The Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year ribbon was established by the Commandant of the Coast Guard on February 16, 1999.
The Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year Ribbon is retroactive to 1994
The Enlisted Person of the Year program was designed to recognize exemplary men and women from the active and reserve enlisted work force in the pay grades of E-2 through E-6. Those selected for this honor reflect the spirit of pride, professionalism, and dedication of the Coast Guard and embody its core values.
ORDER OF PRECEDENCE
The Coast Guard Enlised Person of the Year Ribbon is worn after the Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct Medal.
The red, white and blue symbolize key qualities of the extraordinary people selected in each year's competition. The two bold red stripes represent energy and sacrifice. The two thin blue stripes represent justice and a commitment to protecting the Nation's freedom. The white background represents honesty and purity in word and deed.
No devices are authorized for this ribbon