The Coast Guard Basic Training Honor Graduate Ribbon was created on 3
March 1984. The Basic Training Honor Graduate
Ribbon is presented to the service member who graduates at the top of
their basic training instruction class. Retroactive presentations of the Basic Training Honor Graduate Ribbon
may be awarded upon application from the service member to the United
States Coast Guard. In such cases, the award will be presented for basic
training graduation prior to 1984, only with supporting documentation
and a written request from the service member.