United States Coast Guard Miniature Honor Guard Badge
Criteria: Inspired by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Guard Identification Badge. The Coast Guard Honor Guard Badge is a qualification badge of the United States Coast Guard which recognizes those personnel who have been permanently assigned to the Ceremonial Honor Guard Unit of a command located in Alexandria, Virginia.
To be awarded the Coast Guard Honor Guard Badge, a service member must qualify in at least two fields of expertise including, "Body bearing, Colors Detail, and Firing Party." Once a member is qualified in two of these fields they are issued a temporary badge. The badge is authorized for wear while serving out the Honor Guard commitment. At the end of the Honor Guard term, the member is evaluated and can earn the right to wear the badge permanently throughout their career. The badge is then worn directly above all awards and decorations on the left side of the Coast Guard uniform. The badge is worn on the right pocket following departure from an Honor Guard assignment. Recently, the badge has become an Identification badge and is awarded to every honor guard member upon completion of Honor Guard Tour.