The Coast Guard Basic Training Honor Graduate Ribbon was established on March 3, 1984 by the Commandant of the Coast Guard Admiral James S. Gracey.
The Coast Guard Basic Training Honor Graduate Ribbon has been in effect since April 1, 1984; however, individuals who graduated from Coast Guard recruit training prior to April 1, 1984 who believe they are eligible may submit a request (with supporting documentation) to the Commandant via the chain-of-command
This ribbon is awarded to Coast Guard service members in the top three percent of each Coast Guard recurit trianing graduaiton class.
ORDER OF PRECEDENCE
The Coast Guard Basic Training Honor Graduate Ribbon is worn after the Coast Guard Restricted Duty Ribbon and before the Coast Guard Recruiting Service Ribbon.
This ribbon may not be worn on the Navy or Marine Corps uniforms.
A bronze service star three-sixteenths of an inch in diameter is authorized for each subsequent award (a silver service star of the same size denotes a sixth award).