DOT Outstanding unit Ribbon
Service: Coast Guard
Criteria: Awarded to U.S. Coast Guard units for valorous or extremely meritorious service on behalf of the Transportation Dept.
Devices: Gold, Silver Star
The Department of Transportation Outstanding Unit Award was authorized by the Secretary of Transportation effective Nov. 3, 1994 as an award to Coast Guard units for valorous or extremely meritorious service on behalf of the Transportation Dept.
The second award is denoted by a gold star. However, since the entire Coast Guard organization was transferred to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security after the 9-11 attacks, this award will no longer be presented to Coast Guard personnel.