The Meritorious Team Commendation Ribbon was established on December 22, 1993, by Commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral J. William Kime.
The Meritorious Team Commendation Ribbon has been in effect since December 22, 1993 (the action or accomplishment must have occurred or concluded on or after this date).
This ribbon recognizes the important contributions made by teams and groups below the unit OPFAC level; i.e., boat and aircraft crews, staff elements, Quality Action Teams, etc. All Coast Guard personnel (Regular, Reserve, Auxiliary and Civilian, including non-appropriated fund activity employees) are eligible.
The action or accomplishment performed by the team or group must be comparable to that which would merit the Commandant's Letter of Commendation ribbon (or higher) to an individual. To qualify for this award, a member of a team or group must have made a significant contribution to the overall team effort.
ORDER OF PRECEDENCE
The ribbon to the Meritorious Team Commendation is worn after the Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbon and before the Coast Guard "E" Ribbon.