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Awards

Meritorious Performance Awards

  1. Defense Distinguished Service Medal

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    ACTUAL: The Defense Distinguished Service Medal is awarded for exceptionally distinguished performance of duty contributing to national security or defense at the highest levels while assigned to a joint activity. The DDSM may also be awarded to other senior officers whose direct and individual contributions to national security or defense are recognized as being so exceptional in scope and value as to be equivalent to contributions normally associated with positions encompassing broader responsibilities.
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    3/75: This can be awarded to any commissioned officer, warrant officer, or staff non-commissioned officer who has been responsible for substantial contributions and influences to the policies of the 3/75.

  2. Army Distinguished Service Medal

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    ACTUAL: The Army Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to servicemembers who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by exceptionally meritorious service to the Government in a duty of great responsibility.
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    AIRFORCE: Air Force Distinguished Service Medal

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    3/75: This can be awarded to any member of the 3/75 that has distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious service to the 3/75 and have been a member for at least two years.

  3. Air Force Distinguished Service Medal

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    ACTUAL: The Air Force Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to servicemembers who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by exceptionally meritorious service to the Government in a duty of great responsibility.
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    3/75: This can be awarded to any member of the 3/75 that has distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious service to the 3/75 and have been a member for at least two years.

  4. Defense Superior Service Medal

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    ACTUAL: The Defense Superior Service Medal (DSSM) shall be awarded only to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, after February 6, 1976, rendered superior meritorious service in a position of significant responsibility. Only under the most unusual circumstances will DSSM be awarded as an impact award for outstanding TDY achievement. The DSSM is specifically intended to recognize exceptionally superior service, and to honor an individual's accomplishments over a sustained period.

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    3/75: This can be awarded to any member that renders superior meritorious service to the 3/75 and have been a member for at least one year.

  5. Legion of Merit Medal

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    ACTUAL: The degrees of Chief Commander, Commander, Officer, and Legionnaire are awarded only to members of armed forces of foreign nations under the criteria outlined in Army Regulation 672-7 and is based on the relative rank or position of the recipient as follows:
    Chief Commander - Chief of State or Head of Government.
    Commander - Equivalent of an U.S. military Chief of Staff or higher position but not to Chief of State.
    Officer - General of Flag Officer below the equivalent of a U.S. military Chief of Staff; Colonel or equivalent rank for service in assignments equivalent to those normally held by a General or Flag Officer in U.S. military service; or Military Attaches.
    Legionnaire - All recipients not included above.

    The Legion of Merit is awarded to all members of the Armed Forces of the United States without reference to degree for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. The performance must have been such as to merit recognition of key individuals for service rendered in a clearly exceptional manner. Performance of duties normal to the grade, branch, specialty or assignment, and experience of an individual is not an adequate basis for this award. For service not related to actual war the term "key individual" applies to a narrower range of positions than in time of war and requires evidence of significant achievement. In peacetime, service should be in the nature of a special requirement or of an extremely difficult duty performed in an unprecedented and clearly exceptional manner. However, justification of the award may accrue by virtue of exceptionally meritorious service in a succession of important positions.

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    3/75: This can be awarded to a member for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements and have been a member for at least six months.

  6. Meritorious Service Medal

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    ACTUAL: Awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who distinguished themselves by outstanding non-combat meritorious achievement or service to the United States subsequent to 16 January 1969. Normally, the acts or services rendered must be comparable to that required for the Legion of Merit but in a duty of lesser though considerable responsibility.

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    3/75: This can be awarded to a member for exceptional meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements and have been a member for at least three months. 

  7. Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

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    ACTUAL: Awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, subsequent to 31 December 1992, performed outstanding volunteer community service of a sustained, direct and consequential nature. To be eligible, an individual’s service must (1) be to the civilian community, to include the military family community; (2) be significant in nature and produce tangible results; (3) reflect favorably on the Military Service and the Department of Defense; and (4) be of a sustained and direct nature. While there is no specific time threshold to qualify for the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (MOVSM), approval authorities shall ensure the service to be honored merits the special recognition afforded by this medal. The MOVSM is intended to recognize exceptional community support over time and not a single act or achievement. Further, it is intended to honor direct support of community activities.

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    3/75: This can be awarded to a member for outstanding sustained volunteer service to the 3/75 outside of their standard duty assignment duties and responsibilities.

Specific Action Awards

  1. Army Achievement Medal

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    ACTUAL: Meritorious service or achievement in either combat or noncombat based on sustained performance or specific achievement of a superlative nature, but which does not warrant a Commendation Medal or higher.

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    3/75: This can be awarded to any member that constantly performs at a level higher than their counterparts or for a specific action or duty.

  2. Air Force Achievement Medal

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    ACTUAL: Meritorious service or achievement in either combat or noncombat based on sustained performance or specific achievement of a superlative nature, but which does not warrant a Commendation Medal or higher.
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    3/75: This can be awarded to any member that constantly performs at a level higher than their counterparts or for a specific action or duty.

  3. Air Medal

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    ACTUAL: The Air Medal is awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity in or with the armed forces of the United States, shall have distinguished himself by meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. Awards may be made to recognize single acts of merit or heroism or for meritorious service. Award of the Air Medal is primarily intended to recognize those personnel who are on current crew member or non-crew member flying status which requires them to participate in aerial flight on a regular and frequent basis in the performance of their primary duties. However, it may also be awarded to certain other individuals whose combat duties require regular and frequent flying in other than a passenger status or individuals who perform a particularly noteworthy act while performing the function of a crew member but who are not on flying status. These individuals must make a discernible contribution to the operational land combat mission or to the mission of the aircraft in flight. Examples of personnel whose combat duties require them to fly include those in the attack elements of units involved in air-land assaults against an armed enemy and those directly involved in airborne command and control of combat operations. Involvement in such activities, normally at the brigade/group level and below, serves only to establish eligibility for award of the Air Medal; the degree of heroism, meritorious achievement or exemplary service determines who should receive the award. Awards will not be made to individuals who use air transportation solely for the purpose of moving from point to point in a combat zone.

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    3/75: This can be awarded to any member of the 3/75 filling an aviation slot that performs in an exceptional and outstanding manner during a particular training or an official combat action while crewing an aircraft.

Achievement Awards

  1. Army Service Ribbon

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    ACTUAL: The Army Service Ribbon is awarded to members of the Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard for successful completion of initial-entry training, which for officers is considered to be successful completion of their basic/orientation or higher level course. Enlisted soldiers will be awarded the ribbon upon successful completion of their initial MOS producing course. If a soldier is assigned a MOS based on civilian or other branch of service-acquired skills, this ribbon will be awarded on honorable completion of 4 months active service.

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    AIRFORCE: Air Force Training Ribbon

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    3/75: This can be awarded to any member after completion of all of the initial MOS producing courses (OSUT/RASP).

  2. Air Force Training Ribbon

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    ACTUAL: The Army Service Ribbon is awarded to members of the Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard for successful completion of initial-entry training, which for officers is considered to be successful completion of their basic/orientation or higher level course. Enlisted soldiers will be awarded the ribbon upon successful completion of their initial MOS producing course. If a soldier is assigned a MOS based on civilian or other branch of service-acquired skills, this ribbon will be awarded on honorable completion of 4 months active service.

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    3/75: This can be awarded to any member after completion of all of the initial MOS producing courses (OSUT/RASP).

  3. NCO Professional Development Ribbon

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    ACTUAL: A Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon is an award presented by the United States Army and Air Force to recognize those non-commissioned officers who have completed a prescribed leadership course at an NCO training school. The Navy, Ranger Regiment, and Coast Guard have no equivalent to the Non-commissioned Officer Development Ribbon.

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    AIRFORCE: USAF NCO Ribbon

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    3/75: This can be awarded to non-commissioned officers who have completed a prescribed leadership course’s at an NCO training school.

  4. Air Force NCO Professional Development Ribbon

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    ACTUAL: A Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon is an award presented by the United States Army and Air Force to recognize those non-commissioned officers who have completed a prescribed leadership course at an NCO training school. The Navy, Ranger Regiment, and Coast Guard have no equivalent to the Non-commissioned Officer Development Ribbon.

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    3/75: This can be awarded to non-commissioned officers who have completed a prescribed leadership course’s at an NCO training school.

  5. National Defense Service Medal

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    ACTUAL: The National Defense Service Medal was awarded for honorable active service for any period between 27 June 1950 and 27 July 1954; between 1 January 1961 and 14 August 1974; between 2 August 1990 and 30 November 1995; and between 11 September 2001 and a closing date to be determined.

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    3/75: This can be awarded to any member after completion of all of the initial MOS producing courses (OSUT/RASP).

  6. Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

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    ACTUAL: The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) is a military award of the United States Armed Forces, which was first created in 1961 by Executive Order of President John Kennedy. The medal is awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participated in U.S. military operations, U.S. operations in direct support of the United Nations (UN), or U.S. operations of assistance for friendly foreign nations.

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    3/75: To be awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, personnel must have engaged in a landing on foreign territory, participated in combat operations against an opposing force, or must have participated in a designated operation or exercise for which no other service medal is authorized at the discretion of the Command Staff.

  7. Army Commendation Medal

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    ACTUAL: The Commendation Medal is a mid-level United States military decoration which is presented for sustained acts of heroism or meritorious service. For valorous actions in direct contact with an enemy, but of a lesser degree than required for the award of the Bronze Star Medal, a Commendation Medal with "V" Device or Combat "V" (Navy/Marine Corps/Coast Guard) is awarded; the "V" device may be authorized for wear on the service and suspension ribbon of the medal to denote valor. On January 7 2016, The "C" Device or Combat "C” was created and may be authorized for wear on the service and suspension ribbon of the Commendation Medal to distinguish an award for meritorious service or achievement under the most arduous combat conditions (while the Soldier/Sailor/Marine was personally exposed to hostile action or in an area where other Soldiers were actively engaged). A Commendation Medal with Combat Device is unofficially named the “Combat Commendation” and is often considered to be a higher level form of the Commendation Medal, regardless of the Awarding Branch. Retroactive award of the “C” device is not approved for medals awarded before 7 January 2016. Each branch of the United States Armed Forces issues its own version of the Commendation Medal, with a fifth version existing for acts of joint military service performed under the Department of Defense.

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    3/75: Awarded to any member who has contributed any donation of ten dollars.

Campaign Awards

  1. Afghanistan Campaign Medal

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    ACTUAL: The Afghanistan Campaign Medal is awarded to any member of the United States military who has performed duty within the borders of Afghanistan (or its airspace) for a period of thirty consecutive days or sixty non-consecutive days. The medal is retroactive to October 24, 2001, and is active until a date to be determined. Personnel who have been engaged in combat with an enemy force, or personnel who have been wounded in combat within Afghanistan, may receive the ACM regardless of the number of days spent within the country. The medal is also awarded posthumously to any service member who dies in the line of duty within Afghanistan, including from non-combat injuries such as accidents and mishaps.

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    3/75: This medal is awarded for anyone who participates in any deployment operations for the Afghanistan theater.

  2. Iraq Campaign Medal

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    ACTUAL: The Iraq Campaign Medal (ICM) is a decoration presented by the United States Armed Forces to personnel who served within Iraq or surrounding waters between March 19, 2003 to a date yet to be determined. To be eligible, service members must have served at least 30 consecutive or 60 cumulative days within the Iraqi borders. Service time may be waived when a service member has required medical evacuation after having been wounded in battle, has served in aircrew flights that totaled more than 30 days of duty in Iraqi airspace or posthumously for any service member who dies from combat or non-combat wounds while in the line of duty.

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    3/75: This medal is awarded for anyone who participates in any deployment operations for the Iraq theater.

  3. European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

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    ACTUAL: Awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces for at least 30 days of consecutive (60 days nonconsecutive) service within the European Theater of Operations.

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    3/75: This medal is awarded for anyone who participates in any deployment operations for the European African Middle Eastern theater.

  4. Overseas Service Ribbon

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    ACTUAL: Established by order of the Secretary of the Army, 17 July 1967, it is awarded by the Secretary to any unit of the Armed Forces which has distinguished itself under combat or non-combat conditions, by either valorous or meritorious achievement compared to other units performing similar service, but no sufficient enough to justify award of the Army Unit Commendation.

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    3/75: This can be awarded to any member for deploying. Awarded only once.

  5. Air Force Overseas Tour Service Ribbon

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    ACTUAL: The Air Force Overseas Tour 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.

    The length of a standard tour is dependent upon the duty location and whether the Soldier is accompanied or unaccompanied with a spouse/family member(s). The tour in question may be cut 1 month short due to manning requirements (not due to Soldier misconduct) and still receive full credit for the tour length. There are 2 types of tour designations, long tours (24+ months) and short tours (6-23 months). Anything shorter than 6 months is considered TDY (Temporary Duty Assignment). The standard unaccompanied Korean tour is 12 months, and accompanied is 24 months. The German tour is 24 months for unaccompanied and 36 months for accompanied tours. Combat tours are typically 6-12 months and can extend beyond during critical periods. The Iraqi Surge campaign tour was 15 months.

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    3/75: This can be awarded to any member for deploying. Awarded only once.

  6. Army Meritorious Unit Commendation

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    ACTUAL: Established by order of the Secretary of the Army, 17 July 1967, it is awarded by the Secretary to any unit of the Armed Forces which has distinguished itself under combat or non-combat conditions, by either valorous or meritorious achievement compared to other units performing similar service, but no sufficient enough to justify award of the Army Unit Commendation.

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    3/75: Awarded to any member who participated in at least one SOCEX operation or contributed to the missions.

Time in Service Awards

  1. Armed Forces Service Medal

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    ACTUAL: The medal will be awarded to personnel assigned to operations in an area designated by the Department of Defense (DOD) for award of the medal.

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    3/75: This can be awarded to a member for one year of active service. Awarded only once.

  2. Good Conduct Medal

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    ACTUAL: The Good Conduct Medal is awarded to any active-duty enlisted member of the United States military who completes three consecutive years of "honorable and faithful service". Such service implies that a standard enlistment was completed without any non-judicial punishments, disciplinary infractions, or court martial offenses. If a service member commits an offense, the three-year mark "resets" and a service member must perform an additional three years of service without having to be disciplined, before the Good Conduct may be authorized.

    Service for the Good Conduct Medal must be performed on active duty and the medal is not awarded to members of the military reserve or National Guard who are not federalized to active service. For those Reserve and Guard members who satisfactorily perform annual training and drill duty, however, a separate series of Reserve Good Conduct Medals may be awarded in lieu.

    During times of war, the Good Conduct Medal may be awarded for one year of faithful service. The Good Conduct Medal may also be awarded posthumously, to any service member killed in the line of duty.

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    3/75: This can be awarded to enlisted members that completed 3 months of duty without any disciplinary marks against them.

  3. Air Force Good Conduct Medal

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    ACTUAL: The Good Conduct Medal is awarded to any active-duty enlisted member of the United States military who completes three consecutive years of "honorable and faithful service". Such service implies that a standard enlistment was completed without any non-judicial punishments, disciplinary infractions, or court martial offenses. If a service member commits an offense, the three-year mark "resets" and a service member must perform an additional three years of service without having to be disciplined, before the Good Conduct may be authorized.

    Service for the Good Conduct Medal must be performed on active duty and the medal is not awarded to members of the military reserve or National Guard who are not federalized to active service. For those Reserve and Guard members who satisfactorily perform annual training and drill duty, however, a separate series of Reserve Good Conduct Medals may be awarded in lieu.

    During times of war, the Good Conduct Medal may be awarded for one year of faithful service. The Good Conduct Medal may also be awarded posthumously, to any service member killed in the line of duty.

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    3/75: This can be awarded to enlisted members that completed 3 months of duty without any disciplinary marks against them.

  4. Army Sea Duty Ribbon

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    ACTUAL: The U.S. Army Sea Duty Ribbon (ASDR) was established on 17 April 2006 as the "Army Sea Duty Ribbon"; its name was changed to its current moniker on 30 June 2010. 

    It may be awarded to active duty soldiers who complete two cumulative years of sea duty on a Class A or B U.S. Army vessel. Duty aboard U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command, NOAA vessels, or aboard Army leased or foreign and non–military vessels may also qualify if soldiers serving on those vessels have a formally assigned primary mission that is accomplished underway, are in an active status, and are approved for creditable sea service by the Career Sea Pay Office. The Chief of the Marine Qualification Division is the approval authority for award of the ASDR to eligible service members. The ASDR may be awarded retroactively to those personnel who were credited with qualifying service, as defined in regulations, after August 1, 1952. Subsequent awards are authorized upon completion of an additional two years of cumulative sea duty under qualifying conditions.

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    3/75: This can be awarded to any member for six months of active service. Awarded only once. 

  5. Air Force Combat Readiness Ribbon

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    ACTUAL: The U.S. Army Sea Duty Ribbon (ASDR) was established on 17 April 2006 as the "Army Sea Duty Ribbon"; its name was changed to its current moniker on 30 June 2010. 

    It may be awarded to active duty soldiers who complete two cumulative years of sea duty on a Class A or B U.S. Army vessel. Duty aboard U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command, NOAA vessels, or aboard Army leased or foreign and non–military vessels may also qualify if soldiers serving on those vessels have a formally assigned primary mission that is accomplished underway, are in an active status, and are approved for creditable sea service by the Career Sea Pay Office. The Chief of the Marine Qualification Division is the approval authority for award of the ASDR to eligible service members. The ASDR may be awarded retroactively to those personnel who were credited with qualifying service, as defined in regulations, after August 1, 1952. Subsequent awards are authorized upon completion of an additional two years of cumulative sea duty under qualifying conditions.

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    3/75: This can be awarded to any member for six months of active service. Awarded only once. 

Joint Service Awards

  1. Defense Meritorious Service Medal

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    ACTUAL: The Defense Meritorious Service Medal is awarded to those members of the United States Armed Forces who have distinguished themselves by meritorious service or achievement while assigned to a joint activity. The DMSM is usually awarded to those serving in leadership positions and performing exceptionally outstanding work.

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    3/75: This can be awarded to any member who performs in an exceptional and outstanding manner while preparing for, during the conduct of, or directly enabling an event hosted by another unit.

  2. Joint Service Commendation Medal

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    ACTUAL: The JSCM shall be awarded only to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, after January 1, 1963, distinguished themselves by meritorious achievement or service.

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    3/75: This can be awarded to a member for attending at least three events hosted by another unit/clan event and distinguishes themselves by showing professionalism befitting a member of the 3/75.

  3. Joint Service Achievement Medal

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    ACTUAL: The JSAM shall be awarded only to members of the Armed Forces of the United States below the grade of O-6 who, after August 3, 1983, distinguished themselves by outstanding performance of duty and meritorious achievement.

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    3/75: This can be awarded to members who show professionalism while operating with, or assisting, another Armed Assault clan/unit. Can only be awarded once.

  4. Joint Service Meritorious Unit Award

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    ACTUAL: The Joint Meritorious Unit Award is awarded to Joint Activities of the Armed forces of the United States which have, subsequent to January 23, 1979, distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious achievement or service in pursuit of joint military missions of great significance.

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    3/75: This can be awarded to members that operate as a unit while participating in a joint mission with that unit, and who perform in an exceptionally meritorious manner.

Badges

  1. Ranger Tab

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    ACTUAL: The Ranger Tab is a service school military decoration of the United States Army signifying completion of the 61-day-long Ranger School course in small-unit infantry combat tactics in woodland, mountain, and swamp operations.

    Those graduating from Ranger School are presented with the Ranger Tab, which is worn on the upper shoulder of the left sleeve of the Army Combat Uniform, as specified in Army Regulation 670–1, "Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia."  A smaller metal version of the tab is worn on the Army Service Uniform. Wearing the tab is permitted for the remainder of a soldier's military career.

    U.S. Marines presented with the Ranger Tab are not authorized to wear it on their uniforms. U.S. Airmen presented with the Ranger Tab are authorized to wear it on their uniforms pursuant to AFI 36-2903 (Dress and Appearance). The tab must be worn in a properly presented way on the upper crest of the left sleeve. As of 2014, about 300 airmen have successfully completed the Army Ranger School and have been awarded the Ranger Tab.

    In the Canadian Army, personnel who have attained the Ranger Tab are permitted to wear it on their green tunics.

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    3/75: Awarded to those who pass the Ranger School.

  2. Sapper Tab

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    ACTUAL: To wear the Sapper Tab, a soldier must graduate from the Sapper Leader Course, which is operated by the U.S. Army Engineer School at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. The Sapper Leader Course is a demanding 28-day leadership development course for combat engineers that reinforces critical skills and teaches advanced techniques needed across the army. This course is also designed to build esprit de corps by training soldiers in troop-leading procedures, demolitions (conventional and expedient), and mountaineering operations. The course culminates in an intense field-training exercise that reinforces the use of the battle drills and specialized engineering techniques learned throughout the course.

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    3/75: Awarded to those who pass the Sapper School.

  3. Combat Infantryman Badge, CIB

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    ACTUAL: 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. The CIB and its non-combat contemporary, the Expert Infantryman Badge (EIB) were simultaneously created during World War II to enhance the morale and prestige of service in the infantry. Specifically, it recognizes the inherent sacrifices of all infantrymen, and that, in comparison to all other military occupational specialties, infantrymen face the greatest risk of being wounded or killed in action.

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    3/75: The Combat Infantryman Badge shall be awarded to any soldier who has participated in active ground combat, no less than one time, and came out victorious during an official operational mission. Shall be awarded once per Campaign, up to 4 times. Subsequent awards are denoted by 1 silver star per additional award, attached to the top of the badge.

  4. Expert Infantryman Badge

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    ACTUAL: The Expert Infantryman Badge, or EIB, 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 EIB 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 EIB, the soldier must complete a number of prerequisites and pass a battery of graded tests on basic infantry skills.

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    3/75: The Expert Infantryman Badge is awarded to Soldiers who successfully complete the Expert Infantryman Course in the 3rd Ranger Battalion.

  5. Combat Medical Badge

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    ACTUAL: Originally established as the Medical Badge, the Combat Medical Badge (CMB) was created by the War Department on 1 March 1945. It could be awarded to officers, warrant officers, and enlisted Soldier of the Medical Department assigned or attached to the medical detachment of infantry regiments, infantry battalions, and elements thereof designated as infantry in tables of organization or tables of organization and equipment. Its evolution stemmed from a requirement to recognize medical aid-men who shared the same hazards and hardships of ground combat on a daily basis with the infantry Soldier. Though established almost a year and a half after the Combat Infantry Badge (CIB), it could be awarded retroactively to 7 December 1941 to fully qualified personnel.

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    3/75: The Combat Medical Badge shall be awarded to any member, at the rank of Colonel or below, who is assigned or attached to a medical unit (company or smaller size) which provides medical support to a ground combat arms unit. The individual must be performing medical duties while simultaneously being actively engaged by the enemy.

  6. Expert Field Medical Badge

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    ACTUAL :The Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) is a United States Army decoration first created on June 18, 1965. This badge is the non-combat equivalent of the Combat Medical Badge (CMB) and is awarded to medical personnel of the US Military who successfully complete a set of qualification tests including both written and performance portions.

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    3/75: The Expert Field Medical Badge shall be awarded to soldiers who successfully complete the Expert Field Medical Course in the 3rd Ranger Battalion/

  7. Aviator Wings

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    ACTUAL: 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. The recruiting and training of enlisted Aviators ended in 1933.

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    3/75: The Aviator Badge shall be awarded to soldiers who successfully complete flight training and are inducted into the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), 16th Special Operations Squadron or 38th Rescue Squadron as a Pilot, Copilot or Aerial Gunner.

  8. Senior Aviator Badge

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    ACTUAL: 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. The recruiting and training of enlisted Aviators ended in 1933.

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    3/75: Aviators with no less than 3 months time in grade at Chief Warrant Officer 3 or higher qualify for the Senior Aviator Badge.

  9. Master Aviator Badge

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    ACTUAL: 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. The recruiting and training of enlisted Aviators ended in 1933.

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    3/75: Aviators with no less than 3 months time in grade at Chief Warrant Officer 4 or higher qualify for the Master Aviator Badge.

  10. Pathfinder Badge

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    ACTUAL: The Pathfinder Badge is a military badge of the United States Army awarded to soldiers who successfully complete the U.S. Army Pathfinder School at Fort Benning, Georgia. To be awarded the Pathfinder Badge, the soldier must complete Pathfinder instruction in advanced land navigation, advanced scouting, tactical air traffic control in the field, and the control of parachute operations; the badge is awarded on completing several examinations under field training exercise (FTX) conditions. Examinations include proficiency in sling load rigging and execution, planning and execution of helicopter landing zones (HLZ), air traffic control operations, aerial delivery of troops and supplies, and several others.

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    3/75: Awarded to those who pass the Pathfinder School.

  11. Special Operations Diver Badge

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    ACTUAL: The United States Army issues two different types of diver badges, one for Army engineer diver and one for Army special operations divers. Army engineer diver badges are awarded in four degrees (second-class diver, salvage diver, first-class diver, and master diver) while Army special operations diver badges are awarded in two degrees (diver and diving supervisor). The second-class and first-class diver badges are identical to those issued by U.S. naval forces.

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    3/75: The Special Operations Diver Badge shall be awarded to soldiers who successfully complete Combat Diver Qualification.

  12. Military Freefall Parachutist Badge

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    ACTUAL: The Military Freefall Badge original design was submitted in March 1983 by Sergeant First Class Gregory A. Dailey of SFODA-552, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group. Updates on the design, adding a Master Military Freefall Parachutist Badge were submitted by General Wayne A. Downing of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and James Phillips of the Special Forces Association. The badge was approved for wear by U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) on 1 October 1994. Unrestricted wear was approved on 7 July 1997 by General Dennis Reimer.

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    3/75: The Military Freefall Parachutist Badge shall be awarded to soldiers who successfully complete Military Free Fall Qualification.

  13. Basic Airborne Badge

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    ACTUAL: The Parachutist 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.

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    3/75: The Basic Parachute Badge shall be awarded to soldiers who have successfully complete Airborne School.

  14. Basic Parachutist Badge 2

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    ACTUAL: The original Army Parachutist Badge was designed in 1941 by Captain (later Lieutenant General) William P. Yarborough and approved by the Department of the Army in March of that year. The Parachutist Badge replaced the "Parachutist Patch" which had previously worn as a large patch on the side of a paratrooper's garrison cap. LTG Yarborough also designed the Senior and Master Parachutist Badges and the addition of stars to portray the number of combat jumps.

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    3/75: Complete two successful combat jumps between official Operations and Airborne School(s).

  15. Basic Parachutist Badge 3

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    ACTUAL: The original Army Parachutist Badge was designed in 1941 by Captain (later Lieutenant General) William P. Yarborough and approved by the Department of the Army in March of that year. The Parachutist Badge replaced the "Parachutist Patch" which had previously worn as a large patch on the side of a paratrooper's garrison cap. LTG Yarborough also designed the Senior and Master Parachutist Badges and the addition of stars to portray the number of combat jumps.

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    3/75: Complete three successful combat jumps between official Operations and Airborne School(s).

  16. Basic Parachutist Badge 4

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    ACTUAL: The original Army Parachutist Badge was designed in 1941 by Captain (later Lieutenant General) William P. Yarborough and approved by the Department of the Army in March of that year. The Parachutist Badge replaced the "Parachutist Patch" which had previously worn as a large patch on the side of a paratrooper's garrison cap. LTG Yarborough also designed the Senior and Master Parachutist Badges and the addition of stars to portray the number of combat jumps.

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    3/75: Complete four successful combat jumps between official Operations and Airborne School(s).

  17. Basic Parachutist Badge 5

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    ACTUAL: The original Army Parachutist Badge was designed in 1941 by Captain (later Lieutenant General) William P. Yarborough and approved by the Department of the Army in March of that year. The Parachutist Badge replaced the "Parachutist Patch" which had previously worn as a large patch on the side of a paratrooper's garrison cap. LTG Yarborough also designed the Senior and Master Parachutist Badges and the addition of stars to portray the number of combat jumps.

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    3/75: Complete five successful combat jumps between official Operations and Airborne School(s).

  18. Basic Parachutist Badge 6

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    ACTUAL: The original Army Parachutist Badge was designed in 1941 by Captain (later Lieutenant General) William P. Yarborough and approved by the Department of the Army in March of that year. The Parachutist Badge replaced the "Parachutist Patch" which had previously worn as a large patch on the side of a paratrooper's garrison cap. LTG Yarborough also designed the Senior and Master Parachutist Badges and the addition of stars to portray the number of combat jumps.

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    3/75: Complete six or more successful combat jumps between official Operations and Airborne School(s).

  19. Senior Parachutist Badge

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    ACTUAL: The original Army Parachutist Badge was designed in 1941 by Captain (later Lieutenant General) William P. Yarborough and approved by the Department of the Army in March of that year. The Parachutist Badge replaced the "Parachutist Patch" which had previously worn as a large patch on the side of a paratrooper's garrison cap. LTG Yarborough also designed the Senior and Master Parachutist Badges and the addition of stars to portray the number of combat jumps.

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    3/75: Complete Jump Master School, Must have 5 training jump schools completed to attend. Complete 10 successful jumps between official Operations and Airborne School(s).

  20. Master Parachutist Badge

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    ACTUAL: The original Army Parachutist Badge was designed in 1941 by Captain (later Lieutenant General) William P. Yarborough and approved by the Department of the Army in March of that year. The Parachutist Badge replaced the "Parachutist Patch" which had previously worn as a large patch on the side of a paratrooper's garrison cap. LTG Yarborough also designed the Senior and Master Parachutist Badges and the addition of stars to portray the number of combat jumps.

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    3/75: Have met requirements and been awarded Senior Parachutist Badge. Complete 10 additional (20 total) successful jumps between official Operations and Airborne School(s).

  21. Air Assault Badge

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    ACTUAL: According to the United States Army Institute of Heraldry, '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'. The division had been reorganized from parachute to airmobile in mid-1968 in Vietnam and designated the 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile). The parenthetical designation changed to Air Assault on 4 October 1974 and the name of the badge was likewise changed.

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    3/75: The Air Assault Badge shall be awarded to soldiers who successfully complete Air Assault School.

  22. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge

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    ACTUAL: The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge is a military badge of the United States Armed Forces which recognizes those service members, qualified as explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians, who are specially trained to deal with the construction, deployment, disarmament, and disposal of high explosive munitions and may include other types of ordnance such as nuclear, biological and chemical weapons along with improvised explosive devices (IED) and improvised nuclear devices (IND). Also known as the “EOD Badge” or "Crab", the decoration is issued by the United States Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. The EOD Badge is the only occupational badge awarded to all four services under the United States Department of Defense.

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    3/75: The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge shall be awarded to soldiers who successfully complete Explosives Qualification.

  23. Marksmanship Badge (Marksman)

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    ACTUAL: A Marksmanship Badge is a military badge of the United States Armed Forces or a U.S. Civilian badge which is presented to personnel upon successful completion of a weapons qualification course (known as Marksmanship Qualification Badges) or high placement in an official marksmanship competition (known as Marksmanship Competition Badges).

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    3/75: Score 90 out of 120 hits with the service rifle during rifle qualification.

  24. Marksmanship Badge (Sharpshooter)

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    ACTUAL: A Marksmanship Badge is a military badge of the United States Armed Forces or a U.S. Civilian badge which is presented to personnel upon successful completion of a weapons qualification course (known as Marksmanship Qualification Badges) or high placement in an official marksmanship competition (known as Marksmanship Competition Badges).

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    3/75: Score 115 out of 120 hits with the service rifle during rifle qualification.

  25. Marksmanship Badge (Expert)

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    ACTUAL: A Marksmanship Badge is a military badge of the United States Armed Forces or a U.S. Civilian badge which is presented to personnel upon successful completion of a weapons qualification course (known as Marksmanship Qualification Badges) or high placement in an official marksmanship competition (known as Marksmanship Competition Badges).

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    3/75: Score 118 out of 120 hits with the service rifle during rifle qualification.

  26. Overseas Service Bar

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    ACTUAL: The Overseas Service Bar is an accouterment on United States Army dress uniforms that indicates a soldier has served in a combat zone. They are displayed as an embroidered gold bar worn horizontally on the right sleeve of the Class A uniform and the Army Service Uniform. [1] Overseas Service Bars are cumulative, in that each bar worn indicates another deployment period. Time spent overseas/ deployed is also cumulative, meaning one bar could be earned for two separate missions in one operation.

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    3/75: The Overseas Service Bar is issued automatically (no official announcement) after a soldiers participates in an Official Campaign Operation, serving in a minimum of one mission during that operation.

  27. Service Stripes

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    ACTUAL: In 1777 the French ancien régime army had used Galons d'ancienneté, or "Seniority Braid" (cloth braid chevrons nicknamed brisures > "breaks") worn on the upper sleeves awarded for each seven years of enlistment.[4] Soldiers who wore such emblems were called briscards. The practice was continued in Napoleon Bonaparte's army in which they were awarded for 10, 15, and 20 years of service. The French Army later moved them to the lower sleeves and the rank stripes to the upper sleeves. Service chevrons were worn on the lower left sleeve and Wound Stripes were worn on the lower right sleeve (influencing the American Wound Chevron device).
    Sleeve stripes are worn only by enlisted personnel. U.S. Army soldiers wear their stripes on the bottom cuff of the left sleeve and Overseas Service Bars on the right one. Service stripes are only worn on formal uniforms, and are not seen on work uniforms.

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    3/75: The Service Stripe is authorized to be worn each stripe for three month of service, In contrast to the U.S. Army, a service stripe is authorized for wear by enlisted personnel upon completion of the specified service time frame (three months), regardless of the service member's disciplinary history. For example, a soldier with several non-judicial punishments and courts-martial would still be authorized a service stripe for three months service, although the Good Conduct Medal would be denied.

  28. Appurtenance - Numerals

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    ACTUAL: Numerals are attached and worn on the Non-Commissioned Officer's Development Ribbon to indicate completion of additional leadership training.

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    3/75: Numeral 2 is awarded upon completion of Advanced Leaders Course. Numeral 3 is awarded upon completion of First Sergeant School.

  29. Appurtenance - Bronze V

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    ACTUAL: Awarded at discretion of Battalion or Company Commander for Heroism or Valor in combat during an official operation mission. Also awarded to OSUT Honor Graduates.

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    3/75: May be worn when awarded in conjunction with the following medals and ribbons: Bronze Star, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, any other other award at command discretion. Also worn upon the Army Service Ribbon by RASP Honor Graduates.

  30. Appurtenance - Oak Leaf Clusters

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    ACTUAL: The bronze Oak Leaf Cluster is awarded to and worn by Army personnel on US decorations to denote the second and subsequent awards. A silver Oak Leaf Cluster is worn in lieu of five (5) bronze clusters. Oak Leaf Clusters are also worn on unit citations for the same purpose.

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    3/75: May be worn upon the following awards: Distinguished Service Cross, Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal. May also be worn upon the following Unit Citations: Presidential Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Award, and Army Superior Unit Award.

  31. Appurtenance - Service Stars

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    ACTUAL: A five-pointed bronze star is worn on service ribbons to denote subsequent awards. A Silver Service Star is worn in lieu of five bronze stars.

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    3/75: Service stars may be worn upon the following awards: Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.

  32. Appurtenance - Arrowhead

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    ACTUAL: A bronze replica of an Indian arrowhead 1/4-inch tall. It denotes participation in a combat parachute jump or air assault insertion via helicopter during an official operation.

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    3/75: May be worn upon the Operation Ribbon in which the Airborne or Air Assault mission was completed.

  33. Appurtenance - Clasps

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    ACTUAL: Subsequent Awards of the Good Conduct Medal are represented by a clasp with knots placed on the medal or ribbon.

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    3/75: Bronze clasps indicate the second (two loops) through fifth award (five loops); silver clasps indicate sixth (one loop) through tenth award (five loops); and gold clasps indicate eleventh (one loop) through the fifteenth award (5 loops). Second, fifth, sixth, and tenth award are pictured.

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