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1

What is the highest peacetime award for valor?

The Soldiers Medal

2

What is an Award?

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

3

What is a decoration?

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

4

What is DA Form 7013?

Certificate of Appreciation

5

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

The Medal of Honor

6

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.

7

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

8

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

13

9

Who is the approving authority for the Medal of Honor?

The U.S. Congress

10

Who awards the Medal of Honor?

The President of the United States

11

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

"Valor"

12

Whose profile is on the Medal of Honor?

Minerva, the roman goddess of wisdom and righteous war

13

Who is the only female recipient of the Medal of Honor?

Mary Edwards Walker

14

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

The Army Service Ribbon

15

What is the DA Form 2442?

Certificate of Achievement

16

What is the time limit for recommending an award?

Two Years

17

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

Not more than 1

18

For what is the Good Conduct Medal given?

For exemplary behavior, efficiency, and fidelity

19

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

Honor, Efficiency, and Fidelity

20

Who is the approving authority for the Good Conduct Medal?

The Company Commander

21

How often can you get the Good Conduct Medal?

Every 3 years

22

Who can make recommendations for an award?

Any person having knowledge of an outstanding act or achievement

23

To whom is the Purple Heart awarded?

To anyone, military or civilian, wounded or killed in action against an armed enemy

24

What was the first medal awarded in the U.S. Army?

The Purple Heart

25

What is a DA Form 4950?

Good Conduct Medal Certificate

26

What decoration has George Washington's picture on it?

The Purple Heart

27

Who is the approving authority for the Army Achievement Medal?

The battalion commander

28

Name the four Special Skills Tabs.

Ranger
Special Forces
Presidents Hundred
Sapper

29

What DA Form is used to recommend / request an award?

DA Form 638

30

What Army Regulation governs Awards and Decorations?

AR 600-8-22