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Navy Unit Commendation


Navy Unit Commendation

The Navy Unit Commendation (NUC) is a unit award of the pennant which may be flown from those ships or from activities ashore. Display of the ribbon by awarded units in painted form is also customary on the superstructure of naval vessels, on aircraft, on or in aircraft hangars, or on signboards in front of unit facilities ashore.

Navy Unit Commendation pennant

The U.S. Coast Guard equivalent is the Coast Guard Unit Commendation.

U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force units and personnel are also eligible to be awarded the NUC so long as they are directly attached or assigned to U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps units during the time period or event for which the award is given. U.S. Army personnel do not wear the Navy Unit Commendation ribbon as a part of their personal awards and medals but, rather, above the right breast pocket with other unit award emblems authorized for wear.

See also


  • Navy Unit Citations and Commendations
Example of a citation for a Navy Unit Commendation

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