The ribbon is 1 3/8 inches wide and consists of the following color: Maroon.
- GSA Compliant.
- Berry Compliant.
The current Navy Good Conduct ribbon/medal dates from 1961 and is issued to every active duty sailor who completes three years of honorable and faithful service. Prior to 1 January 1996, four years of honorable and faithful service was required. Service stars denote additional awards of the Navy Good Conduct. ribbon/medal. The CNO has review authority over the GCM and designates specific criteria for the award.
Of all the Good Conduct ribbons/medals, the Navy Good Conduct ribbons/medals is the oldest, dating back to 1869. There have been a total of four versions of the Navy Good Conduct ribbon/medal, the first version of which was issued from 1870 to 1884. The original Navy Good Conduct ribbon/medal was also not worn on a uniform, but issued with discharge papers as a badge to present during reenlistment. A sailor in the Navy received a new Good Conduct ribbon/medal for each honorable enlistment completed.