Army Awards and Service Medals

If you haven't submitted someone for an award or service medal before it might seem difficult but it's not really that hard. Most awards follow a prescribed format which is outlined in the applicable reg (AR 600-8-22, Military Awards). All that needs to be done is to fill in the details. But if you've never prepared one before, those details are a problem. Below are examples to help get you started.

DA Form 638 (.pdf or .xfdl)

DA Form 638 (MS Word fillable)

AR 600-8-22, Military Awards


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INDIVIDUAL AWARD SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

AWARD DA Form 638 Separate Narrative Eyewitness Statement Separate Citation Supporting Documentation ERB
ARMY ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL (AAM) X X
ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL (ARCOM) X X
ARCOM WITH V DEVICE X X X X
MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL (MSM) X X
BRONZE STAR MEDAL X X X X
BRONZE STAR MEDAL WITH V DEVICE X X X X X X
SOLDIER'S MEDAL X X X X X
LEGION OF MERIT X X X X


army medal points



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