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  Army Commendation Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Army Commendation Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or meritorious service.
Additional awards of the Army Commendation Medal are denoted by oak leaf clusters, and the "V" device has been authorized since June 25, 1963, when the Commendation Medal is awarded for acts of heroism involving conflict with an armed enemy.
The ribbon to the Army Commendation Medal consists of a field of Myrtle Green with five white stripes in the center and white stripes on each edge of the ribbon.
www.foxfall.com /fmd-army-arcom.htm   (316 words)

  
 Presidential Unit Citation & other Unit awards
The current components of the Meritorious Unit Commendation are the emblems awarded to members of the unit and the streamer for display on the unit flag or guidon.
The medal was awarded by the Vietnam Government to military personnel who have accomplished deeds of valor or displayed heroic conduct while fighting the enemy and have been cited individually at the regiment, brigade, division, corps, or armed forces level.
In view of the Australian Army Training Team's achievements, it is seen that the unit has contributed greatly to the common struggle against communism and the protection of freedom in the Republic of Vietnam, while at the same time the unit has upheld the heroic traditions of the Australian Forces.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-medals/puc-muc.htm   (2826 words)

  
  Army Times - Duty, Honor, Country: ‘V’ device first awarded with Bronze Star in 1945   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The intent was for the medal to be a morale booster for ground troops, especially infantrymen who, as then-Army Chief of Staff Gen. George C. Marshall wrote in a letter to the secretary of war, “were suffering the heaviest losses...
As a result, the Army announced in December 1945 that a one-quarter inch high bronze metal letter “V” would be affixed to the ribbon of the Bronze Star Medal when the medal was awarded for valor rather than merit.
The Army also announced that all future citations awarding the Bronze Star Medal should “specifically state whether the award was for [combat] heroism” so that a soldier would know if he could attach the “V” to his ribbon bar.
www.armytimes.com /story.php?f=1-292308-1746568.php   (606 words)

  
 Army Commendation Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Army Commendation Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or meritorious service.
Additional awards of the Army Commendation Medal are denoted by oak leaf clusters, and the "V" device has been authorized since June 25, 1963, when the Commendation Medal is awarded for acts of heroism involving conflict with an armed enemy.
The ribbon to the Army Commendation Medal consists of a field of Myrtle Green with five white stripes in the center and white stripes on each edge of the ribbon.
foxfall.com /fmd-army-arcom.htm   (316 words)

  
 Army Commendation Medal
The Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM) was established by War Department Circular 377, 18 December 1945 (amended in DA General Orders 10, 31 March 1960).
Award may be made to a member of the Armed Forces of a friendly foreign nation who, after 1 June 1962, distinguishes himself or herself by an act of heroism, extraordinary achievement, or meritorious service which has been of mutual benefit to a friendly nation and the United States.
Awards of the Army Commendation Ribbon and of the Commendation Ribbon with Metal Pendant were redesignated by DA General Orders 10, 31 March 1960, as awards of the Army Commendation Medal, without amendment of orders previously issued.
members.tripod.com /rinaldol/medals/arcom.html   (215 words)

  
 U.S. Army Individual Decorations
The Soldier's Medal is awarded to any person of the Armed Forces of the United States or of a friendly foreign nation who, while serving in any capacity with the Army of the United States, distinguished himself or herself by heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy.
The Meritorious Service Medal is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States or to any member of the Armed Forces of a friendly foreign nation who, while serving in a noncombat area after 16 January 1969, has distinguished himself or herself by outstanding meritorious achievement or service.
Award of the Air Medal is primarily intended to recognize those personnel who are on current crewmember or noncrewmember flying status which requires them to participate in aerial flight on a regular and frequent basis in the performance of their primary duties.
www.americal.org /awards/achv-svc.htm   (1909 words)

  
 America's Army - Real Heroes
This award may be presented to any member of the US Army, with the exception of general officers, or to any member of a friendly nation's Armed Forces, for an act of heroism, extra...
This award may be presented to any member of the US Army, with the exception of general officers, or to any member of a friendly nation's Armed Forces, for meritorious service or a...
Department of the Army or the Department of Defense.
www.americasarmy.com /realheroes/index.php?view=ribbons   (751 words)

  
 Army Achivement Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Army Achievement Medal was established on March 2, 1981, by Secretary of the Army
The Army Achievement Medal may be awarded to members of the Armed Forces below the rank of colonel who, while serving in any capacity with the Army in a noncombat area, distinguish themselves by outstanding achievement or meritorious service, but not of a nature that would warrant the award of an Army Commendation Medal.
The shape of the medal was adopted to distinguish it from all other Army decorations, and the Army Seal denotes the authority under which the award is given.
foxfall.com /fmd-army-ach.htm   (238 words)

  
 MID, Queens Scarf, Kings Corporal, Kitchener Sergeants
A writer to the Journal of Army Historical Research, 1935, states that the current tradition of the rank was instituted as a reward for gallantry during the South African War and existed during that campaign only.
The larger is worn with the medal and is affixed to the centre of the ribbon at an angle of sixty degrees from the inside edge of the ribbon, stem to the right of wearer; the smaller is worn, when the wearer is in service dress, transversely across the ribbon (British Army Order 3/1920).
An amendment was issued by British Army Order 162/1944 wherein it stated that when the emblem is worn with the bush shirt or blouse in tropical dress, it may be worn mounted on a cloth strip backed with buckram or on the medal ribbon bar.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-medals/history-mid.htm   (2640 words)

  
 The Army Commendation Medal - Armchair General Forums
In such circumstances, a small pin in the shape of the letter 'V' is worn on both the medal and ribbon, to denote that the medal was awarded for valor.
The Army Commendation Medal is usually awarded to non-commissioned officers or officers at the rank of colonel or below.
Except under combat or other stressful situations, the medal is not usually awarded to commissioned officers beneath the rank of captain, although there is no rule against awarding the medal to a second or first lieutenant, but officers at such rank usually have not had the experience to show meritorious service worthy of the ARCOM.
www.armchairgeneral.com /forums/showthread.php?p=582300   (1117 words)

  
 AWARDS AND DECORATIONS: NYS DMNA Procedures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Meritorious Service Medal is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of a friendly foreign nation who, while serving in a non-combat area after 16 January 1969, has distinguished himself or herself by outstanding meritorious achievement or service.
The Army Commendation Medal is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving in any capacity with the Army after 6 December 1941 distinguishes himself or herself by heroism, meritorious achievement or meritorious service.
To whom awarded: The Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon was established by the Secretary of the Army 11 July 1984.
www.dmna.state.ny.us /dmna/awards/procedure.html   (4585 words)

  
 Awards and decorations of the United States Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first recognized medals of the U.S. Army appeared during the American Civil War and were generally issued by local commanders on an unofficial basis.
The Medal of Honor was the first award to be established in regulations as a permanent Army decoration, complete with benefits.
In addition, several World War II campaign medals were created for various theaters and a World War II Victory Medal was established at the end of the conflict as well as an occupation medal.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Awards_and_decorations_of_the_United_States_Army   (564 words)

  
 Colonel Richard Longo - United States Army, Pacific
Colonel Richard C. Longo assumed the duties of Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, Pacific on June 30, 2006.
USARPAC has more than 12,700 Soldiers and Dept. of Army civilians deployed to 13 nations/locations, participating in 10 service, joint, bi-lateral and multi-lateral exercises and operations throughout the Area of Responsibility (AOR) and world.
Army Chief of Staff GEN Peter J. Schoomaker, in testimony before the congressional Commission on the National Guard and Reserves, Dec. 14, 2006.
www.usarpac.army.mil /bios/cos.asp   (268 words)

  
 Commendation Medal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Commendation Medal is awarded by local commanders, allowing for a broad interpretation of the criteria for which the medal may be awarded.
It was not until 1996 that the "V" device was authorized on the Air Force Commendation Medal.
U.S. Marines have always been issued the Navy Commendation Medal and there is not a separate Commendation Medal intended only for Marines.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Army_Commendation_Medal   (500 words)

  
 Army Commendation Medal
The Army Commendation Medal is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States other than General Officers who, while serving in any capacity with the Army after 6 December 1941, distinguished himself by heroism, meritorious achievement or meritorious service.
Division indicated that the Secretary of the Army and the Secretary of the Air Force had authorized a medal pendant to be established for the Commendation Ribbon and requested that a proposed design be prepared.
The Medal Pendant for Commendation Ribbon was announced in Department of the Army (DA) Circular 91 (AF Letter 35-25) dated 20 July 1949.
www.gruntsmilitary.com /acm.shtml   (533 words)

  
 Army Achievement Medal @ armyawards.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Army Achievement Medal (AAM) was established by the Secretary of the Army on 10 April 1981.
Description: A bronze octagonal medal, 1 1/2 inches in diameter, with one angle at the top centered.
On the obverse is a design consisting of the elements of the Department of the Army (DA) plaque and the date "1775" at the bottom.
armyawards.com /aam.shtml   (114 words)

  
 Army Commendation Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster) | WesPAC
The Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM) is a mid-level United States military award which is presented for sustained acts of heroism or meritorious service.
The Commendation Medal is awarded by local commanders, allowing for a broad interpertation of the criteria for which the medal may be awarded.
The U.S. Army typically authorizes the Commendation Medal for junior officers and enlisted personnel as an end-of-tour award.
securingamerica.com /node/801   (638 words)

  
 ARMY ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Army Achievement Medal will not be awarded to general officers.
As part of the Army Cohesion and Stability Study (ARCOST) of 1980, a recommendation was made to establish the Army Achievement Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, and the NCO Professional Development Ribbon.
On 10 April 1981, the Secretary of the Army approved establishment of the decorations recommended by the ARCOST group.
pirate.shu.edu /~collinjo/armysvc/AAM/AAM.htm   (283 words)

  
 Army Commendation Medal @ armyawards.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM) was established by War Department Circular 377 on 18 December 1945 and amended in DA General Orders 10 on 31 March 1960.
Award may be made to a member of the Armed Forces of a friendly foreign nation who, after 1 June 1962, distinguishes himself or herself by an act of heroism, extraordinary achievement, or meritorious service which has been of mutual benefit to a friendly nation and the United States.
Awards of the Army Commendation Ribbon and of the Commendation Ribbon with Metal Pendant were redesignated by DA General Orders 10, 31 March 1960, as awards of the Army Commendation Medal, without amendment of orders previously issued.
www.armyawards.com /arcom.shtml   (217 words)

  
 Medal of Honor
On 31 January 1968, CWO Ferguson, commander of a resupply helicopter monitoring an emergency call from wounded passengers and crewmen of a downed helicopter under heavy attack within the enemy controlled city of Hue, unhesitatingly volunteered to attempt evacuation.
Despite warnings from all aircraft to stay clear of the area due to heavy antiaircraft fire, CWO Ferguson began a low-level night at maximum airspeed along the Perfume River toward the tiny, isolated South Vietnamese Army compound in which the crash survivors had taken refuge.
In September 1972, Ferguson was appointed Captain in the Arizona Army National Guard.
www.hood.army.mil /1cd_2-227avn/History/medal_of_honor.htm   (769 words)

  
 UNL | Army ROTC - Cadre
Her awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), the Army Commendation Medal (4 awards) and the Army Achievement Medal (5 awards).
Her permanent unit awards are the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Meritorious Unit Commendation and the Army Superior Unit Award.
In the summer of 2001, Major Paisley left the Regular Army and was hired as an S1 (AGR Officer) in the Nebraska Army National Guard at the 126th Chemical Battalion in Omaha, Nebraska.
www.unl.edu /armyrotc/cadre.shtml   (1875 words)

  
 Battalion Command Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
His awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 oak leaf clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (with 3 oak leaf clusters), the Army Achievement medal (with 2 oak leaf clusters) and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.
His military awards and decoration include the Army Commendation Medal (with 1 oak leaf cluster), the Army Achievement medal (with 1 oak leaf cluster), National Service Defense Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Korean Service Medal and the Parachutist Badge.
He joined the Army on 5 August 1985 and went on to Ft. Sill, OK for One Station Unit Training for 13F Fire Support Specialist.
www.wainwright.army.mil /172_SBCT/4_11FA/hq/cmd_grp.htm   (1090 words)

  
 The Army Commendation Medal
Medals awarded for participation in the Persian Gulf War of 1990-1991.
The medal is in mint condition, and has a unique 'crimped-slot' brooch.
This would date the award to the early medal strikes just after the United States began using the crimp brooch method (pre 1950), and where the remaining stock of slot brooches were being used.
www.marksmedals.com /us_medals_files/arcom.html   (515 words)

  
 Installation History
On both assignments in Korea he earned the Army Commendation Medal, giving him two Oak Leaf Clusters, one of which was awarded at Redstone Arsenal in 1962.
CSM Edward L. Polite, a native of Tampa, Florida, enlisted in the Army in June 1945 at age 17, when it was still segregated.
CSM Billy E. Prysock entered the Army in 1954, beginning a long career as a manager, trainer, and leader in the ammunition field.
www.redstone.army.mil /history/install/csm_list.html   (3176 words)

  
 Team Scott Airman earns Army Commendation Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Staff Sgt. Benjamin Bomar, 375th Security Forces Squadron military dog handler, received the Army Commendation Medal for locating insurgent weapons in Iraq with his partner, Mike.
12/21/2006 - 12/21/2006 -- The Army Commendation Medal is awarded to those who distinguish themselves by an act of heroism, extraordinary achievement, or meritorious service which has been of mutual benefit to a friendly nation and the United States.
Upon Sergeant Bomar's return to the states he was awarded the Army Combat Action Badge for his actions and also received both the Army Achievement and Commendation Medals.
public.scott.amc.af.mil /news/story.asp?id=123035951   (440 words)

  
 UCCS Army ROTC Cadre
LTC James DesJardin is a native of San Diego, California and enlisted in the Army in 1987.
Previously, she served as a recruitment officer for Pima Community College, a partnership school to the University of Arizona and as an MSI instructor at Western Kentucky University.
Her awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, and several service medals.
web.uccs.edu /armyrotc/Cadre.asp   (2099 words)

  
 UNL Army ROTC - Cadre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Upon his ETS from the active Army, he joined the Army ROTC program at the University of California-Davis; he was commissioned as an Infantry 2 nd Lieutenant in June of 1980.
In the summer of 2001, Major Paisley left the Regular Army and was hired as an S1 (AGR Officer) in the Nebraska Army National Guard at the 126 th Chemical Battalion in Omaha, Nebraska.
Enlisting at the age of 23 in the Iowa Army National Guard, Major Lindsay attended Infantry One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia and was assigned as a Machinegunner in Company C, 2 nd Battalion 133 rd Infantry.
www.unl.edu /armyrotc/cadre.htm   (2066 words)

  
 COARNG Senior Leadership, Commander, Chief Warrant Officer, State Cmd Sgt. Maj.
Thomas Mills is the Commander of the Colorado Army National Guard and it is his leadership and vision which the organization follows.
BG Mills enlisted in the US Army in 1966 advancing to the rank of Sergeant First Class and qualifying in several specialties including heavy equipment operator and Special Forces Weapons Sergeant prior to his commissioning.
As Command Chief Warrant Officer, she serves the Adjutant General and Ground Commander of Colorado Army National Guard for all warrant officer issues regarding strength, accession and attrition management, career management and professional development programs.
www.coloradoguard.army.mil /webpages/executive_leadership.htm   (784 words)

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