Navy Arctic Service Ribbon
The Navy Arctic Service Ribbon (NARCS) is an award presented to any Navy Personnel who preform 28 days of service (consecutive or non-consecutive) above the Arctic Circle. It may also be awarded to qualified civilians and other U.S. Armed Forces personnel who preform the qualified service while working with the U.S. Navy. Those stationed at remote ice camps, or divers who work below the ice, may count two days of service for each day worked.
Created in May of 1986, the ribbon maybe retroactively awarded to any personnel who preformed qualified service after January 1st, 1982. This award is only issued once and there are no approved devices to be worn on the award.