R 181616Z AUG 15
FM SECNAV WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NAVY BASIC MILITARY TRAINING HONOR GRADUATE
RMKS/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 made.
c. Retroactive awards. No retroactive awards are authorized.
2. Released by Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy.//