Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Presidential Unit Citation was instituted in 1942. Awarded to Navy/Marine
Corps units for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy.
Authorization. E.O. 10694, 10 January 1957.
Eligibility Requirements. Awarded in the name of the President of the
United States to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and
cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed
enemy. The unit must have displayed such gallantry, determination, and
esprit de corps in accomplishing its mission under extremely difficult and
hazardous conditions to have set it apart and above other units
participating in the same campaign.
The degree of
heroism required is the same as that which would be required for award of
a Navy Cross to an individual.
All personnel permanently assigned or attached to the cited units who were
actually present and participated in the action or actions for which the
unit was cited are authorized to wear the ribbon permanently.