1. Effective immediately, the Navy Basic Military Training Honor
Graduate Ribbon (NBMTHGR) is established to recognize U.S. Navy personnel who
meet the eligibility criteria below. In order of precedence, the NBMTHGR
shall rank immediately after the Navy Ceremonial Guard Ribbon.
a. Eligibility Requirements.
(1) Awarded to initial accession enlisted personnel of the U.S. Navy
who are designated as Honor Graduates. Recruit Training Command shall
develop selection procedures to designate Honor Graduates based upon
demonstrated superior performance throughout Basic Military Training in the
areas of academics, physical readiness, recruit leadership, and commitment to
Navy core values.
(2) No more than 3% of each weekly Training Group may be designated
as Honor Graduates.
b. Awarding Authority. Commanding Officer, Recruit Training Command, is
the awarding authority and will ensure appropriate service record entries are
c. Retroactive awards. No retroactive awards are authorized.