The Coast Guard Bicentennial Unit Commendation was established on January 2, 1990, by Commandant of the Coast Guard Admiral J. William Kime.
The Coast Guard Bicentennial Unit Commendation was in effect from June 4, 1989 to August 4, 1990.
The Bicentennial Unit Commendation was awarded by the Commandant to all Coast Guard members (including selected Reservists, civilians, and auxiliarists) who serving satisfactorily during any period from June 4, 1989 to August 4, 1990.
The Bicentennial Unit commendation could not be awarded to any individual whose entire service subsequent to June 4, 1989 was not honorable.
Personnel of other services who were assigned to and served with the Coast Guard during this period were also eligible for the award.
ORDER OF PRECEDENCE
The ribbon to the Coast Guard Bicentennial Unit Commendation is worn after the Coast Guard "E" ribbon and before the Prisoner of War Medal.
No devices are authorized for this ribbon.