Flashcards in Awards and Decorations Deck (32)
What is the highest peacetime award for valor?
The Soldiers Medal
What is an Award?
A decoration, medal, badge, ribbon, or appurtenance bestowed on an individual or a unit
What is a decoration?
An award to an individual for a specific act of gallantry or service
What is DA Form 7013?
Certificate of Appreciation
What is the highest award given by the Army in time of war?
The Medal of Honor
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.
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
How many stars are on the blue silk shield that the Army Medal of Honor is suspended from?
Who is the approving authority for the Medal of Honor?
The U.S. Congress
Who awards the Medal of Honor?
The President of the United States
What is the word inscribed on the suspension bar of the Medal of Honor?
Whose profile is on the Medal of Honor?
Minerva, the roman goddess of wisdom and righteous war
Who is the only female recipient of the Medal of Honor?
Mary Edwards Walker
Name the ribbon awarded to members of the US Army for successful completion of the Basic and AIT?
The Army Service Ribbon
What is the DA Form 2442?
Certificate of Achievement
What is the time limit for recommending an award?
How many "V" devices may be worn on a ribbon?
Not more than 1
For what is the Good Conduct Medal given?
For exemplary behavior, efficiency, and fidelity
What three words are inscribed on the front of the Good Conduct Medal?
Honor, Efficiency, and Fidelity
Who is the approving authority for the Good Conduct Medal?
The Company Commander
How often can you get the Good Conduct Medal?
Every 3 years
Who can make recommendations for an award?
Any person having knowledge of an outstanding act or achievement
To whom is the Purple Heart awarded?
To anyone, military or civilian, wounded or killed in action against an armed enemy
What was the first medal awarded in the U.S. Army?
The Purple Heart
What is a DA Form 4950?
Good Conduct Medal Certificate
What decoration has George Washington's picture on it?
The Purple Heart
Who is the approving authority for the Army Achievement Medal?
The battalion commander
Name the four Special Skills Tabs.
What DA Form is used to recommend / request an award?
DA Form 638