The Marine Safety Training ribbon was created in recognition of the considerable and long-term, sustained effort that Auxiliarists must put forward in order to earn the Auxiliary Marine Safety (Trident) insignia. The ribbon recognizes achievement in the marine safety, security, and environmental protection mission area as a precursor to achievement of the Auxiliary Marine Safety (Trident) insignia. Auxiliarists who successfully complete the following tasks are entitled to wear this ribbon (there is no time limit in which these tasks must be completed):
Successful completion of subsequent program PQS shall be denoted by adding 3/16-inch bronze stars. After earning the Auxiliary Marine Safety insignia, Auxiliarists shall remove this ribbon from wear.