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Devices: Order of precedence. (Owner's & Operator's/Manual 2002).

GOLD STAR

Denotes subsequent awards of the same Navy decoration

SILVER STAR

Worn in lieu of five gold stars

BRONZE STAR

Represents participation in campaigns or operations, multiple qualification or an additional award to any of the various ribbons on which it is authorized. Also worn to denote first award of the single-mission Air Medal after Nov. 22, 1989.

SILVER SERVICE STAR

Worn in lieu of five bronze stars

BRONZE OAK LEAF CLUSTER

Represents second and subsequent entitlements of awards

SILVER OAK LEAF CLUSTER

Worn for the 6th, 11th, or in lieu of five bronze oak leaf Clusters

WINTERED OVER

For wintering over on the Antartic continent a clasp for Antartic Service Medal, a suspension ribbon and a disc for the service ribbon; bronze for the first winter; gold for the second winter; and silver for the third

'V' DEVICE

Authorized for acts or service involving direct participation in combat operations

HOURGLASS

Issued for each succeeding award of the Armed Forces Reserve Medal

EUROPE AND ASIA CLASPS

Worn on the suspension ribbon of the Navy Occupation Service Medal

FLEET MARINE FORCE COMBAT OPERATIONS INSIGNIA

For Navy personnel attached to Fleet Marine Force units participating in combat operations

SILVER "E"

Denotes Expert Marksman qualification

BRONZE "S"

Denotes Sharpshooter Marksman qualification

"M" DEVICE

Denotes Naval Reserve mobilization in support of certain operations

STRIKE/FLIGHT DEVICE

Bronze Arabic numeral denotes the total number of strike/flight awards of the Air Medal earned subsequent to April 9,1962

"3/16" PALM

Worn on the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation and Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation ribbons

"E" DEVICE

Denotes four or more Battle "E" Awards
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