Ribbons and Awards

Ribbons and Awards

NSCC_NLCC Ribbon Chart – Manuals and Publications – HOMEPORT_ Naval Sea Cadet Corps & Navy League Cadet Corps

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NSCC/NLCC Community Service Ribbon.

community service

Will be awarded to those NSCC Officers, Midshipmen, Instructors and NSCC/NLCC Cadets that distinguish themselves by

accumulating 30 hours or more community service work.This award is for true community service work, i.e. serving meals for the homeless,community clean up, work at Veteran’s Homes, charity work, etc. Attendance at parades or public events is not the purpose of this ribbon.

NSCC/NLCC Academic Achievement Ribbon.

Academic Award

Awarded to NSCC/NLCC Cadets who distinguish themselves in an academic environment by meeting the below listed criteria: For cadets enrolled in an accredited school (including an accredited home school program):

1) Is officially declared on his/her school’s Honor Roll for a semester.

2) Makes no grade below B.

3) Makes the Honor Roll during the regular school year.

4) Carries the required courses to be considered a full-time student at the enrolled school.

5) Provide the Commanding Officers with a letter from the school verifying the Honor Roll status.

NSCC/NLCC Recruiting Incentive Ribbon.

Recruting Award

Awarded to any NSCC Officer, Midshipman, Instructor, or NSCC/NLCC Cadet who meets the below listed criteria:Cadet. Recruits NSCC Officers, Midshipmen, Instructors, and NSCC/NLCC Cadets into any NSCC/NLCC unit. One award for each person enrolled.


1) Recruited members must remain a member of the program for at least 3 months to get credit for the recruitment/enrollment.

NSCC/NLCC Physical Fitness Ribbon.

PT Award

Awarded to NSCC Officers, Midshipmen, Instructors and NSCC/NLCC Cadets who distinguish themselves by excelling in maintaining physical fitness standards during the 2 yearly physical fitness tests.

NSCC/NLCC Color Guard Ribbon.

Color Guard Award

Awarded to NSCC/NLCC Cadets who, as a designated member of a color guard, exhibition drill team, or ceremonial rifle squad, perform as precision ceremonial detail that requires significant practice who meet the following criteria:

Has performed as a member of the team for a minimum of six (6) months.Has performed in a minimum of five (5) team evolution in a public event.Unit drills, pass-in-review and/or annual inspections, parades, and raising and lowering the colors aboard a base, NOSC, or ship DO NOT count.

Is smart and neat in appearance, and wears the uniform with pride.Always acts in the highest traditions of the NSCC/NLCC.

Parades are excluded since participation in these events are usually counted towards the Unit Commendation Ribbon. Remember, any event can only be counted once towards an award.Ceremonial events aboard a ship, base, or NOSC (retirement ceremonies, changes of commands, inspections, formal dinners and similar events) are encouraged and do count as civic events towards this award. But the daily raising of colors at 0800 or retiring the colors at sunset, for example, do not count.