What Army Awards are authorized?
You can quickly determine which medals you earned simply by examining your military discharge form (DD-214, WD 53-55, NAVPERS, etc). Listed on the form are all the medals your final military unit deemed, at the time of your discharge, you were authorized to possess.
What are the levels of military awards?
Awards And Decorations
- The Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor is the highest military honor presented for valor.
- The Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross and the Air Force Cross. Service Crosses are the second-highest military medal awarded for valor.
- Distinguished Flying Cross.
- The Bronze Star.
- The Purple Heart.
Can you retire while flagged?
A Soldier should not receive a badge or campaign/expeditionary/service medal or ribbon during a flagged period or if the entire period of service is not considered honorable. However, awards governed by law, as opposed to Army regulation, cannot be denied a Soldier who has served honorably.
Can a civilian recommend a Soldier for an award?
The Army does not condone self-recognition; therefore, a Soldier may not recommend himself/herself for award of a decoration.
What branch has the most Medal of honors?
The US Army has awarded 2,451 medals, the most of any branch of the military. Over half of the total amount of Army Medal of Honor recipients were awarded during the Civil War, with 1,522 recipients.
Where to find awards Army?
Go to the National Personnel Records Center web site or write the National Personnel Records Center directly to get information on Coast Guard awards. National Personnel Records Center Military Personnel Records 9700 Page Avenue St. Louis, MO 63132-5100.
How to check Army awards?
Go to eVetRecs at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs and review the information provided. See the link to this site in the References section.
What is the highest award in the military?
The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States, granted to a member of the armed forces who risks life while engaged in conflict with an opposing force.
How do I view my Army awards?
Go to the Army Human Resources Command Awards and Decorations website and use the “ Awards and Decorations ” link for the information you want on Army awards. To have full access to the awards data base, you’ll need to register with the Army Knowledge Online (AKO) system. Army Reserve and National Guard awards can be checked here as well.