1. Description: The ribbon is 1 3/8 inches in width. It is composed of the following
vertical stripes: 7/32 inch Scarlet 67111, 5/32 Orange 67110, 3/32 inch Golden Yellow 67104, 1/8 inch Emerald 67128, Ultramarine
Blue 67118, 1/8 inch Emerald, 3/32 inch Golden Yellow, 5/32 inch Orange, and 7/32 inch Scarlet.
2. Components: Ribbon. MIL-D-11589/281. (There is no medal
for this ribbon).
3. Criteria: a. The Army Service Ribbon is awarded to
members of the Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard for successful completion of initial-entry training.
b. The Army Service Ribbon may be awarded
retroactively to those personnel who completed the required training before August 1, 1981 provided they had an active Army
status as defined above, on or after August 1, 1981. Only one award is authorized.
c. Officers will be awarded this ribbon upon
successful completion of their basic/orientation or higher level course. Enlisted soldiers will be awarded the ribbon upon
successful completion of their initial MOS producing course. Officer or Enlisted personnel assigned to a specialty, special
skill identifier, or MOS based on civilian or other service acquired skills, will be awarded the ribbon upon honorable completion
of four months active service.
4. Background: a. The Army Service ribbon was established
on April 10, 1981, by the Secretary of the Army.
b. The Army Service ribbon is multi-colored
to represent the entire spectrum of military specialties in which officers and enlisted soldiers may enter upon completion
of their initial training.