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   Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon
Service: Navy, Marine Corps
Instituted: 1987
Authorized: DOD 1348-33-M
Issuing Country: ( US ) - UNITED STATES
Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon
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  1. Authorized by the Secretary of the Navy, June 3, 1987.
  2. Awarded to officers and enlisted personnel of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Naval Reserve, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for overseas service.
  3. Active duty personnel must serve 12 months consecutive or accumulative duty at overseas duty station. Inactive Reservists must serve 30 consecutive days, or 45 cumulative days, of active duty for training or temporary active duty to be eligible for that award. Beginning date of eligibility is August 15, 1974. Specific eligibility requirements are outlined in U.S. Navy regulations.
  4. Subsequent award shall be denoted by a 3/16-inch bronze star.