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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.

  9. Distinguished Flying Medal

    Given to a member of 71st AHC for exceptional valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations against the enemy. Rarely awarded and highly prestigious, the recipient can be regarded as one of the best in their field of flying.

     

     

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. Joint 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.

  10. Veterans Ribbon (Sixth Award)

    History
    This award is granted to all personnel within the 1st Cavalry that have participated in at least 18 Campaigns within the unit. A bronze oak leaf cluster is added for each consecutive set of three campaigns.
    Prerequisites

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

  11. Veterans Ribbon (Seventh Award)

    History
    This award is granted to all personnel within the 1st Cavalry that have participated in at least 18 Campaigns within the unit. A bronze oak leaf cluster is added for each consecutive set of three campaigns.
    Prerequisites

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

  12. Veterans Ribbon (Eighth Award)

    History
    This award is granted to all personnel within the 1st Cavalry that have participated in at least 18 Campaigns within the unit. A bronze oak leaf cluster is added for each consecutive set of three campaigns.
    Prerequisites

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

  13. Veterans Ribbon (Ninth Award)

    History
    This award is granted to all personnel within the 1st Cavalry that have participated in at least 18 Campaigns within the unit. A bronze oak leaf cluster is added for each consecutive set of three campaigns.
    Prerequisites

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

  14. Veterans Ribbon (Tenth Award)

    History
    This award is granted to all personnel within the 1st Cavalry that have participated in at least 18 Campaigns within the unit. A bronze oak leaf cluster is added for each consecutive set of three campaigns.
    Prerequisites

    Served ten 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.

Qualifications

  1. Grenadier Qualification

    History
    Grenades, and the man who deployed them. The Grenadier.
    Since the ages of Ming China, this weapon has been deployed on the battlefield with great effect. As a specialized soldier, the role rose to fame during the mid-to-late 17th century. Large and burly soldiers were selected for the role as they were able to throw the bombs over longer distances. During the early 20th century the Japanese started the trend that resulted in the rifle grenades used in WW1. It continued its evolution during the next great war, getting offspring like the mortar, and by the time the Americans had boots on ground in Vietnam, it became its own device. The M79,  "Thumper", "Thump-Gun", "Bloop Tube", "Big Ed", "Elephant Gun," and "Blooper" was a great asset, and could fire a number of different rounds, being adaptable to most situations. The “Wombat gun” was later mostly replaced by the M203, and then the M320, but still lives in some military forces.
    Prerequisites
    By earning this qualification, you are eligible to field the M79, or the era equivalent in battle.
  2. RTO Qualification

    History
    Frontline communications, the Radio Telephone Operator
    From flags to the radio, communications have long been a defining factor on the battlefield. Good communications are key to keep a forward operating unit fed, supplied and up to date on the enemy. You are what keeps battalion up to speed on your location, guiding the payload of aircraft to strike the enemy, and call for medevacs when friendlies go down. In the jungles of Vietnam or the foxholes of Europe, you are the lifeline of the platoon.
    Prerequisites
    By earning this qualification, you are eligible to take the battlefield as a RTO, or the era equivalent in battle.
  3. NCO Qualification

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  4. Designated Marksman Qualification

    History
    The Squad Designated Marksmen is a military marksmen role within an infantry squad dating back to the Vietnam war. The SDM's role is to provide accurate fire upon enemy targets up to 600m out. Unlike Snipers, SDM's operate as an intrinsic part of an infantry fireteam.
    Prerequisites
    Qualification for the SDM is done at the rifle range using the Vietnam Modpack. Expect to be required to hit targets at various ranges using a variety of stances & weaponry.
  5. Combat Medic Qualification

    History
    The Combat Medic is qualification received by those who are at the level of Advanced EMT or higher with regards to first-aid. Combat Medics provide emergency medical treatment to any casualties in the field and are generally responsible for the Platoon's health.
    Prerequisites
    Qualification for becoming a Combat Medic is done through an advanced medical training course. Expect to learn every aspect of the Ace Medical system as well as be required to pass a practical & live-fire test.
  6. Combat Engineer Qualification

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  7. Combat Lifesaver Qualification

    History
    The Combat Lifesaver is role meant to bridge the gap between standard buddy-aid all soldiers receive and the advanced training Combat Medics (68W) receive. Having at least one CLS per 10 man squad has statistically proven to be valuable in keeping a wounded soldier from an untimely death.
    Prerequisites
    Qualification for CLS is done through a medical training course. Expect to learn more in-depth aspects of the Ace Advanced Medical system as well as a practical test.
  8. Aircraft Commander - Transport Qualification

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  9. Aircraft Commander - Gunship Qualification

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  10. Aircraft Commander - Fixed Wing Qualification

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Certifications

  1. Grenadier Certification

    History
    Grenades, and the man who deployed them. The Grenadier.
    Since the ages of Ming China, this weapon has been deployed on the battlefield with great effect. As a specialized soldier, the role rose to fame during the mid-to-late 17th century. Large and burly soldiers were selected for the role as they were able to throw the bombs over longer distances. During the early 20th century the Japanese started the trend that resulted in the rifle grenades used in WW1. It continued its evolution during the next great war, getting offspring like the mortar, and by the time the Americans had boots on ground in Vietnam, it became its own device. The M79,  "Thumper", "Thump-Gun", "Bloop Tube", "Big Ed", "Elephant Gun," and "Blooper" was a great asset, and could fire a number of different rounds, being adaptable to most situations. The “Wombat gun” was later mostly replaced by the M203, and then the M320, but still lives in some military forces
    Prerequisites
    By earning this certification, you are eligible to teach the role of grenadier to other members of the 1st Cavalry Division
  2. RTO Certification

    History
    Frontline communications, the Radio Telephone Operator
    From flags to the radio, communications have long been a defining factor on the battlefield. Good communications are key to keep a forward operating unit fed, supplied and up to date on the enemy. You are what keeps battalion up to speed on your location, guiding the payload of aircraft to strike the enemy, and call for medevacs when friendlies go down. In the jungles of Vietnam or the foxholes of Europe, you are the lifeline of the platoon.
    Prerequisites
    By earning this certification, you are eligible to teach the role of the RTO to other members of the 1stCavalry Division
  3. NCO Certification

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  4. Designated Marksman Certification

    History
    The Squad Designated Marksmen is a military marksmen role within an infantry squad dating back to the Vietnam war. The SDM's role is to provide accurate fire upon enemy targets up to 600m out. Unlike Snipers, SDM's operate as an intrinsic part of an infantry fireteam.
    Prerequisites
    Certification for the SDM is done at the rifle range using the Vietnam Modpack. Expect to be required to hit targets at various ranges using a variety of stances & weaponry. Additionally, expect to be run through the course as both a student and instructor to earn this certification.
  5. Combat Medic Certification

    History
    The Combat Medic is certification received by those who are at the level of Advanced EMT or higher with regards to first-aid. Combat Medics provide emergency medical treatment to any casualties in the field and are generally responsible for the Platoon's health.
    Prerequisites
    Certification for becoming a Combat Medic is done through an advanced medical training course. Expect to learn every aspect of the Ace Medical system as well as be required to pass a practical & live-fire test. Certified Combat Medics can teach qualification courses for both CLS & Combat Medics.
  6. Combat Engineer Certification

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  7. Aircraft Commander - Transport Certification

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  8. Aircraft Commander - Gunship Certification

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  9. Aircraft Commander - Fixed Wing Certification

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