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Navy Changes Lettter Devices on Medals and Ribbons


SAILORS, MARINES now eligible for ew award devices.

Military.com | Week of August 28, 2017


The U.S. Navy has announced that it is implementing changes to the letter-type devices worn on certain medals and ribbons. The devices are intended to provide more distinctive recognition of acts of valor (V device), meritorious achievement or service under combat conditions (C device), and meritorious achievement that had direct impact on combat operations, albeit from a location where the awardee was not at significant risk of exposure to hostile action (R device). Any Sailor or Marine who received a personal decoration for meritorious achievement or service after Jan. 7, 2016, and who believes the circumstances met the criteria for the C device or R device, may directly contact the command that issued the award and request reconsideration. No consideration will be given to adding a V device to any previously approved award.


For more Navy news, visit the Military.com Navy section. For more on medals and decorations, visit the Military.com Medals, Awards and Decorations section.
 

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