ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL
(Reference AR 600-8-22)
To Whom Awarded. The Army Commendation Medal is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving in any capacity with the Army after 6 December 1941 distinguishes himself or herself by heroism, meritorious achievement or meritorious service. General officers are not eligible.
Standards. Awards may be made for acts of valor performed under circumstances described above, which are of lesser degree than required for award of the Bronze Star Medal. It may be awarded for noncombatant related heroism which does not meet the requirement for award of the Soldier's Medal.
Authorization is delegated to the first 0-6 commanders in the soldier's chain of command for approval and issuance of the Army Commendation Medal.
How Awarded. The DA 638 will be prepared see figure 3-1a and figure 3-1b. The citation in block 21 of DA 638 is limited to six lines single-spaced restricted to the space allowed on the DA 638. The narrative description of the meritorious service or achievement for award of the ARCOM will be limited to block 20 of the DA form 638. Use bullet comments, not paragraphs to describe the achievement (s). A maximum of four achievements may be used. The request will be forwarded through command channels to the applicable major command. Awards forwarded for STARC personnel must arrive at least 60 days prior to the proposed presentation date.
Succeeding awards. For each succeeding award a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster will be issued. Upon award of the sixth award a Silver Oak Leaf Cluster will be issued.
ARMY ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL
(Reference: AR 600-8-22)
To Whom awarded. The Army Achievement Medal is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States, or to any member of the Armed Forces of a friendly foreign nation, who while serving in any capacity with the Army in a non-combat area on or after 1 August 1981, distinguished himself/herself...