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Coast Guard Honor Guard Badge
The Coast Guard Honor Guard Badge is a decoration of the United States Coast Guard which recognizes those personnel who are permanently assigned to an Honor Guard Company of a U.S. Coast Guard command. The badge was inspired by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Guard Identification Badge.
To be awarded the Coast Guard Honor Guard Badge, a service member must serve six months to one year as a member of a Coast Guard Honor Guard unit. The badge is then worn directly beneath all awards and decorations on the left pocket of the Coast Guard uniform.
Some Coast Guard commands do not consider the Coast Guard Honor Guard Badge a permanent decoration and require that it must be surrendered when a service member departs the Honor Guard Company for a new assignment. Other commands allow a service to retain the badge, but the badge is worn on the right pocket following departure from an Honor Guard assignment.
See also: Military badges of the United States
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