|Starfleet Officer's Handbook|
Service Ribbons are in character (IC) decorations presented to officers for acts of heroism and participation in a vessel's missions or campaign. Ribbons can be received at any time, but are generally presented alongside crew promotions. It is not uncommon for all members of a crew to receive campaign ribbons.
Service ribbons should only be displayed on the specific character that received the service ribbon. Unlike awards and badges, which are for out-of-character accomplishments and thus shared among all characters of a simmer/writer, service ribbons are tied to the in-character accomplishments of that particular character.
There are five categories of service ribbons:
Multiple Citations Policy
Any service ribbon may be awarded multiple times. A gold star represents each repeated citation, and a silver star represents five additional citations (and therefore five gold stars). For certain campaign ribbons awarded for participation in multi-phase campaigns, bronze stars represent the completion of a specific number of campaign phases.
Displaying Service Ribbons
To display all of your collected awards and service ribbons in a display case for your bio, use Template:Ribbons Display.
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