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   Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation
Service: Coast Guard
Instituted: 1993
Authorized: DOD 1348-33-M
Issuing Country: ( US ) - UNITED STATES
Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation
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  1. Authorized by the Commandant on December 22, 1993.
  2. Awarded by the Commandant and subordinate awarding authorities to groups or teams which do not constitute a Coast Guard unit (i.e., non-OPFAC small groups, such as teams, detachments, or sub-units). To justify this award, the individual members of these groups must have performed service which made a significant contribution to the group’s overall outstanding accomplishment of a study, process, mission, etc. The service performed as a group or team must be of a character comparable to that which would merit the award of the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation or higher to an individual.
  3. The Operational Distinguishing Device shall be worn on the ribbon bar if specifically authorized by the citation. Gold stars are worn to denote subsequent awards.

  1. This ribbon recognizes the important contributions made by teams and groups below the unit OPFAC level; i.e., boat and aircraft crews, staff elements, Quality Action Teams, etc. All Coast Guard personnel (Regular, Reserve, Auxiliary and Civilian, including non-appropriated fund activity employees) are eligible.
  2. The action or accomplishment performed by the team or group must be comparable to that which would merit the Commandant's Letter of Commendation ribbon (or higher) to an individual. To qualify for this award, a member of a team or group must have made a significant contribution to the overall team effort.