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   NCO Professional Development Ribbon
Service: Army
Instituted: 1981
Authorized: DOD 1348-33-M
Issuing Country: ( US ) - UNITED STATES
NCO Professional Development Ribbon
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  1. Authorized by the Secretary of the Army, April 10, 1981.
  2. Awarded, effective August 1, 1981, to all enlisted Service members of the Regular U.S. Army, the Army National Guard, and the U.S. Army Reserve for successful completion of designated NCO professional development courses.
  3. Numerical devices shall be awarded and worn on the NCO Professional Development Ribbon to denote the highest completed level of NCO development completed. Devices to be used are as follows:
  • “1”- Basic Level
  • “2” - Advanced Level
  • “3” - First Sergeants’ Level