|Developmental Special Duty Ribbon|
|Presented by||the Department of the Air Force|
|Established||4 September 2014|
|Next (higher)||Air Force Longevity Service Award|
The Developmental Special Duty Ribbon (DSDR) is a ribbon that is only awarded by the United States Department of the Air Force. Established 4 September 2014 by the Secretary of the Air Force, On 16 November 2020, the Air Force Special Duty Ribbon was renamed to the Developmental Special Duty Ribbon by the Secretary of the Air Force.
The Developmental Special Duty Ribbon is awarded to those service members who complete a special duty assignment, or are awarded a special duty Air Force Specialty Code or special duty assignment. The award is for service after 4 September 2014, and cannot be retroactively awarded. The following are qualifying special duty assignments:
The Developmental Special Duty Ribbon is a symmetrically striped ribbon 1+3⁄8 inches (35 mm) wide. At the outside edges of the ribbon are stripes of graphite blue and silver gray both 1⁄16 inch (1.6 mm) wide. Next is a broader stripe 3⁄16 inch (4.8 mm) wide of ultramarine blue, bordered on the inside by a stripe of silver gray next to a stripe of scarlet, both 1⁄16 inch (1.6 mm) wide. In the center of the ribbon is a white stripe 1⁄2 inch (13 mm) wide bisected by an ultramarine blue stripe 1⁄8 inch (3.2 mm) wide.
Subsequent awards of the Developmental Special Duty Ribbon are denoted by oak leaf clusters.