Service: Coast Guard
Criteria: Successful completion of a tour of duty at remote shore stations (LORAN stations, light ships, etc.) without family.
Devices: Bronze, Silver Star
The Restricted Duty Ribbon is a decoration of the United States Coast Guard which was first created on March 3, 1984. The award recognizes those Coast Guard personnel who have completed an unaccompanied duty tour in which dependents were not eligible.
Standard unaccompanied duty tours are normally one to two years in length and occur in remote duty locations such as Greenland and the Arctic.