NAVY E RIBBON
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.