Navy Cross Medal

The Navy Cross Ribbon is a symbol of bravery and heroism for members of the United States Navy and Marine Corps. This ribbon is awarded in recognition of extraordinary acts of valor in combat operations, and is awarded to those who have distinguished themselves by heroism against an armed enemy force. The Navy Cross Ribbon is a proud and honorable recognition of the sacrifices and courage of Navy and Marine Corps soldiers, and is an important part of military tradition.

  • Type:

    Neck ribbon (decoration)

  • Awarded for:

    Accompanies the Navy Cross Medal

  • Eligibility:

    Recipients of the Navy Cross Medal

  • Status:

    Currently awarded

  • Established:

    February 4, 1919 (along with the Navy Cross Medal)

  • First awarded:


  • Total recipients: