Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation
The Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation (CGMTC) is a unit award of the United States Coast Guard. The 2nd lowest in precedence for the Coast Guard unit awards, it is presented to lower level Coast Guard commands who preform exceptional actions. It is considered the unit equivalent of a Commandant's Letter of Commendation. Created in December of 1993, additional awards are represented by wearing a 5/16th of an inch Gold Star Device on the service ribbon. An Operational "O" device is also approved when the award is earned under field operating conditions.