What is the highest peacetime award for valor?
The Soldiers Medal
During peacetime, who is the approving authority for the Soldier's Medal?
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 into?
2. Good Conduct Medal
3. Service Medals
4. Service Ribbons
5. Badges and Tabs
6. Certificates and Letters
What is the highest award given by the Army in time of war?
The Medal of Honor
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?
The President of the United States
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 and Ribbons)
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?
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 the Good Conduct Medal?
Every 3 years
Who are the final approving authorities for the AAM, ARCOM, MSM, LM and DSM?
• AAM = Lieutenant Colonel and above
• ARCOM = Colonel and above
• MSM = Major General and above
• LM = Lieutenant General 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 whom 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 Unit Decorations that can be awarded to a U.S. Army Unit?
1. Presedential Unit Citation
2. Joint Meritorious Unit Award
3. Valorous Unit Award
4. Meritorious Unit Commendation
5. Superior Unit Award
6. Citation in Orders
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 Heart
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 Achievement
What words are inscribed on the reverse side of the ARCOM?
For Military Merit
What is a Fourragere?
A ropelike device worn to signify the award of a foreign decoration
When can a unit award be worn?
When serving with a unit that received an award or if you were assigned to the unit when the award was assigned
Name the four Special Skills Tabs.
2. Special Forces
3. Presidents Hundred
What Army Regulation covers the wear and appearance of the military uniform?
Name three appurtenances
1. Oak leaf clusters
What DA Form is used to recommend /request an award?
DA Form 638
What Army Regulation governs Awards and Decorations?
When was the Medal of Honor established?
Why is the Purple Heart different than all the other decorations?
You cannot be recommended for the Purple Heart; instead you must meet specific criteria