A military ribbon checker is a way to verify how military ribbons should be correctly worn depending on what ribbons the soldier is authorized to wear. Military ribbon checkers are online programs and websites where soldiers can go, select authorized ribbons and see a picture of how they are worn.
A ribbon checker can also let soldiers know what ribbons need to be obtained for a ribbon rack. Military ribbon checkers list ribbons in order of precedence. Some very recently created ribbons may not be listed. Other items not listed include ribbon devices such as stars which indicate multiple awards and combat Vs.