These official U.S. Coast Guard Department of Transportation – Secretary’s Outstanding Unit Award streamers are made in accordance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations (MIL-DTL-14650/6D).
The streamer has thirteen stripes consisting of orange, blue, white, blue, orange, white, blue, white, orange, blue, white, blue, and orange. On 3 November 1994, the Secretary of Transportation bestowed his highest award, the Secretary’s Award for Outstanding Achievement (DOT Gold Medal), on the United States Coast Guard for a-period of high-tempo operations from 1 October 1993 to 30 September 1994. As the Secretary intended this recognition for the Coast Guard as a unit, the Commandant authorized the ribbon bar only, with gold frame, to be known as the Secretary’s Outstanding Unit Award. The award was again presented to specific units for their outstanding performance of duty in New York Harbor following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center from September 11, 2001 through October 22, 2001.
4. Coast Guard Unit Commendation: The streamer has nine stripes consisting of blue, yellow, red, green, white, green, red, yellow, and blue. Awarded by the Commandant and by those