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   Army Service Ribbon
Service: Army
Instituted: 1981
Authorized: Army Regulation 600–8–22
Issuing Country: ( US ) - UNITED STATES
Army Service Ribbon
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Description:
  1. The Army Service Ribbon (ASR) was established by the Secretary of the Army on 10 April 1981. It is awarded to members of the U.S. Army for successful completion of initial entry training.
  2. The ribbon may be awarded retroactively to those personnel who completed the required training before 1 August 1981 provided they had an Active Army status as defined above on or after 1 August 1981.
  3. Officers will be awarded this ribbon upon successful completion of their basic/orientation or higher level course. For those officer personnel assigned a specialty, special skill identifier, or MOS based on civilian or other service acquired skills, this ribbon will be awarded upon honorable completion of 4 months active service.
  4. Enlisted soldiers will be awarded this ribbon upon successful completion of their initial MOS producing course. For those enlisted soldiers assigned an MOS based on civilian or other service acquired skills, this ribbon will be awarded on honorable completion of 4 months active service.
  5. Only one award of the ASR is authorized, regardless of whether a soldier completes both officer and enlisted initial entry training.