US Coast Guard Unit Commendation
Auxiliarists are eligible to receive the CG Unit Commendation and the CG Meritorious Unit Commendation awards. The award consists of a ribbon only, there are no miniature medals. A Flag Officer approving authority makes these awards. To be eligible an Auxiliarist must have participated directly in at least 50% of the action in a single operational incident for which the CG unit involved received a citation for one of these awards. The operational "O" is attached when authorized. Members indicate multiple awards by adding 5/16" gold or silver stars. Specific Auxiliary units awarded the CG Unit Commendation are authorized to fly the award pennant for three years after the award and on occasions of dress or full dress thereafter.
The Coast Guard awarded the USCG Auxiliary the CG Unit Commendation four times:
- Awarded 1 Sept 1993. Service period Oct 1991 thru Nov 1992.
- Service Period 23 June 1939 thru 23 June 1999. For the 60th anniversary of the Auxiliary.
- Service Period 23 June 1939 thru 23 June 2009. For the 70th anniversary of the Auxiliary.
- Service Period 11 Sept 2001 thru 11 Sept 2002.