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   Coast Guard Expert Rifleman Medal
Service: Coast Guard
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Issuing Country: ( US ) - UNITED STATES
Coast Guard Expert Rifleman Medal
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Description:
  1. The Coast Guard Expert Rifleman Medal was established as an incentive to recognize individuals for outstanding rifle marksmanship.
  2. It is awarded to the members of the Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Reserve who qualify as an "expert" with their issue rifle while firing on a prescribed course as established by the Commandant, US Coast Guard.
  3. The service ribbon is awarded to those individuals qualifying as either "Sharpshooter" or "Marksman". When awarded for "marksman" only the ribbon is awarded. When awarded for "sharpshooter" the silver"S" is awarded with the ribbon. Those qualifying "Expert" receive the medal and the ribbon with a silver "E".