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1

Question:
What is the purpose of the D.A. Military Awards Program?

The objective of the DA Military Awards Program is to provide tangible recognition for acts of valor, exceptional service or achievement, special skills or qualifications, and acts of heroism not involving actual combat.

2

Question:
What is the highest peacetime award for valor?

The Soldiers Medal

3

Question:
During peacetime, who is the approving authority for the Soldier's Medal?

HQ Perscom

4

Question:
What is an Award?

A decoration, medal, badge, ribbon, or appurtenance bestowed on an individual or a unit.

5

Question:
What is a decoration?

An award to an individual for a specific act of gallantry or service.

6

Question:
What is DA Form 7013?

Certificate of Appreciation

7

Question:
What are the six groups that individual awards can be categorized into?

1.Decorations
2.Good Conduct Medal
3.Service Medals
4.Service Ribbons
5.Badges and Tabs
6.Certificates and Letters

8

Question:
What is the highest award given by the Army in time of war?

The Medal of Honor

9

Question:
What is engraved on the reverse side of the Medal of Honor?

The grade, name, and organization of the awardee are engraved on the reverse of the Medal of Honor.

10

Question:
What is engraved on the reverse side of every Decoration or Good Conduct Medal other than the Medal of Honor?

The name of the awardee only

11

Question:
How many stars are on the blue silk shield that the Army Medal of Honor is suspended from?

13

12

Question:
Who is the approving authority for the Medal of Honor?

The U.S. Congress

13

Question:
Who awards the Medal of Honor?

The President of the United States

14

Question:
What is the word inscribed on the suspension bar of the Medal of Honor?

"Valor"

15

Question:
Whose profile is on the Medal of Honor?

Minerva, the roman goddess of wisdom and righteous war.

16

Question:
What is the order of precedence for the wearing of individual awards?

1.U.S. Military Decorations
2.U.S. Non-Military Decorations
3.Prisoner of War Medal
4.Good Conduct Medal
5.U.S. Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal
6.U.S. Service Medals and Service Ribbons
7.U.S. Merchant Marine Decorations
8.Foreign Decorations (Does not include Service Medals and Ribbons)
9.Non-U.S. Service Medals and Ribbons

17

Question:
Name the ribbon awarded to members of the US Army for successful completion of the Basic and AIT?

The Army Service Ribbon

18

Question:
What is the DA Form 2442?

Certificate of Achievement

19

Question:
What is the time limit for recommending an award?

Two Years

20

Question:
How many "V" devices may be worn on a ribbon?

Not more than 1

21

Question:
What is the DA Form 2442?

Certificate of Achievement

22

Question:
How many different weapons are authorized component bars?

19

23

Question:
For what is the Good Conduct Medal given?

For exemplary behavior, efficiency, and fidelity.

24

Question:
The "V" Device is authorized for wear on what decorations?

Distinguished Flying Cross
•Bronze Star Medal
•Air Medal
•ARCOM
•Joint Service Commendation Medal

25

Question:
Who is the approving authority for the Good Conduct Medal?

The Company Commander

26

Question:
How often can you get the Good Conduct Medal?

Every 3 years

27

Question:
Who are the final approving authorities for the AAM, ARCOM, MSM, LM and DSM?

AAM = Lieutenant Colonel and above
•ARCOM = Colonel and above
•MSM = Major General and above
•LM = Lieutenant General and above
•DSM = U.S. Army Chief of Staff

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Question:
Who is the approving authority for the Good Conduct Medal?

The Company Commander

29

Question:
How often can you get the Good Conduct Medal?

Every 3 years

30

Question:
Who are the final approving authorities for the AAM, ARCOM, MSM, LM and DSM?

AAM = Lieutenant Colonel and above
•ARCOM = Colonel and above
•MSM = Major General and above
•LM = Lieutenant General and above
•DSM = U.S. Army Chief of Staff