The Navy "E" Ribbon was established in July of 1976 by Secretary of the Navy William Middendorf.
It denotes permanent duty on U.S. Navy ships or in squadrons that have won a battle efficiency competition after July 1, 1974.
This ribbon replaces the "E" patch previously sewn on the right sleeve of the uniform.
For each award of the Navy "E" Ribbon, the Battle E device is authorized for wear on the Navy "E" ribbon. The ribbon, itself, is also commonly referred to as the "Battle E".
The "E" device is not included with the ribbon. It must be purchased seperately.

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As a certified manufacturer of uniforms and insignia, The Salute Uniforms considers it a privilege to provide the members of our nation’s military services with superior-quality apparel and accoutrements. We guarantee that every product we offer is made in the USA and meets or surpasses Mil-Spec standards. Browse our online catalog and discover how our tradition of excellence and commitment to innovation makes us your best source for military uniforms, insignias, medals, and accessories.


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