Instituted: 1995 (Retroactive to 1973)
Criteria: Successful completion of 3 consecutive years of recruiting duty.
Devices: Bronze, Silver Star
The Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon was established in 1995 and made retroactive to 1973. The ribbon is awarded to Marines who successfully complete three consecutive years of recruiting duty.
The ribbon is dark blue with a wide red center stripe. The Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon is worn after the Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon and before the Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon. Additional awards are denoted by three-sixteenth inch bronze and silver stars.