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  Navy Good Conduct Medal
The 1948 Navy Awards Manual states that award of the Navy Good Conduct Medals technically began in 1865 when all enlisted men receiving honorable discharges were authorized to wear a fouled anchor on the left sleeve to be called "the honorable discharge badge." A star was to be added for each additional honorable discharge.
This style medal was issued in very limited quantities between 1880 and 1884, probably to fewer than 500 sailors as the Bureau continued to issue the "Nickel Cross" during this period to deplete existing stocks.
The meaning of good conduct was defined for captains by requiring the grading of sailors in specific categories such as seamanship and gunnery.
www.history.navy.mil /medals/gcm.htm   (1399 words)

 Army Good Conduct Medal
The Army Good Conduct Medal is awarded on a selective basis to enlisted members of the Army who distinguish themselves by exemplary behavior, efficiency and fidelity during a specified period of continuous enlisted active service (normally three years in peacetime).
The Army Good Conduct Medal is worn after the Prisoner of War Medal and before the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal.
Early issues of the Army Good Conduct Medal were serially numbered on the rim, but the numbering of medals was discontinued early in World War II and has not been resumed.
www.foxfall.com /gcrm-army.htm   (456 words)

 Army Good Conduct Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
On the reverse is a five-pointed star and a scroll between the words "FOR GOOD" and "CONDUCT", surrounded by a wreath formed by a laurel branch on the left and an oak branch on the right.
For Active Guard Reserve personnel, the Good Conduct Medal qualification period may commence at a time during the three years immediately preceding the 1 September 1982 effective date, provided no portion of service for the Good Conduct Medal is included in a period of service for which the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal was awarded.
The Good Conduct Medal was established by Executive Order 8809, dated 28 June 1941, and authorized the award for soldiers completing three years active service after that date.
www.gruntsmilitary.com /gcm.shtml   (456 words)

 Air Force Good Conduct Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
It is awarded to Air Force enlisted personnel for exemplary conduct during a three-year period of active military service, (or for a one-year period of service during a time of war).
Persons awarded this medal must have had character and efficiency ratings of excellent or higher throughout the qualifying period, including time spent in attendance at service schools, and there must have been no convictions of court martial during this period.
The medal is the same as the Army Good Conduct Medal and was designed by Joseph Kiselewski.
www.gruntsmilitary.com /afgood.shtml   (288 words)

 Army Good Conduct Medal
The Army Good Conduct Medal (AGCM) was established by Executive Order 8809, 28 June 1941 and was ammended by Executive Order 9323, 1943 and by Executive Order 10444, 10 April 1953.
Unit commanders are authorized to award the AGCM to enlisted personnel serving under their command jurisdiction who meet the established criteria.
The immediate unit commander's decision to award the AGCM will be based on his or her personal knowledge and of the individual's official records for periods of service under previous commanders during the period for which the award is to be made.
www.americal.org /awards/agcm.htm   (1591 words)

 GoArmy.com > Army Chaplain Corps > News Article
Arlington, VA — General John Keane, acting Chief of Staff of the Army, hosted ceremonies promoting Brigadier General and Army Chaplain David Hicks to Major General and appointing him as the next Chief of Chaplains for the Army.
The Chief of Army Chaplains is the principal advisor to the Army Chief of Staff on all Army chaplain matters.
He previously served in the Army as an enlistee from 1958-1967 when he discharged as an Infantry Staff Sergeant and returned to civilian schooling.
www.goarmy.com /chaplain/news_detail.jsp?article=story02   (487 words)

 Hand Engraved Army Good Conduct Medal Question? - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
I know the U.S. Army Good Conduct Medal is a rather boring subject and I've had many, many WWII Army GCM's through my hands over the years.
From what I've encountered and owned, all were unengraved or machine stamped medals, so can any of the WWII U.S. medal collector's tell me when the Army quit the practice of officially engraving the Good Conduct Medal during the war?
Dad was one of the countless victims of the Great Depression and was extremely tight with his money his entire life, so I'm certain he wouldn't have spent a dime to have it done privately.
www.wehrmacht-awards.com /forums/showthread.php?p=692936&mode=threaded   (315 words)

  Clan Coulthart Newsletter April 2000
Glenn enlisted in the army in 1951 at age 21 and served in Korea until 1953 when he was discharged.
During the Vietnam Era, Raymond served in the army and was stationed in Germany.
The mission of his unit was to support the Belgian Army, a NATO Ally, in stopping an invasion of Western Europe by the forces of the Warsaw Pact should conventional weapons fail.
www.coulthart.com /clan0400.html   (5443 words)

A hero is a person of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.
The America's Army Real Heroes program puts a face on some of the exceptional Soldiers who are at the forefront in the defense of freedom.
The presence of logos, URLs or other information identifying private companies or other non-federal entities does not constitute an endorsement by the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense.
www.americasarmy.com /realheroes/index.php?view=ribbons   (106 words)

 Navy Enlisted Ranks
Authority to wear gold rating badges and service stripes on the dress blue and working coverall uniform is granted when a sailor completes and maintains twelve consecutive years of honorable service without any official record of bad conduct, due to punitive action via non-judicial punishment or courts martial.
The gold rating badges and service stripes are separate from the Good Conduct Medal, which is awarded for three years of honorable service.
In addition, Coast Guard CPOs, regardless of number of years in the Coast Guard, wear gold-colored sleeve insignia, whereas Navy CPOs are entitled to the gold-colored insignia upon completing 12 years of Good Conduct.
www.militaryranks.us /navy-enlisted-ranks.htm   (913 words)

 News | Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY) | Official Website
He was awarded a World War II Victory Medal, an America Campaign Medal, an Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 2 bronze stars, an Honorable Service Lapel Pin.
Ernest Chombok was drafted in the United States Army in 1950.
He was also selected by the Secretary of the Army to be a Civilian Aide, serving as a key communicator and advocate for Army issues.
www.house.gov /israel/news/032604-seanastin.htm   (441 words)

 Congressman Fred Upton
I hope that this site will help provide you with some good resources to help you utilize the programs of the federal government, learn more about current issues, and connect with me as your representative.
Prior to spending time in Iraq, U.S. Army Private First Class Laninga was stationed in Korea.
Upton presented Laninga with the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, Iraq Campaign Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and U.S. Army Good Conduct Medal.
www.house.gov /upton   (386 words)

 ☞ military - u.s. military medal entitlement Online Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
There is no right or entitlement to the medal until the immediate commander has...
the decoration and the medal became authorized for distribution...
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www.military-101.info /military-medal/u.s.-military-medal-entitlement.html   (625 words)

 Army Medals\Ribbons
Here you will find just about any available Army Medal or Army Ribbon.
We keep our stock up-to-date including the new Global War on Terrorism Medals and we take pride in the organization strategy used here.
Instituted 1941 to members of the Army for exemplary conduct, efficiency and fidelity during three years of active enlisted service in the United States Army (1 year during wartime).
www.flyingtigerssurplus.com /c3-12-p-185-id-12-itemid-18.html   (149 words)

 Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal was authorized on 18 May 1921.
Criteria for receipt are outstanding proficiency, leadership, and conduct during 3 continuous years of active enlisted Coast Guard Service.
This is awarded on a selective basis to enlisted personnel of the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserve for periods of three year's above-average continuous service.
www.gruntsmilitary.com /cggcm.shtml   (116 words)

 Rackbuilder @ armyawards.com
Service medals and ribbons awarded by the other US services may be worn on the Army uniform, except the Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon and Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard marksmanship ribbons.
Soldiers who are awarded a United Nations Medal may wear the first UN medal with unique suspension and service ribbon for which they qualify.
Only the Army Presidential Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, and Superior Unit Award are authorized for temporary wear.
www.armyawards.com /awards.shtml   (402 words)

 US Military Medals - Army Good Conduct Medal
US Military Medals - Army Good Conduct Medal
The Good Conduct Medal Clasp is worn with both the medal and the ribbon to denote subsequent awards.
The color of the clasp and the number of loops indicate the number of awards of the Good Conduct Medal:
www.homeofheroes.com /medals/pages_wh/20a_gcm.html   (345 words)

 Air Force Medals and Ribbons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
All ribbon graphics displayed here have been scanned by Grunt.
Army and Air Force World War II Occupation Medal
Most of the graphics displayed have been scanned by the author of this web site.
www.gruntsmilitary.com /afribs.php   (42 words)

 A_Acronym   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
army area signal center; army automation steering committee
Army intelligence; artificial intelligence; assignment instructions; assistant instructor See, also, JP 1-02
Army installations planning committee; automated information processing center
www.afms1.belvoir.army.mil /dictionary/a_acronym.htm   (1510 words)

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