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  Combat Action Ribbon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Combat Action Ribbon is a personal military decoration of the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps, and which is awarded to those who, in any grade including and below that of a Captain in the Navy (or Colonel in the Marine Corps), have actively participated in ground or surface combat.
The Combat Action Ribbon is also awarded to members of the United States Coast Guard when operating under the control of the Navy.
Retroactive awards of the Combat Action Ribbon, for retired, deceased, or discharged personnel, are handled by the Navy Liaison Officer to the National Personnel Records Center.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Combat_Action_Ribbon   (622 words)

  
 Navy Individual Ribbon Awards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Combat Action Ribbon was established on February 17, 1969, by
The Combat Action Ribbon is a personal decoration awarded to members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (when operating under the control of the Navy) in the grade of captain (or colonel in the Marine Corps) and below who have actively participated in ground or surface combat.
Because this ribbon is considered to be a personal decoration, additional awards are indicated by gold stars five-sixteenths of an inch in diameter (an additional star in silver of the same size denotes a sixth award).
foxfall.com /fra-nira-car.htm   (281 words)

  
 USS Oakland CL-95 WW II History Page 4
The Combat Action Ribbon was established on February 17, 1969, by Secretary of the Navy John H. Chafee and announced by SECNAVNOTE 1650 of February 17, 1969.
Ribbon: The ribbon is 1 3/8 inches wide and consists of the following stripes: 3/8 inch double rainbow in juxtaposition (blues, greens, yellows, reds (center), yellows greens and blues); 1/32 inch White 67101; center 9/16 inch Old Glory Red 67156; 1/32 inch White; and 3/8 inch double rainbow in juxtaposition.
Ribbon: The ribbon is the same for both medals and is 1 3/8 inches wide and consists of the following stripes: 3/16 inch White 67101; ½ inch Black 67138; ½ inch Scarlet 67111; and 3/16 inch White.
www.rtcol.com /~oakland/history4.html   (3878 words)

  
 Combat Action Ribbon -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Combat Action Ribbon is also awarded to members of the (An agency of the Department of Transportation responsible for patrolling shores and facilitating nautical commerce) United States Coast Guard when operating under the control of the Navy.
Retroactive awards of the Combat Action Ribbon, for retired, deceased, or discharged personnel, are handled by the Navy Liaison Officer to the (Click link for more info and facts about National Personnel Records Center) National Personnel Records Center.
Additional decorations of the Combat Action Ribbon are denoted by gold and silver (Click link for more info and facts about award stars) award stars.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/co/combat_action_ribbon.htm   (241 words)

  
 Combat Action Ribbon
The Combat Action Ribbon of the Navy and Marine Corps was instituted in 1969.
The principal eligibility criterion is that the individual must have participated in a bona fide ground or surface combat fire fight or action during which he was under enemy fire and his performance while under fire was satisfactory.
The Combat Action Ribbon will not be awarded to personnel for aerial combat since the Strike/Flight Air Medal provides recognition for aerial combat exposure; however, a pilot or crewmember forced to escape or evade after being forced down could be eligible for the award.
www.3rdmarines.net /combat_action_ribbon.htm   (621 words)

  
 Combat Action Ribbon criteria
Upon submission of evidence to their commanding officer, personnel who earned the Combat Infantryman Badge or Combat Medical Badge while a member of the U.S. Army may be authorized to wear the CAR.
(g) The CAR will not be awarded to personnel for aerial combat since the Strike/Flight Air Medal provides recognition for aerial combat exposure; however, a pilot or crewmember forced to escape or evade after being forced down could be eligible for the award.
The listing is not all inclusive as the CAR has been awarded in minor operations and for specific actions.
www.mrfa.org /CAR.criteria.htm   (628 words)

  
 Precision Medals -Combat Action Ribbon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Combat Action Ribbon was authorized by the Secretary of the Navy, February 17, 1969.
Upon submission of evidence to their commanding officer, personnel who earned the Combat Infantryman Badge or Combat Medical Badge while members of the U.S. Army maybe authorized to wear the Combat Action Ribbon instead.
Ribbon bars are issued to personnel certified eligible; however, a medal is not authorized and a citation or certificate shall not be issued.
www.precisionmedals.com /awards/car.htm   (485 words)

  
 Army Combat Recognition Act of 2004
H. To amend title 10, United States Code, to require the Secretary of the Army to establish a combat service recognition ribbon, similar to the Navy Combat Action Ribbon, to recognize participation in combat by members of the Army, regardless of branch.
To the maximum extent practicable, the criteria for the award of such ribbon shall be based upon, and be similar to, the criteria for award of the Navy Combat Action Ribbon, including any special criteria for service during a particular period of time or in a specific location.
`(c) Limitation- The combat recognition ribbon may not be awarded to a member of the Army with respect to the same period of service as service for which the member was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge or the Combat Medic Badge.'.
www.theorator.com /bills108/hr4369.html   (401 words)

  
 Combat Action Ribbon @ armyawards.com
The Combat Action Ribbon (CAR) was authorized by SECNAVNOTE 1650 of 17 February 1969.
The principal eligibility criterion is that the individual must have participated in a bona fide ground or surface combat fire-fight or action during which he/she was under enemy fire and his/her performance while under fire was satisfactory.
The CAR will not be awarded to personnel for aerial combat since the Strike/Flight Air Medal provides recognition for aerial combat exposure; however, a pilot or crewmember forced to escape or evade after being forced down could be eligible for the award.
armyawards.com /car.shtml   (714 words)

  
 Combat Action Ribbon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Navy and Marine Corps veterans who served in combat in or after World War II are now eligible to receive the Combat Action Ribbon (CAR).
In order to be eligible for the CAR, veterans must have participated in ground or surface combat after Dec. 6, 1941, but before March 1, 1961, and cannot already have been recognized for the same participation.
Only CAR requests dated after March 15, 2000, and in accordance with the prescribed guidance will be forwarded to the board for decision.
www.ussstlouis.com /combat_action_ribbon.htm   (398 words)

  
 PERSIAN GULF ACTION QUALIFIES 12 UNITS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mine countermeasure personnel who participated in the Persian Gulf operations now may get to pin on the combat action ribbon.
The Navy has approvedthe combat action ribbon for mine countermeasures operations from 1990 to 1994.
However, those units were deemed ineligible for the CAR.
home.att.net /~vet_updates/gwribbon.htm   (252 words)

  
 Eligibility Requirements for the Combat Action Ribbon
(2) The principal eligibility criterion is that the individual must have participated in a bona fide ground or surface combat fire or action during which he was under enemy fire and his performance while under fire was satisfactory.
(f) The Combat Action Ribbon will not be awarded to personnel for aerial combat since the Strike/Flight Air Medal provides recognition for aerial combat exposure; however, a pilot or crewmember forced to escape or evade after being forced down could be eligible for the award.
Lack of a Combat Action Ribbon, therefore, signifies that a sailor such as Jim Janos never was in a firefight or served in an area where he would likely engage in a firefight.
www.cursor.org /venturawatch/combat_action_ribbon.htm   (403 words)

  
 Stryker Brigade News: The new combat badge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In a reversal of plans, the Army announced that it has scrapped the idea of a Close Combat Badge for soldiers in infantry-style jobs, and has approved the CAB for any soldier, in any military occupation specialty, who has had to operate under hostile fire.
The Combat Action Ribbon is awarded to Marines and sailors who engage in a firefight or other combat action and whose performance is satisfactory.
Martinez said he believes “it’s a good thing that no MOS is excluded from the opportunity to be recognized for actions in combat.
www.strykernews.com /archives/2005/05/11/the_new_combat_badge.html   (429 words)

  
 BAVF - Sgt. Shaft Column
The criteria for the ribbon remains the same: the principal element of eligibility is that the individual must have participated in a bona fide ground or surface firefight.
Deployment to a combat zone in and of itself does not entitle a Marine to a Combat Action Ribbon.
Persons wishing to be considered for the Combat Action Ribbon may submit an SF 180 (request pertaining to military records) or a letter requesting Combat Action Ribbon entitlement to: National Personnel Records Center, Naval Correspondence: USMC-CAR, 9700 Page Street, St. Louis, MO 63132-5295.
www.bavf.org /shaft/000626.htm   (818 words)

  
 Minature combat action badge Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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action.10netcore6.info /colt-single-action-army/minature-combat-action-badge.html   (352 words)

  
 Korean War Educator: Memoirs - Bobby J. Robinson
He is asking the head of the Military Awards Branch USMC for reconsideration for the Combat Action Ribbon.
I applied for the combat action ribbon and was told that I did not qualify because I was an aviation ordnance man. However, I do believe my service record indicates the action I was in at Airfield K-16 in Korea during April and May of 1951 merits that ribbon.
I believe the action performed by each Marine at K-16 between April and May 1951 is consistent with the requirements for the combat action ribbon.
koreanwar-educator.org /memoirs/robinson_bobby   (917 words)

  
 Combat Action Badge unveiled: Murdoc Online
GL: The CAB is a badge for MOS's not eligible for the Combat Infantryman's Badge.
Now will soldiers who have not faced combat get this award, we all know they will, but there are the few who deserve to be recognized, they earned the award, and whither you like it or not they put their lifes on the line same as any 11 series.
I agree that the overseas service patch (right arm unit patch) most commonly called the "combat patch" has lost it's significance namely because the majority of the army is rotating to a theater where it is authorized for wear (it is not an award; neither are the overseas service bars).
www.murdoconline.net /archives/002398.html   (5325 words)

  
 Are you Entitled to the CAR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The time frame for which an eligible Navy or Marine Corps veteran may be awarded the Combat Action Ribbon (CAR) has been extended.
The Army's combat Infantryman's Badge, created in 1943 was awarded retroactively to December 7, 1941.
The ribbon was created February 17, 1969, and awarded retroactively to March 1, 1961.
www.ussdehaven.org /car.htm   (222 words)

  
 Marine, Navy Veterans May Qualify for Combat Action Ribbon - DAV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
U.S. Navy and Marine Corps veterans who served in combat during World War II or the Korean War are now eligible to receive the Combat Action Ribbon (CAR) retroactively.
Additional substantiating documentation is optional and may include copies of combat awards, copies of evaluations, muster sheets, or orders showing assignment to the unit for the period requested.
Navy and Marine Corps veterans who may be eligible for the Combat Action Ribbon may contact their nearest DAV National Service Office or write directly to the Navy Awards Branch for settlement at: Chief of Naval Operations (N09B33), 2000 Navy Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
www.dav.org /magazine/magazine_archives/2000-5/Marine,_Navy_Vet1518_print.html   (359 words)

  
 USS Mullany DD528 Command Awards
It is also awarded for extremely meritorious service not involving combat but in support of military operations which were outstanding when compared to other units performing similar service.
The Philippine Liberation Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the U.S. Armed Forces, and recognized guerrilla units by the Philippine Government for service of at least 30 days in the liberation of the Philippines from October 17, 1994 to September 3, 1945.
Navy and Marine Corps veterans who served in combat during or after World War II are now eligible to receive the Combat Action Ribbon (CAR).
www.ussmullany.org /commendations.html   (1035 words)

  
 John Kerry's Service Record
Kerry was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star with V, three awards of the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
February 28, 1969 — For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Coastal Division ELEVEN engaged in armed conflict with Viet Cong insurgents in An Xuyen Province, Republic of Vietnam, on 28 February 1969.
His actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
www.vietnamwar.net /Kerry-2.htm   (1315 words)

  
 Silver Star
Because if women were required to go on a 40km, week and a half combat foot patrol, they would not come back except on a stretcher.
The army is disobeying the spirit and the letter of the law by putting these women into combat situations.
This is unfair to the women who are recruited with the promise that they would not be purposefully be put in combat, and it is disobedient to the laws as written by our legislators and president, who alone have that authority.
www.realtime.net /~rentner/Blog/B97335170/C1760035014/E207013916   (593 words)

  
 USS Skagit Awards
The Combat Action Ribbon originally took effect on March 1, 1961; however, with the passage of Public Law 106-65, award of the Combat Action Ribbon may now be made retroactive to December 7, 1941.
Skagit's crew was found eligible for the Combat Action Ribbon for their service in Korea.
The unit citation of the Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Medal was awarded certain units by the Vietnamese government for meritorious service during the period 1 March 1961 to 28 March 1974.
www.geocities.com /uss_skagit/Awards.html   (1000 words)

  
 Representative Christopher H. Smith - (NJ04) - Combat Action Ribbon Eligibility Time Frame Expanded   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
“This ribbon commemorates the bravery and great sacrifices of our nation’s veterans, and is now available to not only Vietnam veterans, but also those who so bravely fought in World War II and Korea,” said Congressman Chris Smith, Vice-Chairman of the Veterans Committee.
Previously, the CAR had been awarded to eligible Navy and Marine Corps personnel who were actively engaged in combat in the Vietnam War and since.
Smith said that confusion arose among some of his constituents when an article in the VFW Magazine incorrectly reported that the ribbons would not be retroactively issued.
www.house.gov /chrissmith/news/press2001/050200.html   (288 words)

  
 Combat patches and such: Murdoc Online
While the new Close Combat Patch is an improvement that allows tankers and artillery troops to earn a decoration for combat when they've been pulled from their normal duties to perform infantry-like duties, there are still a lot of folks shut out.
In Iraq and Afghanistan, MP units "hav[e] a high probability to routinely engage in direct combat" and are "purposefully organized to routinely conduct close combat operations and engage in direct combat" — notwithstanding the fact that Army regs and MTOEs say otherwise.
And many combat service support units have found themselves accidentally involved in direct combat, or purposefully engaged in direct combat as part of their base security or convoy operations missions.
www.murdoconline.net /archives/002209.html   (1045 words)

  
 Section 301-3085 United States Marine Corps, active duty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
There shall be an additional fee charged for each set of special combat action ribbon license plates issued equal to the fee charged for personalized license plates in section 301.144.
No more than one set of combat action ribbon license plates shall be issued to a qualified applicant.
License plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle shall be entitled to operate the motor vehicle with such plates for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person.
www.moga.state.mo.us /statutes/C300-399/3010003085.HTM   (173 words)

  
 January 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
There were some connection problems but other then that the night was a success as these pilots earned combat medals for their performance.
in VF-17 earning the combat action ribbon for combat action on squad night and the beginning JR Longevity ribbon for joining the Jolly Rogers.
These pilots were awarded combat decorations after this action.
www.arrakis-ttm.com /vf-17/war-diary/jan00.htm   (769 words)

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