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Coast Guard Expert Rifle Medal

Awarded for attainment of the minimum qualifying score for the expert level during prescribed shooting exercises with a rifle. The Coast Guard Marksmanship Ribbon are issued under the same criteria as the U.S. Navy. The Coast Guard issues two ribbons, known as the Coast Guard Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon and the Coast Guard Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon. The Marksmanship Device is awarded for qualification at the higher levels of sharpshooter and expert. Like the Navy, for those who receive an expert qualification, the Marksmanship Medal is awarded instead of the Marksmanship Ribbon.