Navy establishes new Honor Graduate Ribbon

by Naval Service Training Command PAO
U.S. Navy

GREAT LAKES, Ill. (NNS) -- Yesterday, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the establishment of a Recruit Honor Graduate Ribbon for superior performance during the Navy's basic military training, held at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois.

The first Navy Honor Graduate Ribbons will be awarded to recruits during their pass-in-review rehearsal tomorrow. The recruits who receive the ribbon will be authorized to wear it during recruit graduation on Friday.

To reward recruits for their superb performance during basic military training, the Honor Graduate Ribbon will provide a physical recognition of the Sailor's outstanding achievements in academics, physical fitness, recruit leadership and commitment to the Navy core values of honor, courage and commitment.

No more than three percent of the graduates from each training group will be designated as Honor Graduates and no retroactive awards are authorized.
In order of precedence, the ribbon shall rank immediately after the Navy Ceremonial Duty Ribbon.

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