Criteria: Attainment of the minimum qualifying score for the expert level during prescribed shooting exercises.
Devices: Bronze Letter “S”, Silver Letter “E”
The Navy Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon was established by the Secretary of the Navy on October 14, 1969 to extend the range of marksmanship awards below the Expert level.
To indicate the various levels, the ribbon for the Marksman level is unadorned and the Sharpshooter level uses a bronze letter “S”. To reward the attainment of the Expert level, the medal is retained unadorned but a silver letter “E,” is placed on the ribbon bar.