United States Navy Cross

United States Navy and United States Marine Corps’ second-highest military decoration awarded to sailors and marines, who distinguish themselves for extraordinary heroism in combat, with an armed enemy force. It is bestowed by the Secretary of the Navy, and may also be awarded to members of the other armed services, and to foreign military personnel, while serving with US Naval Services. The ribbon has two stripes of blue alluding to naval service and a thinner white central stripe.