The Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation was established by order of the Secretary of the Navy on July 17, 1967. The ribbon is awarded to units of the U.S. Navy, the United States Marine Corps, and to United States Coast Guard units and members when the Coast Guard is operating as part of the U.S. Navy, such as Operation Market Time during the Vietnam War. To be eligible for the award, the unit must have performed service of a character comparable to that which would merit the award of a Bronze Star Medal in a combat situation, or achievement of like caliber in a non-combat situation, to an individual. The Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbon ranks below the Navy Unit Commendation.
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