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What is the hightest peacetime award for valor?
The soldiers medal
During peacetime, who is the approving authority for the soldiers medal?
HQDA
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?
Decorations
good conduct medal
service medals
service ribbons
badges and tabs
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?
13
Who is the approving authority for the Medal of Honor?
THe US congress
Who awards the medal of honor?
THe president of the US
What word is inscribed on the suspension bar of the medal of honor?
Valor
Whose profile is on the Medal of Honor?
Minverva, the roman goddess of wisdom and righteous war
What is the order of perecedence for the wearing of individual awards?
US military decoratoins
US non miltary decorations
POW medal
Good conduct medal
US army reserve components achievement medal
US service medal and service ribbons
US merchant marine decorations
Foreign decorations
non US service medals and ribbons
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 authorised for wear on what decorations?
Distinguished flying cross
bronze star medal
air medal
ARCOM
JCOM
How many different weapons are authorized component bars?
19
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= US ARmy chief of staff
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 US Army?
The purple heart
In order of precedence, what are the Unit Decorations that can be awarded to a US army unit?
Presidential Unit Citation
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Valorous Unit Award
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Superior Unit Award
Citation in orders
What was the Purple Heart initally awarded for?
It was awarded for valor in the Revolutionary War
What is DA form 4950?
Good Conduct Medal Certificate
What decoration has George Washingtons picture on it?
The purple heart
What is DA form 87?
Certificate of Training
What words are inscribed on the back of the AAM?
For Military Achievement
What words are inscribed on the back 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 three Special Skills tabs
Ranger
Special Forces
Presidents Hundred
What army regulation covers the wear and apperance of the military uniform?
AR 670-1
Name three appurtenances
Oak leaf Clusters
V-devices
Numbers
What DA form is used to recommend/ request an award?
DA form 638
What ARmy Regulation governs Awards and decorations?
AR 600-8-22
When was the Medal of Honor established
1862
Why is the Purple Heart different from all other decorations?
You cannot be recommended for the Purple Heart; you must meet specific criteria