Qualifying individuals are authorized to wear this ribbon on a temporary basis while performing recruiting duty immediately upon graduation from the Air Force Recruiting School. Wear of the ribbon will become permanent after successful completion of 36 months of duty as an Air Force recruiter. The Commander of the Air Force Recruiting Service may waive the minimum qualifying tour length if an individual cannot complete the tour for a valid reason.
Authorization to wear the ribbon is retroactive for any individual who has successfully completed 36 months of duty as an Air Force Recruiter and who is currently on active duty or a member of a Reserve Component as of June 21, 2000.
The Commander of the Air Force Recruiting Service may withdraw authorization to wear the ribbon for those who are eliminated from the recruiter program for disciplinary reasons.