Second or subsequent awards are denoted by bronze numerals. An Overseas Service Ribbon is a service military award of the United States military which recognizes those service members who have performed military tours of outside the borders of the United States of America. Second And Subsequent Awards. However, the OEF and OIF AOEs may be qualifying areas for either ribbon, depending upon the circumstances of the individual. Personnel who are eligible to receive the Coast Guard's Restricted Duty Ribbon are not eligible to receive the Overseas Service Ribbon for the same period. 1. Additional awards of the Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon are denoted by service stars. THE PURPOSE OF THIS MESSAGE IS TO PROVIDE THE POLICY CLARIFICATION ON CHANGES TO AWARD OF THE OVERSEAS SERVICE RIBBON. The Coast Guard Overseas Service Ribbon was approved on 28 October 2009 with details announced on 29 April 2010. You may apply for your Display Recognition using a... (* Upon reception of required documentation). The Army Overseas Service Ribbon was first issued in August 1981. The following amplifying guidance is provided. The Air Force Overseas Long Tour Service Ribbon is issued for completion of a standard overseas service assignment of two years or more in length with additional awards denoted by oak leaf clusters. It is also awarded to reservists who are permanently assigned and have satisfactorily completed a minimum of 36 cumulative days of service at an overseas duty station during each 12-month period of the total tour of duty. An unaltered photocopy of your DD-214, OR WD AGO 53-55, OR other military issued document clearly displaying your Army Overseas Service Ribbon. Description: The Army Overseas Service ribbon is 1 3/8 inches in with. Additional awards of the Air Force Overseas Service Ribbon are denoted by oak leaf clusters and Air Force regulations permit the receipt and wear of both the short and long tour ribbons simultaneously, wherein the short tour ribbon takes a higher precedence by being worn to the wearer's right of the long tour ribbon. Since June 2003, Airmen serving in hostile environments for 181 days or more qualified for the Short Tour Service Ribbon under a temporary exception to rules outlined in AFI 36-2110. The 12-month requirement still applies for second and subsequent awards. Subsequent awards are authorized, and are indicated by small bronze or silver service stars. It is awarded to active duty members on a permanent assignment and who successfully complete a tour of duty of at least 12 months at an overseas shore-based duty station or on board a cutter permanently assigned to an overseas area. Contact The War Library for international shipping cost. First issued in 1981, additional awards of the ribbon are represented by wearing a bronze numeral on the service ribbon. Criteria: The Army Overseas Service Ribbon (OSR) is presented to any member of the United States Army after the completion of a standard overseas tour. Prior to this time, such personnel were only eligible to receive the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. The length of a standard tour is dependent upon the duty location and whether the Soldier is accompanied or unaccompanied with a spouse/family member(s). The Overseas Service Ribbon is worn after the Army Service Ribbon and before the Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon. Normally, the Short Tour Service Ribbon is awarded for a permanent duty assignment of at least 300 days within an 18-month time span; such assignments are generally served unaccompanied by family members, though a short tour assignment need not be unaccompanied. SUBJ: ARMY AWARDS POLICY CLARIFICATION AND CHANGES. Long tour credit is awarded for completion of an overseas long tour (2 years) prescribed by Air Force Instructions, or to any member assigned to a United States or overseas location who is subsequently sent under temporary duty orders (to include combat tours) for 365 or more days within a 3-year time frame. A change to the requirements for award of the OSR has eliminated the policy that restricted award of the OSR when another campaign/service medal is awarded. However, this exemption was rescinded by General Norton A. Schwartz in April 2011 and Airmen will no longer qualify for the award if they arrive in a hostile environment on or after 1 July 2011.. United Nations ... Unit Award. Soldiers awarded two or more ribbons will wear an Arabic numeral on the ribbon, according to how many awards they have received. 1. The member must elect in writing which ribbon the subsequent deployment time will be credited towards, and may NOT divide the deployment time between the two ribbons. Individuals with subsequent deployments to the OEF or OIF AOEs may elect to use that deployment time towards qualifying for EITHER a subsequent SSDR or the OSR. For time served in designated combat zones, the Army also issues an Overseas Service Bar. An Overseas Service Ribbon is a service military award of the United States military which recognizes those service members who have performed military tours of duty outside the borders of the United States of America. The Overseas Service Ribbon has been in effect since August 1, 1981. There are different versions of the Overseas Service Ribbons for the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Coast Guard. For time served in designated combat zones, the Army also issues an Overseas Service Bar. , The Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (ARCOTR) was established by the United States Secretary of the Army (SECARMY) on 11 July 1984 as announced in DAGO 1990–15. , Additional awards of the Army Overseas Service Ribbon are denoted by award numerals. TAB 23: Navy Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon (NBHGR) 4-67 . The 12-month accumulated sea duty requirement for the SSDR is waived for OEF (11 Sep 1 – TBD) and OIF (19 Mar 2003 – TBD) to qualify for the initial award of the ribbon only. MIL-D-11589/282. The Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon was first proposed in 1968, but not authorized until 17 September 1986. The Coast Guard Overseas Service Ribbon was approved on 28 October 2009 with details announced on 29 April 2010. It is awarded to any member of the Maryland National Guard for doing service outside the continental limits of the United States, not including Alaska and Hawaii, while serving on or after August 2, 1990. The ribbon is awarded to any member of the Navy or Marine Corps who completes one year of consecutive or cumulative duty at a permanent overseas duty station.. (There is no medal for this ribbon). , Duty on board U.S.-based deploying ships or units does not qualify. Army Overseas Service Ribbon. Individuals with subsequent deployments to the OEF or OIF AOEs may elect to use that deployment time towards qualifying for EITHER a subsequent SSDR or the OSR.