The Coast Guard Recruiting Service Ribbon was established on November 2, 1995, by Commandant of the Coast Guard Admiral Robert E. Kramek.
The Coast Guard Recruiting Service Ribbon has been in effect retroactively to January 1, 1980 (to coincide with the eligibility criteria for the Navy Recruiting Ribbon).
The Coast Guard Recruiting Service Ribbon is awarded for two years of consecutive successful duty in recruiting after January 1, 1980.
ORDER OF PRECEDENCE
The Coast Guard Recruiting Service Ribbon is worn after the Coast Guard Basic Training Honor Graduate Ribbon and before the Armed Forces Reserve Medal.
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).