Rank Advancements and Awards
Ribbons & Other Awards
Ribbons are worn so that the lowest row is 1/8-inch above the left breast pocket patch and centered. Ribbons are worn in the order of precedence established in the Awards Manual.
Young Marines are not required to wear all of the ribbons they have earned; however, the following rules apply (per YM Awards Manual, rev. 5/12).
- The Basic Ribbon must be worn as the lowest ribbon on your ribbon rack.
- Any ribbon earned on the national level must be worn.
- Personal Ribbons must be worn.