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Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct Medal

Awarded for outstanding proficiency, leadership, and conduct during three years of enlisted service in the Coast Guard Reserve. The decoration was created in 1963 and additional awards are denoted by service stars. Reserve Good Conduct Medals are typically intended only for enlisted personnel and are not eligible to be presented to officers. The primary difference between the regular Good Conduct Medal and the Reserve Good Conduct Medal is that the Good Conduct Medal is only issued for active duty service while the reserve equivalent is bestowed for reserve duties such as drill and annual training. The Armed Forces Reserve Medal is a similar decoration which is awarded for ten years of honorable reserve service and is presented to both officers and enlisted personnel.