Navy E Ribbon
The Navy E Ribbon (NAVE) or the Battle "E" ribbon is presented to crew members of any United States Navy vessel that has won a battle efficiency competition. A unit award, this ribbon was created July 1st, 1974 the ribbon replaces a patch that, prior to the ribbons creation, was sewn onto the right sleeve. The first award of the "E" Ribbon is represented by wearing a Silver E device on the center of the service ribbon. Additional awards are represented by wearing a 2nd and 3rd E device until the 4th award, when a wreathed E is worn. After the 4th award, no additional devices are approved, and only the silver wreathed E is worn.