Navy Expert Pistol Military Medal
Navy Expert Pistol Shot Medal
Criteria: Attainment of the minimum qualifying score for the expert level during prescribed shooting exercises.
Devices: None on medal (but see Navy Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon)
The Navy Expert Pistol Shot Badge was created at the same time as the Navy Expert Rifleman Badge and is awarded to Naval Personnel who qualify as experts with the pistol on a prescribed military course. The medallion is the same as the Expert Rifleman badge except for the raised inscription, “EXPERT PISTOL SHOT.” The ribbon is navy blue with a narrow light green stripe at each edge. Also like its rifle counterpart, the concept was later extended to provide for two additional levels of achievement with the creation of the Navy Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon.