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GOLD STAR Denotes subsequent awards of the same Navy decoration
SILVER STAR Worn in lieu of five gold stars
BRONZE STAR Represents participation in campaigns or operations, multiple qualification or an additional award to any of the various ribbons on which it is authorized. Also worn to denote first award of the singlemission Air Medal after Nov. 22, 1989.
SILVER SERVICE STAR Worn in lieu of five bronze stars
BRONZE OAK LEAF CLUSTER Represents second and subsequent entitlements of awards
SILVER OAK LEAF CLUSTER Wom for the 6th 11th, or in lieu of five bronze oak leaf clusters
WINTERED OVER For wintering over on Antarctica …