About Us

An American Company since 1958 


Founded by a former Marine, John A. Murphy patented the very first Plastic Ribbon Bar Holder in 1958. In 1965, Mil-Bar was incorporated. John Murphy’s goal was to find new and useful improvements to the already existing military campaign ribbon bar holder. What transcended from Murphy’s design was a new innovative way of mounting ribbons. Ribbons now snap on/off with ease, cutting mounting time in half and putting an end to damaging and fraying of ribbons. – Making Ribbon Mounting a Snap!

 Today, every single ribbon bar is engraved with the words ‘MIL-BAR’ continuing his legacy as the inventor of ‘The Original Multi-Plastic Ribbon Bar Holder’.

Our Plastic Ribbon Bar Holders are approved for wear on Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard uniforms. They are sold at all Military Uniform and Exchange Stores worldwide; packaged and sold under the ‘Exchange Select Brand’.



 A Message to our Valued Customers 

Mil-Bar Plastics has been proudly serving the needs of Veterans, the military community and youth service-related organizations, JROTC, ROTC and other Emergency Services for over 50+ years. Certified by the U.S. Army’s Institute of Heraldry (Hallmark M-39), Mil-Bar is a U.S. approved manufacturer of military insignia products.  

Mil-Bar remains dedicated to its patrons, providing the highest quality insignia products, field and tactical gear and parade equipment together with competitive prices and outstanding customer service. Our products always meet Mil-Spec Standards and are among the best in the market.

Give us a call today:  951.272.4822 (7 am-3.30pm PST) or Email:  info@mil-bar.com

We are here to help! 

Thank you,

Team Mil-Bar.