Gifts for a Navy Officer Commissioning Ceremony


Naval officers train to serve their country in various positions. They attend a military training school where they have certain requirements that must be met before they can qualify to be "commissioned," which is a graduation from the Navy training school. At their commissioning ceremony, the officers receive "commissions" from the U.S. government that is signed by the president, appointing them as members of the U.S. Navy. The ceremony is an event where friends and family can honor the sailor with support and gifts.


  • One traditional gift for military commissioning ceremonies is a sword. The sword, although often never used, will hang on the wall as a symbol of the hard work and dedication of the naval officer. A sword can be carved with the official navy seal and a personalized message.

Marble Pen Stand

  • The commissioned soldier will always have a pen handy with your gift of an oval marble pen stand. This stand features two gold-plated pens with a shiny marble base. There is a United States Navy challenge coin displayed in the middle of the pens.

Medal Display Case

  • A walnut medal display case is an ideal display option for award and precious medals earned during a naval career. The case comes with a soft insert to pin medals and has a shadow-box design for an attractive wall decoration.


  • The Navy commission frame is designed to hold the commissioning certificate from the Navy graduation. At the top of the frame there is an official Navy gold seal, and "United States Navy" is spelled out at the bottom. This gift will hold the memories of the commissioning ceremony and protect the certificate from damage.

Alarm Clock

  • A inexpensive but useful gift is the Navy Gripper Alarm Clock. During their training, the Naval recruits are required to rise early. This alarm clock has a clock face displaying the United States Navy emblem and will help keep officer punctual.

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