Criteria: Demonstration of excellence in all academic and military training phases of basic Air Force entry training.
The Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon was authorized by the Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force on April 3, 1976, and is awarded to honor graduates of basic military training who, after July 29, 1976, have demonstrated excellence in all phases of academic and military training. It is limited to the top 10 percent of the training flight. The USAF BMT Honor Graduate Ribbon was designed by the Institute of Heraldry and is awarded to basic training graduates only. The ribbon has a wide center stripe of ultramarine blue flanked with equal stripes of yellow, brittany blue and white on either side. Since this is a “one-time only” award, no devices are authorized.