US Coast Guard Battle Streamers

US Coast Guard history began in the 1790's when Alexander Hamilton's fleet of 10 small Revenue culters challenged French privateers preying on American merchant vessels.  During this French Naval War and the War of 1812 these culters proved their worth against experienced European warships.
There are currently 34 Streamers proudly displayed on the Coast Guard flag representing heroic actions in naval encounters from 1798 to the present.

Authorized Battle Streamers for the US Coast Guard Flag

       War/Campaign
1    Coast Guard Presidential Unit Citation
2    Presidential Unit Citation (Navy)
3    Dept of Transportation - Secretary’s Outstanding Unit Award
4    Coast Guard Unit Commendation
5    Navy Unit Commendation
6    Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation
7    Meritorious Unit Commendation (Navy)
8    Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army)
9    Maritime Protection of the New Republic
10  French Naval War (Quasi-War With France
11  War of 1812
12  African Slave Patrol
13  Operations Against West Indian Pirates
14  Indian Wars
15  Mexican War 
16  Civil War Campaign
17  Spanish – American War 
18  World War I Victory
19  China Service 
20  Yangtze Service
21  American Defense Service
22  American Campaign 
23  European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign
24  Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
25  World War II Victory
26  Navy Occupation Service WWII 
27  Korean Service
28  National Defense Service
29  Armed Forces Expeditionary
30  Vietnam Service
31  Southwest Asia Service
32  Kosovo Campaign
33  Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary
34  Global War on Terrorism Service
35  Afghanistan Campaign
36  Iraq Campaign 
37  Croix de Guerre, French, WW II
38  Philippine Defense
39  Philippine Liberation
40  Philippine Independence
41  Philippine President Unit Citation
42  Vietnam Gallantry Cross 2/
43  Vietnamese Civil Actions 2/
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Palm
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All Battle Streamers are made to military specifications in accordance with MIL-DTL-14650/6D, 2 3/4" width x 4' length.

Notes:
   1/  Contract Officer to specify embroidered and number of devices.
   2/  Coast Guard name used for the Vietnam Gallantry Cross Streamer is “RVN Armed Forces Meritorious Unit Citation, Gallantry Cross with Palm.” Coast Guard name used for the Vietnamese Civil Actions Streamer is “RVN Meritorious Unit Citation, Civil Actions Medal First Class with Palm.”