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1 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 1 Army Awards Program CPT Cheney

2 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 2 ACTION:Understand and manage the Army Awards Program CONDITIONS:Given AR , Military Awards, extracts of completed DA Forms 638, DA Form 2-1 (PQR), and class notes STANDARDS: 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. Terminal Learning Objective

3 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 3 Evaluation 15 multiple choice questions on the Actions exam (50 questions total) Exam date: 7 Mar 03 Close note exam Must score 70% on exam to pass

4 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 4 References AR Military Awards (25 Feb 95) Manual of Military Awards & Decorations –DOD M (Sep 96) MILPER Messages Awards Branch, DA PERSCOM

5 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 5 Outline Goals & Objectives of Awards Program Award Policies Order of Precedence Individual Awards Award Submission Summary Conclusion

6 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 6 Goals Foster mission accomplishment by recognizing excellence Motivate personnel to high levels of performance and service Reference: Para 1-1

7 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 7 Objectives Provide tangible recognition for: –Acts of valor –Exceptional service or achievement –Special skills or qualifications –Acts of heroism outside of combat Ensure command responsibility in soldier recognition Reference: Para 1-12

8 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 8 Award Policies Time limitation Character of service Duplicate awards Interim awards Posthumous awards Supporting orders Revocation

9 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 9 Award Policies (1 of 4) Time Limitations –2 year limit on submission of awards –3 year limit on receipt of awards –Exceptions: Purple Heart (PH) Retroactive awards Character of Service –Awards must be received for periods of honorable service –Waivers possible for a flag for overweight Reference: Para 1-14 & 1-16

10 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 10 Award Policies (2 of 4) Duplicate Awards –Only one decoration awarded for same act or achievement –Can receive recognition for a heroic act and for a period of service Interim Awards –Receive a lower award pending approval of a higher one –Initial award revoked once final one approved Reference: Para 1-18 & 1-19

11 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 11 Award Policies (3 of 4) Posthumous Awards –Awarded to PNOK Surviving spouse Eldest child Parents (Father or Mother) Eldest sibling Eldest grandchild Supporting Orders –Decorations & GCM: permanent orders –Service medals & ribbons: no permanent orders –Badges: permanent orders Exceptions: basic marksmanship badges, APFT badges Reference: Para 1-22 & 1-25

12 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 12 Award Policies (4 of 4) Revoking Awards: –Announced via permanent orders –Awards revoked by awarding authority Revoking Badges/Tabs: –Announced via permanent orders –Exceptions: Parachutist Badge – jump refusal Aviator Badge Special Forces Tab Reference: Para 1-27, 1-29 & 1-30

13 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 13 Order of Precedence Decorations Good Conduct Medal Service Medals Service Ribbons - Rackbuilder Reference: Para 1-40 & 1-41

14 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 14 Individual Awards Decorations Good Conduct Medal Service Medals Service Ribbons Badges & Tabs Certificates & Letters Foreign Awards (Ch 9) Reference: Para 1-13

15 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 15 Decorations Recognition for: –Heroism –Meritorious Achievement –Meritorious Service Based upon performance, not grade Not to be used as prizes MSM & AAM peacetime decorations only ARCOM & AAM not awarded to GOs Reference: Ch 3, Table 3-1

16 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 16 Army Good Conduct Medal Awarded to: –Active duty enlisted soldiers –AGR soldiers on AD for non-training purposes Awarded by unit commander Awarded for: –Every 3 years of active service –Between 1 & 3 years of service for 1 st award Disqualification: –Released from enlisted status –Conviction by courts-martial Certificate policy Reference: Ch 4

17 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 17 Service Medals & Ribbons Denote honorable service: –Within specific limited dates –Within specified geographical areas Normally awarded for active service only No orders published for service medals Re-issuing of NDSM Reference: Ch 5

18 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 18 Appurtenances (1 of 2) Worn to denote: –Additional awards –Participation in a specific act –Other distinguished characteristics Oak Leaf Clusters –1 silver OLC = 5 bronze OLC –Worn on decorations & unit awards Numerals –Overseas Service Ribbon –NCO Professional Development Ribbbon Reference: Para 6-1 to 6-5

19 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 19 Appurtenances (2 of 2) V devices –Denotes heroism when engaged with an armed enemy –Worn on BSM, Air Medal, ARCOM & JSCM Clasps –Worn on Good Conduct Medal Service Stars –5 bronze stars = 1 silver star –Worn on campaign & service ribbons to denote additional awards –Bronze stars worn on parachutist badge for combat jumps Reference: Para 6-6 & 6-7

20 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 20 Badges & Tabs Provides public recognition for skills earned –Combat & special skill badges –Marksmanship badges –Identification badges –Tabs Ranger Special Forces Presidents 100 Reference: Ch 8

21 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 21 Certificates & Letters Certificate presented with each award of a military decoration Certificates of Achievement –Cites acts & achievements that do not merit a decoration –Issued by local commanders Letter of commendation Reference: Ch 10

22 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 22 Foreign Awards Kuwait Liberation Medal Foreign badges –Must be qualification & skill badges –Must be awarded for military activities only –Individual must meet host country criteria Foreign airborne training Reference: Ch 9

23 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 23 Awards Submission Approval authorities –Peacetime –Wartime DA Form 638 –Used to process award recommendations –Becomes permanent order upon approval –Typed or handwritten in black ink –Filed in OMPF/MPRJ Reference: Table 3-1

24 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 24 Approval Authorities HQDA MACOM CORPS DIV BDE BN CO CPT LTC COL MG LTG GEN CSA Determine lowest level approval authority Based on normal chain of command Reference: Table 3-2 & 3-3

25 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 25 Lowest Approval Authority Q: COL recommended for LOM for PCS A: General (MACOM CDR) Q: SGM recommended for LOM for retirement A: Lieutenant General Q: SPC recommended for AAM for achievement A: LTC (Battalion CDR) Q: 1LT recommended for SM for heroism A: DA PERSCOM Q: CPT recommended for ARCOM for service A: COL (Brigade CDR) Q: CW3 recommended for MSM for retirement A: Major General (Division or Installation CDR)

26 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 26 Lowest Approval Authority Q: COL recommended for LOM for PCS –A: Q: SGM recommended for LOM for retirement –A: Q: SPC recommended for AAM for achievement –A: Q: 1LT recommended for SM for heroism –A: Q: CPT recommended for ARCOM for service –A: Q: CW3 recommended for MSM for retirement –A:

27 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 27 Questions

28 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 28 Practical Exercise #1

29 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 29 DA Form 638 – Part I (Soldier Data) RECOMMENDATION FOR AWARD 12b. INTERIM YES NO 13. POSTHUMOUS 9. BRANCH OF SERVICE 7. ORGANIZATION 4. NAME 10. REC AWD 8. PREVIOUS AWARDS 5. RANK 6. SSN PART I - SOLDIER DATA 1. TO 2. FROM 3. DATE 11. PERIOD OF AWARD a. FROMb. TO 12. REASON FOR AWARD 12a. INDICATE ACH, SVC, PCS, ETS, OR RET IF YES, STATE AWARD GIVEN: Cdr 1st Bde, 2ID APO AP Cdr Co C, 1-5 IN Bn APO AP Sep 96 WINSTON, RANDALL C. SSG Co C, 1-5 IN Bn APO AP ARCOM, AAM ARCOM-1OLC 21 AUG 96 6 SEP 96 ACH X X

30 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 30 DA Form 638 – Part II Recommender Data PART II - RECOMMENDER DATA 14. NAME 16. TITLE/POSITION 18. RELATIONSHIP TO AWARDEE 17. RANK 19. SIGNATURE 15. ADDRESS JONES, HARRY C. PLATOON LEADER 1LT PLATOON LEADER Co C, 1-5 IN Bn APO AP Harry C Jones

31 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 31 DA Form 638 – Part III (Justification) 20. ACHIEVEMENTS ACHIEVEMENT #1 ACHIEVEMENT #2 ACHIEVEMENT #3 ACHIEVEMENT #4 21. PROPOSED CITATION PART III - JUSTIFICATION AND CITATION DATA Trained M1A1 Tank Crew to qualify as top Tank Crew in the battalion during Tank Gunnery Table VIII Recognized by Division Controllers as top Tank Crew in battalion during WARSTEED 96 Division FTX Maintained a 100% Operation Readiness status for his tank during WARSTEED 96 For meritorious achievement during the 2d Infantry Division WARSTEED 96 Field Training Exercise. SSG Winstons commitment to excellence and dedication to duty resulted in receiving laudatory comments from division controllers and qualifying as the top M1A1 Tank Crew during Tank Table VIII. SSG Winstons professionalism reflect great credit upon him, his unit, and the United States Army.

32 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 32 DA Form 638 – Part IV (Approval) 22. I certify eligible a. SIGNATURE 22b. DATE a. TO b. FROM c. DATE d. RECOMMENDAPPROVALDISAPPROVALUPGRADE TODOWNGRADE TO e. NAME f. RANK g. TITLE/POSITION h. SIGNATURE i. COMMENTS PART IV - RECOMMENDATIONS/APPROVAL/DISAPPROVAL 14 SEP 96 Cdr, 1-5 IN Bn Cdr, Co C, 1-5 IN APO AP APO AP SEP 96 X QUINTON, CHRIS P.CPT COMMANDER John F Towers Chris P Quinton Super NCO! Well deserving of this award. 23. INTERMEDIATE AUTHORITY

33 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 33 DA Form 638 – Part IV 26. APPROVAL AUTHORITY a. TO b. FROMc. DATE RECOMMENDAPPROVEDDISAPPROVEDUPGRADE TO DOWNGRADE e. NAME f. RANK g. TITLE/POSITION h. SIGNATURE i. COMMENTS d. ORDERS CDR ISSUING AUTH1st Bde, 2ID 21 SEP 96 WALLACE, WILLIAM S.COL BRIGADE COMMANDER X William S Wallace

34 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 34 DA Form 638 – Part V (Orders) 31. DISTRIBUTION27a. ORDERS ISSUING HQ 27b. PERM ORDER NO. 28a. NAME ORDERS APP AUTH 28b. RANK 28c. TITLE/POSITION 29. APPROVED AWARD 28d. SIGNATURE 30. DATE PART V - ORDERS DATA Kurt F Dean HQ, 1st Brigade, 2d Inf Div APO AP KURT F. DEANMAJ BRIGADE ADJUTANT ARCOM-1OLC 24 SEP 96 SOLDIER (1) OMPF (1) FILES (1)

35 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 35 Other Recognition Coins Monthly/Quarterly Awards Passes

36 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 36 Summary Relate award to a specific achievement Base awards on quality of performance & benefit to organization Awards should be fair and not routine Awards should be presented to soldiers

37 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 37 Questions

38 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 38 Practical Exercise

39 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 39 ACTION:Understand and manage the Army Awards Program CONDITIONS:Given AR , Military Awards, extracts of completed DA Forms 638, DA Form 2-1 (PQR), and class notes STANDARDS: 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. Terminal Learning Objective

40 AG Officer Basic Course UNCLASSIFIED Soldier Support Institute 40 Conclusion A chest full of medals is a soldiers resume in 3-D and Technicolor. Owen Edwards


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