2Terminal Learning Objective ACTION:Understand and manage the Army Awards ProgramCONDITIONS:Given AR , Military Awards, extracts of completed DA Forms 638, DA Form 2-1 (PQR), and class notesSTANDARDS:Manage the Army Awards Program and review award submissions via DA Form 638 for accuracy and completeness IAW AR Outside the classroom, your performance standard will be 100% accuracy; within this course it will be obtaining a passing score on an exam of this material.
3Evaluation15 multiple choice questions on the Actions exam (50 questions total)Exam date: 7 Mar 03Close note examMust score 70% on exam to pass
4References AR 600-8-22 Military Awards (25 Feb 95) Manual of Military Awards & DecorationsDOD M (Sep 96)MILPER MessagesAwards Branch, DA PERSCOM
5Outline Goals & Objectives of Awards Program Award Policies Order of PrecedenceIndividual AwardsAward SubmissionSummaryConclusion
6Goals Foster mission accomplishment by recognizing excellence Motivate personnel to high levels of performance and serviceReference: Para 1-1
7Objectives Provide tangible recognition for: Acts of valorExceptional service or achievementSpecial skills or qualificationsActs of heroism outside of combatEnsure command responsibility in soldier recognitionReference: Para 1-12
8Award Policies Time limitation Character of service Duplicate awards Interim awardsPosthumous awardsSupporting ordersRevocation
9Award Policies (1 of 4) Time Limitations Character of Service 2 year limit on submission of awards3 year limit on receipt of awardsExceptions:Purple Heart (PH)Retroactive awardsCharacter of ServiceAwards must be received for periods of honorable serviceWaivers possible for a flag for overweightReference: Para 1-14 & 1-16
10Award Policies (2 of 4) Duplicate Awards Interim Awards Only one decoration awarded for same act or achievementCan receive recognition for a heroic act and for a period of serviceInterim AwardsReceive a lower award pending approval of a higher oneInitial award revoked once final one approvedReference: Para 1-18 & 1-19
11Award Policies (3 of 4) Posthumous Awards Supporting Orders Awarded to PNOKSurviving spouseEldest childParents (Father or Mother)Eldest siblingEldest grandchildSupporting OrdersDecorations & GCM: permanent ordersService medals & ribbons: no permanent ordersBadges: permanent ordersExceptions: basic marksmanship badges, APFT badgesReference: Para 1-22 & 1-25
12Award Policies (4 of 4) Revoking Awards: Revoking Badges/Tabs: Announced via permanent ordersAwards revoked by awarding authorityRevoking Badges/Tabs:Exceptions:Parachutist Badge – jump refusalAviator BadgeSpecial Forces TabReference: Para 1-27, 1-29 & 1-30
13Order of Precedence Decorations Good Conduct Medal Service Medals Service Ribbons- RackbuilderReference: Para 1-40 & 1-41
14Individual Awards Decorations Good Conduct Medal Service Medals Service RibbonsBadges & TabsCertificates & LettersForeign Awards (Ch 9)Reference: Para 1-13
15Decorations Recognition for: Based upon performance, not grade HeroismMeritorious AchievementMeritorious ServiceBased upon performance, not gradeNot to be used as prizesMSM & AAM peacetime decorations onlyARCOM & AAM not awarded to GOsReference: Ch 3, Table 3-1
16Army Good Conduct Medal Awarded to:Active duty enlisted soldiersAGR soldiers on AD for non-training purposesAwarded by unit commanderAwarded for:Every 3 years of active serviceBetween 1 & 3 years of service for 1st awardDisqualification:Released from enlisted statusConviction by courts-martialCertificate policyReference: Ch 4
17Service Medals & Ribbons Denote honorable service:Within specific limited datesWithin specified geographical areasNormally awarded for active service onlyNo orders published for service medalsRe-issuing of NDSMReference: Ch 5
18Appurtenances (1 of 2) Worn to denote: Oak Leaf Clusters Numerals Additional awardsParticipation in a specific actOther distinguished characteristicsOak Leaf Clusters1 silver OLC = 5 bronze OLCWorn on decorations & unit awardsNumeralsOverseas Service RibbonNCO Professional Development RibbbonReference: Para 6-1 to 6-5
19Appurtenances (2 of 2) V devices Clasps Service Stars Denotes heroism when engaged with an armed enemyWorn on BSM, Air Medal, ARCOM & JSCMClaspsWorn on Good Conduct MedalService Stars5 bronze stars = 1 silver starWorn on campaign & service ribbons to denote additional awardsBronze stars worn on parachutist badge for combat jumpsReference: Para 6-6 & 6-7
20Badges & Tabs Provides public recognition for skills earned Combat & special skill badgesMarksmanship badgesIdentification badgesTabsRangerSpecial ForcesPresident’s 100Reference: Ch 8
21Certificates & Letters Certificate presented with each award of a military decorationCertificates of AchievementCites acts & achievements that do not merit a decorationIssued by local commandersLetter of commendationReference: Ch 10
22Foreign Awards Kuwait Liberation Medal Foreign badges Must be qualification & skill badgesMust be awarded for military activities onlyIndividual must meet host country criteriaForeign airborne trainingReference: Ch 9
23Awards Submission Approval authorities DA Form 638 Peacetime Wartime Used to process award recommendationsBecomes permanent order upon approvalTyped or handwritten in black inkFiled in OMPF/MPRJReference: Table 3-1
24Approval Authorities Determine lowest level approval authority Based on normal chain of commandHQDAMACOMCORPSDIVBDEBNCOCSAGENLTGMGCOLLTCCPTReference: Table 3-2 & 3-3
25Lowest Approval Authority Q: COL recommended for LOM for PCSA: General (MACOM CDR)Q: SGM recommended for LOM for retirementA: Lieutenant GeneralQ: SPC recommended for AAM for achievementA: LTC (Battalion CDR)Q: 1LT recommended for SM for heroismA: DA PERSCOMQ: CPT recommended for ARCOM for serviceA: COL (Brigade CDR)Q: CW3 recommended for MSM for retirementA: Major General (Division or Installation CDR)
26Lowest Approval Authority Q: COL recommended for LOM for PCSA:Q: SGM recommended for LOM for retirementQ: SPC recommended for AAM for achievementQ: 1LT recommended for SM for heroismQ: CPT recommended for ARCOM for serviceQ: CW3 recommended for MSM for retirement
29DA Form 638 – Part I (Soldier Data) RECOMMENDATION FOR AWARDCdr1st Bde, 2IDAPO AP 96224CdrCo C, 1-5 IN BnAPO AP1. TO2. FROM3. DATE11 Sep 96PART I - SOLDIER DATA4. NAME5. RANK6. SSNWINSTON, RANDALL C SSG7. ORGANIZATION8. PREVIOUS AWARDSCo C, 1-5 IN BnAPO APARCOM, AAM9. BRANCH OF SERVICE11. PERIOD OF AWARD10. REC AWDARCOM-1OLCa. FROMb. TO21 AUG SEP 9612. REASON FOR AWARD12b. INTERIMX13. POSTHUMOUS12a. INDICATE ACH, SVC, PCS, ETS, OR RETYESNOACHIF YES, STATE AWARD GIVEN:XYESNO
30DA Form 638 – Part II Recommender Data 14. NAME16. TITLE/POSITION18. RELATIONSHIP TO AWARDEE17. RANK19. SIGNATURE15. ADDRESSJONES, HARRY C.PLATOON LEADER LTPLATOON LEADERCo C, 1-5 IN BnAPO AP 96224Harry C Jones
31DA Form 638 – Part III (Justification) 20. ACHIEVEMENTSACHIEVEMENT #1ACHIEVEMENT #2ACHIEVEMENT #3ACHIEVEMENT #421. PROPOSED CITATIONPART III - JUSTIFICATION AND CITATION DATATrained M1A1 Tank Crew to qualify as top Tank Crew in the battalion duringTank Gunnery Table VIIIRecognized by Division Controllers as top Tank Crew in battalion duringWARSTEED 96 Division FTXMaintained a 100% Operation Readiness status for his tank during WARSTEED 96For meritorious achievement during the 2d Infantry Division WARSTEED 96 FieldTraining Exercise. SSG Winston’s commitment to excellence and dedication toduty resulted in receiving laudatory comments from division controllers andqualifying as the top M1A1 Tank Crew during Tank Table VIII. SSG Winston’sprofessionalism reflect great credit upon him, his unit, and the United States Army.
32DA Form 638 – Part IV (Approval) PART IV - RECOMMENDATIONS/APPROVAL/DISAPPROVAL22. I certify eligible22a. SIGNATURE22b. DATEJohn F Towers14 SEP 96Cdr, 1-5 IN Bn Cdr, Co C, 1-5 INAPO AP APO AP SEP 9623. INTERMEDIATE AUTHORITYa. TOb. FROMc. DATEd. RECOMMENDXAPPROVALDISAPPROVALUPGRADE TODOWNGRADE TOe. NAMEf. RANKQUINTON, CHRIS P. CPTg. TITLE/POSITIONh. SIGNATURECOMMANDERChris P Quintoni. COMMENTSSuper NCO! Well deserving of this award.
33DA Form 638 – Part IV William S Wallace ORDERS CDR ISSUING AUTH 1st Bde, 2ID SEP 9626. APPROVAL AUTHORITYa. TOb. FROMc. DATEd.XAPPROVEDDISAPPROVEDRECOMMENDUPGRADE TODOWNGRADEe. NAMEf. RANKWALLACE, WILLIAM S. COLg. TITLE/POSITIONh. SIGNATUREBRIGADE COMMANDERWilliam S Wallacei. COMMENTS
34DA Form 638 – Part V (Orders) PART V - ORDERS DATA27a. ORDERS ISSUING HQ27b. PERM ORDER NO.31. DISTRIBUTIONHQ, 1st Brigade, 2d Inf DivAPO AP 96224SOLDIER (1)OMPF (1)FILES (1)267-0328a. NAME ORDERS APP AUTH28b. RANKKURT F. DEAN MAJ28c. TITLE/POSITION29. APPROVED AWARDBRIGADE ADJUTANT ARCOM-1OLC28d. SIGNATURE30. DATEKurt F Dean24 SEP 96
39Terminal Learning Objective ACTION:Understand and manage the Army Awards ProgramCONDITIONS:Given AR , Military Awards, extracts of completed DA Forms 638, DA Form 2-1 (PQR), and class notesSTANDARDS:Manage the Army Awards Program and review award submissions via DA Form 638 for accuracy and completeness IAW AR Outside the classroom, your performance standard will be 100% accuracy; within this course it will be obtaining a passing score on an exam of this material.
40ConclusionA chest full of medals is a soldier’s resume in 3-D and Technicolor.Owen Edwards