I think its an air force Jrotc ribbon if I am not mistaken.
Army Service Forces (AFS)
I believe the ribbon bar is a civilian award awarded for efficiency in war production or for some other recognition having to do with supporting the war effort. It is a WWII ribbon.
Used to know this one..........!
I too think it is a civil ribbon.
WW2 ERA US ARMY SERVICE FORCES 6 MONTH CIVILIAN RIBBON.
Well I got this from the vets family and this guy wasn't a civilian he served from 1939 to 1960 in picatinny arsenal in NJ. Are you sure? - Nick K
I doubt the military let him serve 21 years at the same duty station it just doesn't happen. Was he a veteran who also was a civilian goverment employee at picatinny arsenal after WWII??
He was at Picatinny until either 1946 or 1947 then was in the reserves. - Nick K
This was authorized on July 1, 1943 for faithful and meritorious service by employees in various civilian jobs within the War Department. There were three grades, 6 months service, 10 years service and 25 years service.
The various ribbons can be found on page 32 of the National Geographic Insignia and Decorations book from WWII.
The 6 month ribbon was a plain blue ribbon with three thin stitched horozintal lines and the insignia design of either the Office of the Secretary of War; War Department General Staff; Army Ground Forces; Army Air Forces or Army Service Forces.
The 10 year ribbon had an added thin white vertical stripe at each edge and the 25 year had thin red and white stripes.
These were strictly for wear on civilian clothes.