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Awards

Medals

  1. Army Achievement Medal

    History
    As an award, the Army Achievement Medal is given to those who have done something that merits acknowledgement as an achievement over their peers within the 1st Cavalry Division. This could be because of actions in combat, combat readiness, work in the S-Shops, or for any other reason that is deemed fit by command.
    Prerequisites
    Active service within the 1st Cavalry Division and performance warranting the issuing of the war. Approval from section leader.
  2. Army Good Conduct Medal

    History
    Soldiers are eligible for the AGCM after six months in the unit while also being in good standing.
    Prerequisites
    Six months service within the 1st Cavalry Division. Approval by the section leader.
  3. Meritorious Service Medal

    History
    Within the 1st Cavalry Division, the MSM is awarded in kind with the AGCM, only instead of 6 months, it is awarded after 12 months.
    Prerequisites
    12 months active service in the community. Good standing within the unit. Approval by the section leader.
  4. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross

    History
    The Armed Forces Honor Medal was awarded to any member of the military who actively contributed to the formation and organization of the Vietnamese military in South Vietnam and who actively participating in cadre training of Vietnamese units. The medal was intended for non-combat achievements.
    Prerequisites
    Awarded to any 1st Cavalry member who has gone above and beyond to help shape our unit into what it is today. Approval by CO
  5. Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal

    History
    The Armed Forces Honor Medal was awarded to any member of the military who actively contributed to the formation and organization of the Vietnamese military in South Vietnam and who actively participating in cadre training of Vietnamese units.The medal was intended for non-combat achievements.
    Prerequisites
    Awarded to any 1st Cavalry member who has gone above and beyond to help shape our unit into what it is today. Approval by CO  
  6. Army Commendation Medal

    History
    The Army Commendation Medal, or ARCOM, it the second highest award for valor or service within the 1st Cavalry Division. It denotes an act of courage and steadfastness that is beyond that of the average member but not high enough to justify the Bronze Star. Still, in its own right, winners of this medal deserve profound respect for their accomplishments.
    Prerequisites
    Performing an act of valor or service within the unit that does not warrant the award of a Bronze Star. Must be approved by the CO of the service member's section.
  7. Legion of Merit Medal

    History
    Superior performance of normal duties will not alone justify award of this decoration. This military medal is not awarded for heroism, but rather service and achievement while performing duties in a key position of responsibility.
    Prerequisites
    Going above and beyond one's duties in the 1st Cavalry Division. Approval by Platoon Leader.
  8. Bronze Star Medal

    History
    The Bronze Star, though an incredibly prestigious award in the United States Military, represents the highest possible award for valor within the 1st Cavalry Division. Achieving this displays a level of courage, selflessness and competence above and beyond that of even the finest members of this unit.
    Prerequisites

    Actions during combat that represent valor under fire in such a way that the Army Commendation Medal is not enough to display credit for it.

    Extreme levels of dedication to the unit, whether it be participation or administrative work.

    Must be approved by all the detachment leaders of the 1st Cavalry Division.

Ribbons

  1. Army Service Ribbon

    History
    The Army Service Ribbon shall be awarded to the any Graduate(s) of Basic Combat Training.
    Prerequisites

    Completing all phases of basic training and attaining the rank of PV2 and passing probation

  2. NCO Development Ribbon

    History
    The NCO Professional Development Ribbon is a way of recognizing and honoring leaders who have the finest qualities of leadership. Attaining this is a badge of honor among leaders here and demands great respect.
    Prerequisites

    Performance of duties above and beyond the normal expectations of a soldier of their grade.

    Approval by section leader.

  3. Overseas Service Ribbon

    History
    The Army Overseas Service Ribbon was first issued in August 1981. It is presented to any member of the United States Army who completes a standard overseas tour of duty. In the 11 December 2006 revision of AR 600-8-22 (Military Awards), the Army eliminated the policy which had restricted the awarding of the Overseas Service Ribbon when another campaign or service medal is awarded.
    Prerequisites

    The Overseas service ribbon shall be awarded to soldiers who participate in 10 Official Operations in the 1st Cavalry Division

  4. Join Service Achievement Medal

    History
    The JSAM is awarded to soldiers who participate in a joint operation with a friendly Mil-Sim unit during an officially sanctioned 1st Cavalry event. Due to the nature of how difficult it can be to set up events like this, the JSAM can be a very rare ribbon awarded to an individual.
    Prerequisites

    Participation in a joint-operation with a friendly Mil-Sim unit. Approval by the Platoon Leader.

  5. Veterans Ribbon

    History
    This award is granted to all personnel within the 1st Cavalry that have participated in at least 3 Campaigns within the unit. A bronze oak leaf cluster is added for each consecutive set of three campaigns.
    Prerequisites

    Served one tour in country with the 1st Cavalry Division. Approval by 1st Cavalry Command.

  6. Veterans Ribbon (Second Award)

    History
    This award is granted to all personnel within the 1st Cavalry that have participated in at least 6 Campaigns within the unit. A bronze oak leaf cluster is added for each consecutive set of three campaigns.
    Prerequisites

    Served two tours in country with the 1st Cavalry Division. Approval by 1st Cavalry Command.

  7. Veterans Ribbon (Third Award)

    History
    This award is granted to all personnel within the 1st Cavalry that have participated in at least 9 Campaigns within the unit. A bronze oak leaf cluster is added for each consecutive set of three campaigns.
    Prerequisites

    Served three tours in country with the 1st Cavalry Division. Approval by 1st Cavalry Command.

  8. Veterans Ribbon (Fourth Award)

    History
    This award is granted to all personnel within the 1st Cavalry that have participated in at least 12 Campaigns within the unit. A bronze oak leaf cluster is added for each consecutive set of three campaigns.
    Prerequisites

    Served four tours in country with the 1st Cavalry Division. Approval by 1st Cavalry Command.

  9. Veterans Ribbon (Fifth Award)

    History
    This award is granted to all personnel within the 1st Cavalry that have participated in at least 15 Campaigns within the unit. A bronze oak leaf cluster is added for each consecutive set of three campaigns.
    Prerequisites

    Served five tours in country with the 1st Cavalry Division. Approval by 1st Cavalry Command.

Citations

  1. Army Superior Unit Award

    History
    The Army Superior Unit Award shall be awarded at peacetime to any unit of the Army which displays outstanding meritorious performance of a difficult and challenging mission carried out under extraordinary circumstances as ordered by the commander.
    Prerequisites

    Awarded to all members of a certain squad or areal squadron, that go above and beyond the minimum requirement of two trainings per month. Approval by section leader.

  2. Presidential Unit Citation

    History
    The Distinguished Unit Citation was established as a result of Executive Order No. 9075, dated 26 February 1942. The Executive Order directed the Secretary of War to issue citations in the name of the President of the United States to Army units for outstanding performance of duty after 7 December 1941. The design submitted by the Office of the Quartermaster General was approved by the G1 on 30 May 1942. The Distinguished Unit Citation was redesignated the Presidential Unit Citation (Army) per DF, DCSPER, date 3 November 1966. The Presidential Unit Citation is the highest unit decoration which may be bestowed upon a U.S. Army unit.
    Prerequisites

    The Presidential Unit Citation shall be awarded to any unit of the 1st Cavalry Division for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy by order of the commander.

  3. Republic of Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation

    History
    Awarded by the Republic of Vietnam for service in a unit cited in the name of the President of the Republic of Vietnam for outstanding performance in action. The Republic of Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation referred to as the “Friendship Ribbon” and was awarded to members of the United States Military Assistance Advisory Group in Indochina for services rendered during August and September 1954. The ribbon is yellow with three narrow red stripes in the center. The ribbon is enclosed in a rectangular gold frame with laurel leaves identical to U.S. unit awards. No devices are authorized.
    Prerequisites

    The Presidential Unit Citation shall be awarded to any unit of the 1st Cavalry Division for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy by order of the commander.

Badges

  1. Combat Infantryman Badge

    History
    The Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB) is a United States Army military award. The badge is awarded to infantrymen and Special Forces soldiers in the rank of Colonel and below, who personally fought in active ground combat while assigned as members of either an infantry, ranger or Special Forces unit, of brigade size or smaller, any time after 6 December 1941.
    Prerequisites

    Participation in any campaign, be it small or major. Awarded at end of campaign by the 1st Cavalry Command

  2. 11B Infantry Training Badge

    History
    The 11B Infantryman Badge, or 11B, is a special skills badge of the United States Army. Although similar in name and appearance to the Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB), it is a completely different award: while the CIB is awarded to infantrymen for participation in ground combat, the 11B is presented for completion of a course of testing designed to demonstrate proficiency in infantry skills. The EIB was first created in October 1943. Currently, it is awarded to U.S. Army personnel who hold infantry or special forces military occupational specialties. To be awarded the 11B, the soldier must complete a number of prerequisites and pass a battery of graded tests on basic infantry skills.
    Prerequisites

    The 11B Infantryman Badge is awarded to Soldiers who successfully complete the 11B Infantryman Course in the 1st Cavalry Division

  3. Airborne Badge

    History
    The Airborne Badge, also commonly referred to as "Jump Wings" is a military badge of the United States Armed Forces awarded to members of the United States Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy.
    Prerequisites

    The Basic Parachute Badge shall be awarded to soldiers who have successfully complete Airborne School.

  4. Air Assault Badge

    History
    The Air Assault Badge was approved by the Chief of Staff, Army, on 18 January 1978, for Army-wide wear by individuals who successfully completed Air Assault training after 1 April 1974. The badge had previously been approved as the Airmobile Badge authorized for local wear by the Commander of the 101st Airborne Division, effective 1 April 1974.
    Prerequisites

    The Air Assault Badge shall be awarded to soldiers who have successfully completed Air Assault School.

  5. Drill Sergeant Badge

    History
    Prior to 1958, the badge was a regimental crest with a maroon background. In 1958, it was adopted as the training center’s crest and the background was changed to green. All qualified drill sergeants wear the drill sergeant identification badge.
    Prerequisites

    The Drill Sergeant Badge shall be awarded to soldiers who have been certified to be Drill Instructors for all new recruits in the 1st Cavalry Division

  6. Combat Lifesaver Badge

    History
    The Combat Medical Badge is an award of the United States Army which was first created in January 1945.
    Prerequisites

    The Combat Life Saver Badge shall be awarded to any soldiers who successfully complete CLS School.

  7. Combat Medic Badge

    History

    91B (often pronounced as 68 Whiskey using the NATO phonetic alphabet) is the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) for the United States Army's healthcare specialist, also known as the combat medic.

    Prerequisites

    The Combat Medic Badge shall be awarded to any soldiers who successfully completed the Advanced Medical Training, along with being deployed during an Official Operation as a Combat Medic.

  8. U.S Army Aviator Badge

    History

    The first United States Aviator Badges were issued to members of the Air Service during World War I. The badges were issued in three degrees: Observer (a "US" shield and one left-side wing), Junior Aviator or Reserve Aviation Officer (a "US" shield between two wings), and Senior Aviator (a star over "US" shield between two wings). The Army Air Corps also issued a badge for balloon pilots, known as the Aeronaut Badge. Enlisted Aviators wore their regular rank insignia and the Observer's badge. There were 29 enlisted pilots before the American entry into World War I. The second enlisted aviator, William A. Lamkey, got a discharge and flew for Pancho Villa. The remaining enlisted pilots received commissions in 1917. There were 60 enlisted mechanics who were trained as pilots in France during the war, but they were used for ferrying duties and did not fly in combat.[2] The recruiting and training of enlisted Aviators ended in 1933.

    Prerequisites

    The U.S. Army Aviator Badge shall be awarded to soldiers who successfully complete the 71st Aviation Company Flight School or crew training and are inducted into the unit's aviation detachment.

  9. Signal Corps Badge

    History

    Signal Corps handles all means of communications in the U.S. Army.

    Prerequisites

    The Signal Corps Badge shall be awarded to soldiers who have successfully completed Radio Telephone Operator School.

  10. Sapper Tab

    History

    To be awarded the Sapper Tab, a service member may or may not hold the military occupation specialty code designation as a Combat Engineer, but must have graduated from the Sapper Leader Course, that the U.S. Army Engineer School at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, operates. The school falls under the 169th Engineer Battalion, 1st Engineer Brigade. This award is retroactive back to the graduates of the first SLC on June 14, 1985.

    Prerequisites

    The Combat Engineer Badge shall be awarded to soldiers who have successfully completed Combat Engineer School.

  11. Marksmanship Badge

    History

    In the United States (U.S.), a marksmanship badge is a U.S. military badge which is presented to personnel upon successful completion of a weapons qualification course (known as marksmanship qualification badges) or high achievement in an official marksmanship competition.

    Prerequisites

    The Marksmanship Badge shall be awarded to soldiers who have successfully completed Squad Designated Marksman training.

  12. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam

    History

    Awarded to any soldier, no matter what detachment, who was plucked from current duty and assigned to serve with the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Studies and Observations Group.

    Prerequisites

    Awarded to any soldier that served with Military Assistance Command, Vietnam. Awarded for all participants of Operation Shining Brass.

  13. 11th Pathfinder Company Badge

    History

    Awarded to any soldier, no matter what detachment, who was plucked from current duty and assigned to serve with the 11th Pathfinder Company.

    Prerequisites

    Awarded to any soldier that served in the 11th Pathfinder Company for more than 1 month.

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