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1

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.
(AR 600-8-22 Feb 1995 / 1-12 / PDF 11)

2

What is the highest peacetime award for valor?

The Soldiers Medal
(AR 600-8-22 Feb 1995 / 3-12 / PDF 28)

3

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

HQ Perscom
(AR 600-8-22 Feb 1995 / Table 3-1 / PDF 33)

4

What is an Award?

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

5

What is a decoration?

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

6

What is DA Form 7013?

Certificate of Appreciation

7

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

Decorations
Good Conduct Medal
Service Medals
Service Ribbons
Badges and Tabs
Certificates and Letters
(AR 600-8-22 Feb 1995 / 1-13 / PDF 11)

8

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

The Medal of Honor

9

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.
(AR 600-8-22 Feb 1995 / 1-32 / PDF 15)

10

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
(AR 600-8-22 Feb 1995 / 1-32 / PDF 15)

11

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

13

12

Who is the approving authority for the Medal of Honor?

The U.S. Congress

13

Who awards the Medal of Honor?

The President of the United States
(AR 600-8-22 Feb 1995 / 1-31 / PDF 14)

14

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

"Valor"

15

Whose profile is on the Medal of Honor?

Minerva, the roman goddess of wisdom and righteous war

16

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

U.S. Military Decorations
U.S. Non-Military Decorations
Prisoner of War Medal
Good Conduct Medal
U.S. Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal
U.S. Service Medals and Service Ribbons
U.S. Merchant Marine Decorations
Foreign Decorations (Does not include Service Medals and Ribbons)
Non-U.S. Service Medals and Ribbons
(AR 600-8-22 Feb 1995 / 1-40 / PDF 16)

17

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

The Army Service Ribbon

18

What is the DA Form 2442?

Certificate of Achievement

19

What is the time limit for recommending an award?

Two Years

20

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

Not more than 1

21

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

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

22

How many different weapons are authorized component bars?

19

23

For what is the Good Conduct Medal given?

For exemplary behavior, efficiency, and fidelity

24

What three words are inscribed on the front of the Good Conduct Medal?

Honor, Efficiency, and Fidelity

25

Who is the approving authority for the Good Conduct Medal?

The Company Commander

26

How often can you get the Good Conduct Medal?

Every 3 years

27

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

28

Who can make recommendations for an award?

Any person having knowledge of an outstanding act or achievement

29

To whom is the Purple Heart awarded?

To anyone, military or civilian, wounded or killed in action against an armed enemy
(AR 600-8-22 Feb 1995 / 2-8/ PDF 18)

30

What is the second highest award for valor?

The Distinguished Service Cross