Authorization. Established by SECNAV 13 March 1998.
(1) General. Awarded
to enlisted personnel of the United States Navy assigned to Recruit
Training Command (RTC), Naval Training
Center, Great Lakes.
(2) Specific. Awarded
to personnel serving as Recruit Division Commander (RDC) upon completion
of a successful
tour of duty.
(3) Definitions. For
the purpose of determining eligibility for this award, the following
(a) Recruit Training
Service Duty. Personnel assigned as RDC. Support personnel, company
echelon supervisors, liaison officers, instructors, or other
personnel attached to RTC are not eligible for this award.
of Duty. The RDC must have completed a minimum of five divisions
trained over a minimum tour length of 3 years.
RDC must have maintained outstanding personal standards
without disciplinary incidents throughout the tour.
Period. Tour completion
must be as of 01 October 1995.
c. Examples of Qualifying
(1) An RDC completes
his/her tour on 30 September 1995. Not eligible
to tour completion date; no waivers.
(2) An RDC successfully
a 4-year tour which started on 01 October 1992.
Eligible; other parameters being met his/her tour completion date is
after 01 October
(3) An RDC trains three
divisions and then moves to
a billet as Instructor or battalion staff. Not eligible due to
minimum divisions trained;
(4) An RDC trains 14
divisions from 30 September 1994 to 20
August 1997, and is medically released from
service. Not eligible; the tour is less than 3 years.
An RDC trains 6 divisions from October 1991 to October 1993, moves
1993 to October 1995, and moves back to RDC
for three more
from October 1995 to October 1996. Eligible;
all other parameters
met, 5-year tour and over five divisions.
An RDC completes nine
in 3 years after 01 October 1995, but received
non-judicial punishment during the tour; not eligible for disciplinary
RDC completes nine divisions in 3 years after
01 October 1995, but sporadically
not meet Physical Readiness standards;
eligibility determined by CO RTC. The outstanding personal standards,
determined by the awarding authority.
and Subsequent Awards. The Navy Recruit Training Service
Ribbon will be worn after
Service Ribbon and before the Armed
Forces Reserve Medal. Second and subsequent awards will be denoted
or certificate will be issued.
Authority. The Commanding
Officer of RTC is designated as the
Awards. This award will not be approved for tours completed prior
to 1 October 1995 under any