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What is the purpose of the D.A. Military awards program?

The obj of the DA military awards program is to provide tangible recognition for the acts of valor, exceptional service or achievement, special skills or qualifications, and acts of heroism not involving actual combat.


what is the highest peacetime award for valor?

The Soldiers Medal


During peacetime, who is the approving authority for the soldiers medal?

HQ Perscom


What is an award?

A decoration, medal, badge, ribbon, or appurtenance bestowed on an individual or a unit


What is a decoration?

an award to an individual for a specific act of gallantry, or service


What is DA Form 7013?

Certificate of appreciation


What are the six groups that individual awards can be categorized?

  1. decorations
  2. good conduct medal
  3. service medals
  4. service ribbons
  5. badges and tabs
  6. certifications and letters

what is the highest award given by the army in time of war?

The medal of Honor


What is engraved on the reverse side of the Medal of Honor?

The grade, name, and organization of the awardee are engraved on the reverse side of the Medal of Honor


What is engraved on the reverse side of every decoration or good conduct medal other than the Medal of Honor?

The name of the awardee only


How many stars are on the blue silk shield that the army medal of honor is suspended from?



who is the approving authority for the medal of honor?

The U.S. Congress


Who awards the medal of honor?



What is the word inscribed on the suspension bar of the medal of honor?



Whose profile is on the Medal of Honor?

Minerva, the roman goddess of wisdom and righteous war


what is the order of precedence for the wearing of individual awards?

  1. U.S. Military decorations
  2. U.S. non-military decorations
  3. Prisoner of war medal
  4. good conduct medal
  5. u.s. army reserve components achievement medal
  6. u.s. service medals and service ribbons
  7. u.s. merchant marine decorations
  8. foreign decorations (does not include service medals
  9. non-u.s. service medals and ribbons

name the ribbon awarded to members of the US army for successful completion of the basic and AIT

The Army service ribbon


What is the DA form 2442?

Certificate of achievement


What is the time limit for recommending an award?

2 years


how many "V" devices may be worn on a ribbon?

not more than 1


The "V" device is authorized for wear on what decorations?

  • distinguished flying cross
  • bronze star medal
  • air medal
  • joint service commendation medal

how many different weapons are authorized component bars?



For what is the Good conduct medal given?

for exemplary behavior, efficiency, and fidelity


what three words are inscribed on the front of the Good Conduct Medal?

honor, efficiency, and fidelity


who is the approving authority for the good conduct medal?

The company commander


how often can you get a good conduct medal?

once every three years


who are the final approving authorities for the AAM, ARCOM, MSM, LM, and DSM?

  • AAM= LTC and above
  • ARCOM=COL and above
  • MSM= MAG and above
  • LM= LTG and above
  • DSM= U.S. Army Chief of Staff

Who can make recommendations for an award?

Any person having knowledge of an outstanding act or achievement


To who is the Purple Heart awarded?

to anyone, military, or civilian, wounded or killed in action against an armed enemy


What is the second highest award for valor?

The distinguished service cross


what was the first medal awarded in the U.S. army?

The Purple Heart


in the order of precedence, what are the U.S. unit awards authorized for wear on Army uniforms?

  1. presidential unit citation (army, airforce)
  2. Presidential unit citation (Navy)
  3. joint meritorious unit award
  4. valorous unit award
  5. meritorious unit commendation (Army)
  6. navy unit commendation
  7. air force oustanding unit award
  8. coast guard unit commendation
  9. army superior unit award
  10. meritorious unit commendation (navy)
  11. Navy E ribbon
  12. air force organizational excellence award
  13. cost guard meritorious unit commendation

what was the purple heart initially awarded for?

it was awarded for valor in the revolutionary war


what is a DA form 4950?

Good conduct medal certificate


what decoration has George Washington's picture on it?

The Purple Hear


who is the approving authority for the army achievement medal?

The battalion commander


What is a DA form 87?

Certificate of training


what words are inscribed on the reverse side of the AAM?

For military achievment


What words are inscribed on the reverse side of the ARCOM?

For military merit


what is a Fourragere?

a rope like device worn to signify the award of a foreign decoration


when can a unit award be worn?

when serving with a unit that recieved an award or if you were assigned to the unit when the award was given


Name the four special skills tabs

  1. ranger
  2. special forces
  3. presidential hundred
  4. sapper

what army regulation covers the wean and appearance of the military uniform?

AR 670-1


Name three appurtenances

  1. oak leaf clusters
  2. v devices
  3. numerals

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