserve Medal Merchant Marine Gallant Ship Unit Citation Merchant Marine Defense Bar
Recruiting Service Ribbon Navy/Marine Corps Navy Recruit Training Service Ribbon Merchant Marine Combat Bar Merchant Marine Atlantic War Zone Bar Merchant Marine Mediterranean-Middle East War Zone Bar
Merchant Marine Pacific War Zone Bar Merchant Marine WWII Victory Medal Merchant Marine Korean Service Bar Merchant Marine Vietnam Service Bar Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation Republic of Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Republic of Vietnam 
Civil Actions Unit Citation
Philippine Defense Ribbon
Philippine Liberation Ribbon Philippine Independence Ribbon United Nations Service Medal United Nations Medal NATO Medal
NATO Medal
Multinational Force and Observers Medal Inter-American Defense Board Medal Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait) Republic of Korea War Service Medal Expert Rifleman Medal Expert Pistol Shot Medal



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