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While in the Marine Corps I completed at 1-year tour in Okinawa, Japan. Annotated on my DD214 is the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. Now, I am retiring from the US Army and there is a question whether it counts as an Army OSR. I looked on the HRC website and found the following...

"To receive the OSR, Soldiers must be credited with a normal overseas tour completion in accordance with AR 614-30 (see Table 3-2). Soldiers who have overseas service with another branch of service (AF, Navy, Marines) must be credited with normal overseas tour completion by that service to qualify for award of the OSR."

I am assuming that would qualify my for the Army OSR. Thoughts...
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No. The Sea Service Deployment Ribbon is also worn on the Army uniform. It doesn't replace or add to anything. Also, the Marine Corps also has its own Overseas Service Ribbon. The two are awarded for different criteria. One does not equate to the other.
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SFC Observer   Controller/Trainer (Oc/T)
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Oh! Yes, the overseas time DOES go on the ERB, but for award purposes, no it doesn't add a numeral to the Army Overseas Ribbon. Both of the sea service and overseas ribbons are authorized on the Army uniform, so those ribbons would take the place of that numeral. All of my sea service time is on my ERB.. (Quick trivia, the Army has a Sea Service Deployment Ribbon too. It looks identical, but adds a little additional strip).
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Sgt Tommy Healey
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I stationed with Ist MAW at Futema Okinawa from April 1973- April 1974. Am I entitled to this overseas ribbon you are talking about?
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SFC (Join to see) - Where did your sea service time get placed on your ERB?
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All my Sea Service time was spent en route to Afghanistan or Iraq, so they placed it under those respective countries for ERB purposes.. There is no "ship time" on the ERB.
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It seems to me it would go on your DD-214 as the Sea Service Ribbon. That is talking about awarding a Soldier the OSR for time with another service while they were a Soldier.
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Major Nace,

Good catch! I can now see that.
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If you were stationed with DIV, MAW, FSSG (MLG) and not with a base unit then you would rate the sea service deployment ribbon due to those units technically being forward deployed. If you were assigned to Marine Corps Base then you would rate the overseas ribbon. I am currently out here working on my third year and I have received two sea service deployment ribbons
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SSG William Benjamin...you are correct Devil Dog. I was assigned with the FSSG (now MLG). I was awarded my SSDR. By the way...not too much Mojo while you are there! Thanks for the reply.
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