Service: Coast Guard
Criteria: Outstanding proficiency, leadership and conduct during three years of enlisted service
Devices: Bronze, Silver Star
Notes: Originally suspended from a 1½" wide ribbon and a square lower suspender bar
The Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal was authorized 12 December 1923 to recognize superior duty performance by enlisted Coast Guardsmen for a four year service period. In 1934 the time changed to conform to the Navy and Marine Corps Good Conduct Medals three year period of service.