Instituted: Dec, 2003
Criteria: Successful completion of a satisfactory tour of duty with Navy Ceremonial Guard units.
Devices: Bronze, Silver Star
Awarded to military personnel assigned to the Ceremonial Guard, Washington, D.C., on May 1, 2001 or later and who have completed a successful tour of at least two years or who who have completed a minimum of eighteen months (consecutive or non-consecutive) in a drilling status (actual participation in ceremonies and funerals as casket bearers, firing party, color guard, ceremonial drill team, and marching platoons)
Second and subsequent awards are denoted by 3/8 inch bronze stars. Only one award per tour is authorized, regardless of the length of the tour.