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Army Awards Program. CPT Cheney. Terminal Learning Objective. Evaluation. 15 multiple choice questions on the Actions exam (50 questions total) Exam date: 7 Mar 03 Close note exam Must score 70% on exam to pass. References. AR 600-8-22 Military Awards (25 Feb 95)

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evaluation
Evaluation
  • 15 multiple choice questions on the Actions exam (50 questions total)
  • Exam date: 7 Mar 03
  • Close note exam
  • Must score 70% on exam to pass
references
References
  • AR 600-8-22 Military Awards (25 Feb 95)
  • Manual of Military Awards & Decorations
    • DOD 1348.33-M (Sep 96)
  • MILPER Messages
  • Awards Branch, DA PERSCOM
outline
Outline
  • Goals & Objectives of Awards Program
  • Award Policies
  • Order of Precedence
  • Individual Awards
  • Award Submission
  • Summary
  • Conclusion
goals
Goals
  • Foster mission accomplishment by recognizing excellence
  • Motivate personnel to high levels of performance and service

Reference: Para 1-1

objectives
Objectives
  • Provide tangible recognition for:
    • Acts of valor
    • Exceptional service or achievement
    • Special skills or qualifications
    • Acts of heroism outside of combat
  • Ensure command responsibility in soldier recognition

Reference: Para 1-12

award policies
Award Policies
  • Time limitation
  • Character of service
  • Duplicate awards
  • Interim awards
  • Posthumous awards
  • Supporting orders
  • Revocation
award policies 1 of 4
Award Policies (1 of 4)
  • Time Limitations
    • 2 year limit on submission of awards
    • 3 year limit on receipt of awards
    • Exceptions:
      • Purple Heart (PH)
      • Retroactive awards
  • Character of Service
    • Awards must be received for periods of honorable service
    • Waivers possible for a flag for overweight

Reference: Para 1-14 & 1-16

award policies 2 of 4
Award Policies (2 of 4)
  • Duplicate Awards
    • Only one decoration awarded for same act or achievement
    • Can receive recognition for a heroic act and for a period of service
  • Interim Awards
    • Receive a lower award pending approval of a higher one
    • Initial award revoked once final one approved

Reference: Para 1-18 & 1-19

award policies 3 of 4
Award Policies (3 of 4)
  • Posthumous Awards
    • Awarded to PNOK
      • Surviving spouse
      • Eldest child
      • Parents (Father or Mother)
      • Eldest sibling
      • Eldest grandchild
  • Supporting Orders
    • Decorations & GCM: permanent orders
    • Service medals & ribbons: no permanent orders
    • Badges: permanent orders
      • Exceptions: basic marksmanship badges, APFT badges

Reference: Para 1-22 & 1-25

award policies 4 of 4
Award Policies (4 of 4)
  • Revoking Awards:
    • Announced via permanent orders
    • Awards revoked by awarding authority
  • Revoking Badges/Tabs:
    • Announced via permanent orders
    • Exceptions:
      • Parachutist Badge – jump refusal
      • Aviator Badge
      • Special Forces Tab

Reference: Para 1-27, 1-29 & 1-30

order of precedence
Order of Precedence
  • Decorations
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • Service Medals
  • Service Ribbons

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Reference: Para 1-40 & 1-41

individual awards
Individual Awards
  • Decorations
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • Service Medals
  • Service Ribbons
  • Badges & Tabs
  • Certificates & Letters
  • Foreign Awards (Ch 9)

Reference: Para 1-13

decorations
Decorations
  • Recognition for:
    • Heroism
    • Meritorious Achievement
    • Meritorious Service
  • Based upon performance, not grade
  • Not to be used as prizes
  • MSM & AAM peacetime decorations only
  • ARCOM & AAM not awarded to GOs

Reference: Ch 3, Table 3-1

army good conduct medal
Army Good Conduct Medal
  • Awarded to:
    • Active duty enlisted soldiers
    • AGR soldiers on AD for non-training purposes
  • Awarded by unit commander
  • Awarded for:
    • Every 3 years of active service
    • Between 1 & 3 years of service for 1st award
  • Disqualification:
    • Released from enlisted status
    • Conviction by courts-martial
  • Certificate policy

Reference: Ch 4

service medals ribbons
Service Medals & Ribbons
  • Denote honorable service:
    • Within specific limited dates
    • Within specified geographical areas
  • Normally awarded for active service only
  • No orders published for service medals
  • Re-issuing of NDSM

Reference: Ch 5

appurtenances 1 of 2
Appurtenances (1 of 2)
  • Worn to denote:
    • Additional awards
    • Participation in a specific act
    • Other distinguished characteristics
  • Oak Leaf Clusters
    • 1 silver OLC = 5 bronze OLC
    • Worn on decorations & unit awards
  • Numerals
    • Overseas Service Ribbon
    • NCO Professional Development Ribbbon

Reference: Para 6-1 to 6-5

appurtenances 2 of 2
Appurtenances (2 of 2)
  • V devices
    • Denotes heroism when engaged with an armed enemy
    • Worn on BSM, Air Medal, ARCOM & JSCM
  • Clasps
    • Worn on Good Conduct Medal
  • Service Stars
    • 5 bronze stars = 1 silver star
    • Worn on campaign & service ribbons to denote additional awards
    • Bronze stars worn on parachutist badge for combat jumps

Reference: Para 6-6 & 6-7

badges tabs
Badges & Tabs
  • Provides public recognition for skills earned
    • Combat & special skill badges
    • Marksmanship badges
    • Identification badges
    • Tabs
      • Ranger
      • Special Forces
      • President’s 100

Reference: Ch 8

certificates letters
Certificates & Letters
  • Certificate presented with each award of a military decoration
  • Certificates of Achievement
    • Cites acts & achievements that do not merit a decoration
    • Issued by local commanders
  • Letter of commendation

Reference: Ch 10

foreign awards
Foreign Awards
  • Kuwait Liberation Medal
  • Foreign badges
    • Must be qualification & skill badges
    • Must be awarded for military activities only
    • Individual must meet host country criteria
  • Foreign airborne training

Reference: Ch 9

awards submission
Awards Submission
  • Approval authorities
    • Peacetime
    • Wartime
  • DA Form 638
    • Used to process award recommendations
    • Becomes permanent order upon approval
    • Typed or handwritten in black ink
    • Filed in OMPF/MPRJ

Reference: Table 3-1

approval authorities

HQDA

MACOM

CORPS

DIV

BDE

BN

CO

Approval Authorities
  • Determine lowest level approval authority
  • Based on normal chain of command

CSA

GEN

LTG

MG

COL

LTC

CPT

Reference: Table 3-2 & 3-3

lowest approval authority
Lowest Approval Authority

Q: COL recommended for LOM for PCS

A: General (MACOM CDR)

Q: SGM recommended for LOM for retirement

  • A: Lieutenant General

Q: SPC recommended for AAM for achievement

  • A: LTC (Battalion CDR)

Q: 1LT recommended for SM for heroism

A: DA PERSCOM

Q: CPT recommended for ARCOM for service

  • A: COL (Brigade CDR)

Q: CW3 recommended for MSM for retirement

  • A: Major General (Division or Installation CDR)
lowest approval authority26
Lowest Approval Authority
  • Q: COL recommended for LOM for PCS
    • A:
  • Q: SGM recommended for LOM for retirement
    • A:
  • Q: SPC recommended for AAM for achievement
    • A:
  • Q: 1LT recommended for SM for heroism
    • A:
  • Q: CPT recommended for ARCOM for service
    • A:
  • Q: CW3 recommended for MSM for retirement
    • A:
da form 638 part i soldier data
DA Form 638 – Part I (Soldier Data)

RECOMMENDATION FOR AWARD

Cdr

Co C, 1-5 IN Bn

APO AP 96224

Cdr

1st Bde, 2ID

APO AP 96224

3. DATE

2. FROM

1. TO

11 Sep 96

PART I - SOLDIER DATA

5. RANK

4. NAME

6. SSN

WINSTON, RANDALL C. SSG 987-65-4321

7. ORGANIZATION

8. PREVIOUS AWARDS

Co C, 1-5 IN Bn

APO AP 96224

ARCOM, AAM

11. PERIOD OF AWARD

9. BRANCH OF SERVICE

10. REC AWD

a. FROM

b. TO

ARCOM-1OLC

21 AUG 96 6 SEP 96

12. REASON FOR AWARD

X

13. POSTHUMOUS

12b. INTERIM

YES

NO

12a. INDICATE ACH, SVC, PCS, ETS, OR RET

IF YES, STATE AWARD GIVEN:

X

ACH

YES

NO

da form 638 part ii recommender data

PART II - RECOMMENDER DATA

14. NAME

15. ADDRESS

JONES, HARRY C.

Co C, 1-5 IN Bn

APO AP 96224

17. RANK

16. TITLE/POSITION

PLATOON LEADER 1LT

19. SIGNATURE

18. RELATIONSHIP TO AWARDEE

Harry C Jones

PLATOON LEADER

DA Form 638 – Part IIRecommender Data
da form 638 part iii justification

PART III - JUSTIFICATION AND CITATION DATA

20. ACHIEVEMENTS

ACHIEVEMENT #1

Trained M1A1 Tank Crew to qualify as top Tank Crew in the battalion during

Tank Gunnery Table VIII

ACHIEVEMENT #2

Recognized by Division Controllers as top Tank Crew in battalion during

WARSTEED 96 Division FTX

ACHIEVEMENT #3

Maintained a 100% Operation Readiness status for his tank during WARSTEED 96

ACHIEVEMENT #4

21. PROPOSED CITATION

For meritorious achievement during the 2d Infantry Division WARSTEED 96 Field

Training Exercise. SSG Winston’s commitment to excellence and dedication to

duty resulted in receiving laudatory comments from division controllers and

qualifying as the top M1A1 Tank Crew during Tank Table VIII. SSG Winston’s

professionalism reflect great credit upon him, his unit, and the United States Army.

DA Form 638 – Part III (Justification)
da form 638 part iv approval
DA Form 638 – Part IV (Approval)

PART IV - RECOMMENDATIONS/APPROVAL/DISAPPROVAL

22a. SIGNATURE

22b. DATE

22. I certify eligible . . . .

John F Towers

14 SEP 96

Cdr, 1-5 IN Bn Cdr, Co C, 1-5 IN

APO AP 96224 APO AP 96224 15 SEP 96

c. DATE

b. FROM

23. INTERMEDIATE AUTHORITY

a. TO

X

d. RECOMMEND

APPROVAL

DISAPPROVAL

UPGRADE TO

DOWNGRADE TO

e. NAME

f. RANK

QUINTON, CHRIS P. CPT

h. SIGNATURE

g. TITLE/POSITION

COMMANDER

Chris P Quinton

i. COMMENTS

Super NCO! Well deserving of this award.

da form 638 part iv
DA Form 638 – Part IV

ORDERS CDR

ISSUING AUTH 1st Bde, 2ID 21 SEP 96

b. FROM

c. DATE

a. TO

26. APPROVAL AUTHORITY

X

APPROVED

DISAPPROVED

RECOMMEND

UPGRADE TO

d.

DOWNGRADE

e. NAME

f. RANK

WALLACE, WILLIAM S. COL

h. SIGNATURE

g. TITLE/POSITION

BRIGADE COMMANDER

William S Wallace

i. COMMENTS

da form 638 part v orders
DA Form 638 – Part V (Orders)

PART V - ORDERS DATA

27a. ORDERS ISSUING HQ

31. DISTRIBUTION

27b. PERM ORDER NO.

HQ, 1st Brigade, 2d Inf Div

APO AP 96224

SOLDIER (1)

OMPF (1)

FILES (1)

267-03

28b. RANK

28a. NAME ORDERS APP AUTH

KURT F. DEAN MAJ

28c. TITLE/POSITION

29. APPROVED AWARD

BRIGADE ADJUTANT ARCOM-1OLC

28d. SIGNATURE

30. DATE

Kurt F Dean

24 SEP 96

other recognition
Other Recognition
  • Coins
  • Monthly/Quarterly Awards
  • Passes
summary
Summary
  • Relate award to a specific achievement
  • Base awards on quality of performance & benefit to organization
  • Awards should be fair and not routine
  • Awards should be presented to soldiers
conclusion
Conclusion

A chest full of medals is a soldier’s resume in 3-D and Technicolor.

Owen Edwards