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Gold Surface Warfare Excellence Pennant

[Gold Surface Warfare Excellence Pennant] image by Joe McMillan, 11 August 2000

Awarded to ships of the surface force who meet a standard of having 80% of their officers, and 100% of officers who have been aboard more than 18 months, meet the qualifications for designation as a surface warfare officer. Although called a pennant, it is actually a dark blue flag with the surface warfare officer's badge on the center in gold. Introduced jointly by Surface Force Atlantic and Surface Force Pacific in October 1998.
Joe McMillan, 11 August 2000


Silver Surface Warfare Excellence Pennant

[Silver Surface Warfare Excellence Pennant] image by Joe McMillan, 11 August 2000

Awarded to ships of the surface force who meet a standard of having 80% of their enlisted personnel of or above the grade of petty officer 2nd class, and 100% of those who have been aboard more than 18 months, qualify as enlisted surface warfare specialists. The "pennant" is dark blue with the enlisted surface warfare specialist's badge on the center in silver. Also introduced by the two surface forces in October 1998.
Joe McMillan, 11 August 2000