Military Awards - Army Rank-Up - Study App for Army Promotion Board

What Army Regulation covers Military Awards?
AR 600-8-22
What is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces who has been wounded, killed, or who has died of wounds received?
The Purple Heart Purple Heart Originally established by General George Washington at Newburgh, NY, on 7 August 1782, during the Revolutionary War.
What is the highest Wartime Award given by the Army?
Medal of Honor Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor is only awarded by who?
President of the United States
Can soldiers who are flagged for overweight or Army Physical Fitness Test failure be recommended for and presented with an award?
Yes, they may be recommended for and presented an award based on valor and heroism.
What form is used for recommending or requesting awards?
DA Form 638
What are the Basic Marksmanship Qualification Badges?
Expert, Marksman, Sharpshooter
How many decorations will be awarded to an individual or unit for the same act, achievement, or period of meritorious service?
Only one decoration
When is an individual or unit awards and decorations not considered a duplication of awards?
When the awards or decorations is received from a foreign nation or government
It is a rope-like device worn on the arm to indicate receipt of a foreign decoration?
Fourragere
What awards are rare and intended to recognize a single specific act or accomplishment, separate and distinct from regularly assigned duties, such as a special project?
Impact awards
What is awarded for each subsequent act or period of meritorious service or achievement that justifies the award of a decoration?
An oak leaf cluster or numeral device
What is the maximum oak leaf cluster authorized to wear on a single ribbon?
Four
What award is an honor or recognition given to an individual after their death for their accomplishments, bravery, or service during their lifetime?
A posthumous award
What medals recognize participation in large-scale and/or long-duration combat operations associated with the highest level of personal risk and hardship?
Campaign medals
What medals recognize deployed participation in small-scale and/or short-duration combat operations or military operations where there is an imminent threat of hostilities?
Expeditionary medals
What medals recognize deployment or assignment to a designated area of eligibility (AOE) to participate in, or directly support, a designated military operation where there is no foreign armed opposition or imminent threat of hostile action?
Deployed Service medals
What medals recognize individual merit, direct participation in a DOD approved military activity, undertaking, event or operation, or service during a specified period?
Individual Service medals
What medal is issued only to those U.S. military personnel who were taken prisoner and held captive?
Prisoner of War (POW) Medal Prisoner of War (POW) Medal
What is awarded to a person who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, distinguished himself or herself by extraordinary heroism not justifying the award of a MOH?
Distinguished Service Cross Distinguished Service Cross
What is awarded for exceptionally meritorious service to the government in a duty of great responsibility?
Distinguished Service Medal Distinguished Service Medal
What award is given to a person, who displays gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States or while supporting friendly foreign forces engaged in armed conflict?
Silver Star Silver Star
What is awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements?
Legion of Merit Legion of Merit
What is awarded to any person who, distinguished himself or herself by valor, heroism, or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight?
Distinguished Flying Cross Distinguished Flying Cross
What is the highest Peacetime Award for valor and heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy?
Soldier's Medal Soldier's Medal
What is awarded for ones heroic service, not involving participation in aerial flight, in connection with military operations against an armed enemy?
Bronze Star Medal Bronze Star Medal
What is awarded for outstanding meritorious achievement or service?
Meritorious Service Medal Meritorious Service Medal
What is awarded for heroism, meritorious achievement or meritorious service?
Army Commendation Medal Army Commendation Medal
What is awarded for meritorious service or achievement of a lesser degree than required for award of the ARCOM?
Army Achievement Medal Army Achievement Medal
Who approves the Army Achievement Medeal award?
Battalion Commander
What is awarded for exemplary behavior, efficiency, and fidelity in active Federal military service.
Army Good Conduct Medal Army Good Conduct Medal
Who approves the Army Good Conduct Medal award?
Unit Commander
Any one of the following periods of continuous enlisted active Federal military service qualifies for award of the AGCM or of an AGCM Clasp:
  1. Each 3 years completed
  2. For those individuals who died before completing 1 year of active Federal military service or if the death occurred in the line of duty.
What is awarded to Soldiers of the U.S. Army for successful completion of overseas tours?
Overseas Service Ribbon Overseas Service Ribbon
What is awarded to Soldiers of the U.S. Army for successful completion of initial entry training?
Army Service Ribbon Army Service Ribbon
What is awarded to Regular Army, ARNG, and USAR Soldiers for successful completion of designated NCO professional development courses?
Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon
What numerals 3/16 inch in height are issued instead of a medal or ribbon for second and succeeding awards of the AM, MFO Medal, OSR, the NCOPDR, AFRM, and the ARCOTR?
Numerals
What is worn to denote participation in acts of heroism involving conflict with an armed enemy?
"V" device ARCOM medal with V Device An ARCOM medal with "V" device
What is placed on multi-purpose decorations to denote the award recognizes meritorious service or achievement under combat conditions?
"C" device ARCOM ribbon with C Device An ARCOM ribbon with "C" device
What is placed on multi-purpose decorations for the direct hands-on employment of a weapon system or other warfighting activities that had a direct and immediate impact on a combat operation or other military operation?
"R" device
What is authorized for wear on the AFRM by members of the RCs who are called to or who volunteer and serve on active duty in support of specific U.S. military operations or contingencies designated by the SECDEF?
"M" device
All clasps are worn only on the suspension ribbon of the medal except what clasp?
Army Good Conduct Medal clasp AGCM Clasp
What denotes participation in a combat parachute jump, helicopter assault landing, combat glider landing, or amphibious assault landing, while assigned or attached as a member of an organized force carrying out an assigned tactical mission?
The arrowhead
What buttons are miniature replicas of military decorations; service medals and ribbons; and identification badges?
Lapel buttons (worn only on civilian clothing)
What provides an appropriate identification for widows, widowers, parents, and next of kin of Servicemembers of the Armed Forces of the U.S. who lost their lives?
Gold star lapel button Gold star lapel button
What is the light blue flag with gold fringe bearing thirteen white stars in a configuration as on the MOH ribbon called?
Medal of Honor flag Medal of Honor flag The flag commemorates the sacrifice and blood shed for our freedoms and gives emphasis to the MOH being the highest award for valor by an individual serving in the Armed Forces of the United States.

Terms List

1: What Army Regulation covers Military Awards?
2: What is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces who has been wounded, killed, or who has died of wounds received?
3: What is the highest Wartime Award given by the Army?
4: The Medal of Honor is only awarded by who?
5: Can soldiers who are flagged for overweight or Army Physical Fitness Test failure be recommended for and presented with an award?
6: What form is used for recommending or requesting awards?
7: What are the Basic Marksmanship Qualification Badges?
8: How many decorations will be awarded to an individual or unit for the same act, achievement, or period of meritorious service?
9: When is an individual or unit awards and decorations not considered a duplication of awards?
10: It is a rope-like device worn on the arm to indicate receipt of a foreign decoration?
11: What awards are rare and intended to recognize a single specific act or accomplishment, separate and distinct from regularly assigned duties, such as a special project?
12: What is awarded for each subsequent act or period of meritorious service or achievement that justifies the award of a decoration?
13: What is the maximum oak leaf cluster authorized to wear on a single ribbon?
14: What award is an honor or recognition given to an individual after their death for their accomplishments, bravery, or service during their lifetime?
15: What medals recognize participation in large-scale and/or long-duration combat operations associated with the highest level of personal risk and hardship?
16: What medals recognize deployed participation in small-scale and/or short-duration combat operations or military operations where there is an imminent threat of hostilities?
17: What medals recognize deployment or assignment to a designated area of eligibility (AOE) to participate in, or directly support, a designated military operation where there is no foreign armed opposition or imminent threat of hostile action?
18: What medals recognize individual merit, direct participation in a DOD approved military activity, undertaking, event or operation, or service during a specified period?
19: What medal is issued only to those U.S. military personnel who were taken prisoner and held captive?
20: What is awarded to a person who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, distinguished himself or herself by extraordinary heroism not justifying the award of a MOH?
21: What is awarded for exceptionally meritorious service to the government in a duty of great responsibility?
22: What award is given to a person, who displays gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States or while supporting friendly foreign forces engaged in armed conflict?
23: What is awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements?
24: What is awarded to any person who, distinguished himself or herself by valor, heroism, or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight?
25: What is the highest Peacetime Award for valor and heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy?
26: What is awarded for ones heroic service, not involving participation in aerial flight, in connection with military operations against an armed enemy?
27: What is awarded for outstanding meritorious achievement or service?
28: What is awarded for heroism, meritorious achievement or meritorious service?
29: What is awarded for meritorious service or achievement of a lesser degree than required for award of the ARCOM?
30: Who approves the Army Achievement Medeal award?
31: What is awarded for exemplary behavior, efficiency, and fidelity in active Federal military service.
32: Who approves the Army Good Conduct Medal award?
33: Any one of the following periods of continuous enlisted active Federal military service qualifies for award of the AGCM or of an AGCM Clasp:
34: What is awarded to Soldiers of the U.S. Army for successful completion of overseas tours?
35: What is awarded to Soldiers of the U.S. Army for successful completion of initial entry training?
36: What is awarded to Regular Army, ARNG, and USAR Soldiers for successful completion of designated NCO professional development courses?
37: What numerals 3/16 inch in height are issued instead of a medal or ribbon for second and succeeding awards of the AM, MFO Medal, OSR, the NCOPDR, AFRM, and the ARCOTR?
38: What is worn to denote participation in acts of heroism involving conflict with an armed enemy?
39: What is placed on multi-purpose decorations to denote the award recognizes meritorious service or achievement under combat conditions?
40: What is placed on multi-purpose decorations for the direct hands-on employment of a weapon system or other warfighting activities that had a direct and immediate impact on a combat operation or other military operation?
41: What is authorized for wear on the AFRM by members of the RCs who are called to or who volunteer and serve on active duty in support of specific U.S. military operations or contingencies designated by the SECDEF?
42: All clasps are worn only on the suspension ribbon of the medal except what clasp?
43: What denotes participation in a combat parachute jump, helicopter assault landing, combat glider landing, or amphibious assault landing, while assigned or attached as a member of an organized force carrying out an assigned tactical mission?
44: What buttons are miniature replicas of military decorations; service medals and ribbons; and identification badges?
45: What provides an appropriate identification for widows, widowers, parents, and next of kin of Servicemembers of the Armed Forces of the U.S. who lost their lives?
46: What is the light blue flag with gold fringe bearing thirteen white stars in a configuration as on the MOH ribbon called?