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   Marine Corps Reserve Ribbon
Service: Marine Corps
Instituted: 1945
Authorized: SECNAV letter of 17 DEC 45
Issuing Country: ( US ) - UNITED STATES
Marine Corps Reserve Ribbon
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  1. Authorized by the Secretary of the Navy in SECNAV letter of 17 December 1945
  2. Issued by CMC to any member of the Marine Corps Reserve who completes or has completed 10 years of honorable service in any class or combination of classes of the Marine Corps Reserve and whose subsequent service, if any, is satisfactory. (This ribbon will not be awarded for service performed after 17 December 1965, at which time it was superseded by the Armed Forces Reserve Medal. )
  3. Awarded for service on active duty, except training duty and duty during a national emergency or war, and service by which a reservist qualifies or has qualified for the Organized Marine Corps Reserve Medal may not be counted in computing the 10 years service.
  4. No person who was a member of the Marine Corps Reserve in time of war and who did not serve on active duty during the course of the war may be eligible for this award.