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Awards and Insignia

NOAA Corps officers' uniforms are very similar to the uniforms worn by commissioned officers of the U.S. Navy. The major difference in the uniform is the NOAA Corps device and insignia. The information that follows comes from the NOAA Corps Directives, Chapter 12, Part 6. The Regulations are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Rating and Qualification Insignia

The NOAA Corps rating and qualification insignia worn by qualified NOAA Corps officers. NOAA officers may also wear other services insignia if they were qualified or awarded by that service.

Command at Sea

Small Craft Command

Chief of Party

NOAA Aviator

NOAA Diver

Deck Officer

NOAA Corps Awards and Insignia

Awards and Insignia below in order of precedence are the ribbons awarded by the Department of Commerce, NOAA and NOAA Corps. NOAA officers may also receive awards from other services such as the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard.

Medals



Department of Commerce Gold Medal



Department of Commerce Silver Medal



Department of Commerce Bronze Medal



NOAA Corps Meritorious Service Medal



NOAA Administrators Award Medal



NOAA Corps Commendation Medal



NOAA Corps Achievement Medal


Antarctica Service Medal



NOAA Arctic Service Medal

National Response Deployment Medal



Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

Ribbons

NOAA Corps Directors Ribbon

NOAA Unit Citation

NOAA ACO Junior Officer of the Year Award

SAME Colbert Medal Ribbon

SAME Karo Award

Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

NOAA Corps Pacific Service Ribbon

NOAA Corps Mobile Duty Service Ribbon

International Service ribbon