Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation

Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation

Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation
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Authorized by the Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, November 13, 1973.

Awarded by the Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, to any unit of the U.S. Coast Guard which has distinguished itself by either valorous or meritorious achievement or service in support of U.S. Coast Guard operations. Such operations are noncombatant in nature and are outstanding when compared to other units performing similar service but not sufficient to justify award of the Coast Guard Unit Commendation Medal. The Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal may be awarded to other units of the Armed Forces provided such units meet the standards established by the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Operational Distinguishing Device (silver letter "O") may be worn on the Service ribbon of the Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal when authorized. Gold stars are worn to denote subsequent awards.