Instituted: 1998 (retroactive to 1995)
Criteria: Successful service as a Navy Recruit Division Commander (RDC).
Devices: Bronze, Silver Star
The Navy Recruit Training Service Ribbon was established in 1998 (retroactive to 1995) and is awarded for successful service as a Navy Recruit Division Commander (RDC) and training at least nine divisions over a minimum tour of three years. The ribbon has a broad scarlet center with equal-sized blue stripes on either side and gold edges. The Navy Recruit Training Service Ribbon is worn after the Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon and before the Armed Forces Reserve Medal. Additional awards are denoted by three-sixteenth inch bronze stars.