to Air Force
Department of the Navy-Civil, Public, Misc. Service Awards, Department of theA.F.-Civil, Public, Misc. Service Awards
Atomic Support Agency to Defense Intelligence Agency
(DASA), Defense Civil Preparedness Agency (DCPA), Defense Communications Agency (DCA), Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA),
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA),
4=Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Office of the Director, National Intelligence
Investigative Service to National Security Agency
Defense Investigative Service(DIS), Defense Security Service (DSS), Defense Nuclear Agency (DNA), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA),
Defense Mapping Agency (DMA), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Defense Special Weapons Agency (DSWA),
National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA), National Security Agency-Central Security Service (NSA/CSS)
Inspection Agency-Medal of Merit
(OSIA), D.o.D. Civilian Personnel Management Service (CPMS), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS),
Civilian Medals for Service in Operational Theaters, Others
Other Departments and Agencies
for International Development-Dept. of Transportation
A.I.D. , Air Mail Flyers, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (B.A.T.F.), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA),
National Intelligence Community, Dept. of Energy (DoE), Dept./Sec. of Transportation (DoT)
of State-General Accounting Office
D.o.S., D.o.J. Federal Bureau of Prisons, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),
Fed. Aviation Administration (FAA) , F.E.M.A., Dept. of Justice -FBP (DoJ) Federal Bureau of Prisons, Information Agency,
Gov. Accounting Office(GAO)
10=Merchant Marine - N.A.S.A.
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Public Health Service (PHS), Presidential Awards, Sel. Svc.
Institute/Office of Protective Svcs.
Smith.O.P.S., U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), Veterans Administration (VA), Border Patrol (BP), U.S. Attorney General, Others
Acquisition University, Defense Contract Mgt. Agency, (FBI)
Department of Homeland Security,
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), Dept. of Justice (DoJ)
What I was told is that when
some of the Ribbons/Medals were manufactured, the contracting Agency controlled
and gave enough of it to the Medal maker for the amount of Medal sets being made and any left over ribbon had to be returned.
An example of this are the Border Patrol Ribbons, designed by the U S Border Patrol in 1999. Most of these were never produced in production quantities and an exceptionally limited number were ever awarded to members of the U S Border Patrol. After Sept 11, the Border Patrol was placed under the Department of Homeland Security and issuance of all of these medals was stopped. A proposal made for new designs using DHS logo was never approved and the entire program has been stopped, there have been some sets sold from left over stock which was obtained from the maker.
So for Ribbon Collectors the
only way to get some of these Ribbons was to:
A-Buy the set, take out the Ribbon bar and keep or re-sell the rest
B-Buy the Medal and take off the Drape to make up ribbon Bars.