The Coast Guard "E" Ribbon was established on September 25, 1990, by Commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral J. William Kime.
The Coast Guard "E" Ribbon has been in effect since September 25, 1990.
Awarded by area commanders, the "E" Ribbon provides visible recognition for personnel of cutters earning the overall operational readiness "E" award during Refresher Training.
All personnel serving aboard the unit for more than 50 percent of the period during which it undergoes Refresher Training are eligible for the "E" Ribbon. Personnel serving less than 50 percent of the period, or personnel who are on leave or Temporary Active Duty during the evaluation are not eligible, unless specifically recommended by the commanding officer.
Order of Precedence
The Coast Guard "E" Ribbon is worn after the Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation and before the ribbon to the Coast Guard Bicentennial Unit Commendation.
No devices are authorized for this ribbon