Criteria: Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 12 months of cumulative sea duty.
Devices: Bronze, Silver Star
The Coast Guard Sea Service Ribbon was established by the Coast Guard Commandant on March 3, 1984. It is awarded to active duty members of the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserve, inactive duty members of the Coast Guard Reserve or non-Coast Guard personnel who, under temporary or permanent assignment, satisfactorily complete a minimum of 12 months of cumulative sea duty. For the purposes of this award, sea duty is defined as duty performed aboard any Coast Guard cutter 65 feet or more in length in an active status, in commission or in service or while assigned to a Fleet Training Group/Unit (FTG/FTU). A three-sixteenth inch bronze service star is authorized for each additional three years of such sea duty.