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2.What is the highest peacetime award for valor?The Soldiers Medal
3.During peacetime, who is the approving authority for the Soldier's Medal?HQ Perscom
4.What is an Award?A decoration, medal, badge, ribbon, or appurtenance bestowed on an individual or a unit
5.What is a decoration?An award to an individual for a specific act of gallantry or service
6.What is DA Form 7013?Certificate of Appreciation
8.What is the highest award given by the Army in time of war?The Medal of Honor
9.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.
10.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
11.How many stars are on the blue silk shield that the Army Medal of Honor is suspended from?13
12.Who is the approving authority for the Medal of Honor?The U.S. Congress
13.Who awards the Medal of Honor?The President of the United States
14.What is the word inscribed on the suspension bar of the Medal of Honor?"Valor"
15.Whose profile is on the Medal of Honor?Minerva, the roman goddess of wisdom and righteous war
17.Name the ribbon awarded to members of the US Army for successful completion of the Basic and AIT?The Army Service Ribbon
18.What is the DA Form 2442?Certificate of Achievement
19.What is the time limit for recommending an award?Two Years
20.How many "V" devices may be worn on a ribbon?Not more than 1
21.The "V" Device is authorized for wear on what decorations?Distinguished Flying Cross Bronze Star Medal Air Medal ARCOM Joint Service Commendation Medal
22.How many different weapons are authorized component bars?19
23.For what is the Good Conduct Medal given?For exemplary behavior, efficiency, and fidelity
24.What three words are inscribed on the front of the Good Conduct Medal?Honor, Efficiency, and Fidelity
25.Who is the approving authority for the Good Conduct Medal?The Company Commander
26.How often can you get the Good Conduct Medal?Every 3 years
28.Who can make recommendations for an award?Any person having knowledge of an outstanding act or achievement
29.To whom is the Purple Heart awarded?Toanyone, military or civilian, wounded or killed in action against an armed enemy
30.What is the second highest award for valor?The Distinguished Service Cross
31.What was the first medal awarded in the U.S. Army?The Purple Heart
33.What was the Purple Heart initially awarded for?It was awarded for valor in the revolutionary war
34.What is a DA Form 4950?Good Conduct Medal Certificate
35.What decoration has George Washington's picture on it?The Purple Heart
36.Who is the approving authority for the Army Achievement Medal?The battalion commander
37.What is a DA Form 87?Certificate of Training
38.What words are inscribed on the reverse side of the AAM?For Military Achievement
39.What words are inscribed on the reverse side of the ARCOM?For Military Merit
40.What is a Fourragere?A rope like device worn to signify the award of a foreign decoration
41.When can a unit award be worn?When serving with a unit that received an award or if you were assigned to the unit when the award was assigned
46.What DA Form is used to recommend / request an award?DA Form 638
47.What Army Regulation governs Awards and Decorations?AR 600-8-22
48.When was the Medal of Honor established?1862
49.Why is the Purple Heart different than all the other decorations?While clearly an individual decoration, the Purple Heart differs from all other decorations in that an individual is not “recommended” for the decoration; rather he or she is entitled to it upon meeting specific criteria. Combat Infantryman Badge Combat Action Badge Combat Medical Badge
50.What are the three U.S. Army Combat Badges?Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB) Combat Action Badge (CAB) Combat Medical Badge (CMB)
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