United States Coast Guard Marine Safety Insignia
Criteria: The Marine Safety Insignia is awarded to enlisted members and officers of the Coast Guard, Reserve, and Auxiliary, as well as Coast Guard Civilians to recognize professional accomplishment in the Marine Safety program. In addition, the Coast Guard Auxiliary has a similar award called the Trident Device as part of the Auxiliary's Marine Safety Trident Program. To receive the Marine Safety Insignia, one must earn four marine safety competencies. To earn the permanent version of the insignia, the member must also serve a cumulative five years at marine safety field units. Temporary entitlement may be issued by the commanding officer of a marine safety field unit to a member who has received four marine safety competencies and completed the marine safety initial indoctrination training program but who has not been assigned to a marine safety field unit for at least five years. The temporary entitlement is for the period that the member is permanently assigned to that unit.