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   Good Conduct Medal - Coast Guard Reserve
Service: Coast Guard
Instituted: 1963
Authorized: DOD 1348-33-M
Issuing Country: ( US ) - UNITED STATES
Good Conduct Medal - Coast Guard Reserve
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Description:
  1. Initially established as the “Coast Guard Reserve Meritorious Service Ribbon” on February 1, 1963, by the Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard. Renamed the “Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct Medal,” September 3, 1981.
  2. Awarded on a selective basis to Coast Guard enlisted Reservists on inactive duty who fulfill with distinction the obligations of inactive Reservists, such as excellent attendance at drills, proficiency in rate, and development of leadership qualities for a 3-year period.
  3. A bronze service star is awarded and worn on the Service ribbon and suspension ribbon of the Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct Medal to denote second and subsequent awards of the medal.


Background:
  1. Initially established as the Coast Guard Reserve Meritorious Service ribbon, this award was renamed and authorized as the Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct Medal on September 3, 1981. Awarded on a selective basis to enlisted personnel of the Coast Guard Reserve on inactive duty who fulfill with distinction the obligations of inactive Reservists. The service required is similar to that for the Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal for active duty personnel of the U.S. Coast Guard.