army commendation medal

ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL
ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL
The Army Commendation Medal is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States other than General Officers who, while serving in any capacity with the U.S. Army after December 6, 1941, distinguished themselves by heroism, meritorious achievement or meritorious service. The medal may be awarded to a member of another branch of the U.S. Armed Forces or of a friendly foreign nation who, after June 1, 1962, distinguishes themselves by an act of heroism, extraordinary achievement, or significant meritorious service which has been of mutual benefit to the friendly nation and the United States.[3]

Criteria and appearance
The Army Commendation Medal is awarded to American and foreign military personnel in the grade of O-6 (Colonel in the U.S. Army) and below who have performed noteworthy service in any capacity with the United States Army. Qualifying service for the award of the medal can be for distinctive meritorious achievement and service, acts of courage involving no voluntary risk of life, or sustained meritorious performance of duty. Approval of the award must be made by an officer in the grade of Colonel (O-6) or higher.

The medallion of the Army Commendation Medal is a bronze hexagon, 13⁄8 inches wide. On the medallion is an American bald eagle with wings spread horizontally, grasping in its talons three crossed arrows. On its breast is a shield paly of thirteen pieces and a chief. The reverse bears a panel for naming between the words FOR MILITARY above and MERIT below, all placed above a laurel sprig. The ribbon is 13⁄8 inches wide primarily of myrtle green. It is edged in white and in the center are five thin white stripes spaced equally apart.

Devices
  • Oak leaf cluster (for subsequent awards)
  • "V" Device (for valorous actions in direct contact with an enemy)
  • "C" Device (for meritorious service or achievement under combat conditions. Unofficially called the Combat Commendation. Retroactive Awards are not authorized for medals awarded before January 7, 2016)
  • "R" Device (for direct and immediate impact on combat operations from a remote location)
  1. GREEN BERETS Payne, Thomas Patrick

    SURNAME Payne FORENAME Thomas Patrick UNIT USASOC (instructor) RANK Sergeant Major NUMBER AWARD Medal Of Honor, Bronze Star with bronze "V" Device and three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with Bronze “V” device and one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster; PLACE Operation...
  2. GREEN BERETS Waymire, Jackie L.

    SURNAME Waymire FORENAME Jackie L. UNIT 5 SF Group (Company B,Det A-218) (2 M.S.F.C.) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 15688393 AWARD Distinguished Service Cross,Bronze Star with V device,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1966-67 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  3. GREEN BERETS Watson, Ronald Leonard

    SURNAME Watson FORENAME Ronald Leonard UNIT 5 SF Group (MACV- SOG - CCN) (RT Intruder) RANK Captain NUMBER 462729563 AWARD Bronze Star,Air Medal,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1971 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  4. GREEN BERETS Wall, Sterling Aiden

    SURNAME Wall FORENAME Sterling Aiden UNIT 5 SF Group (Company B,Det A-251) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER OF 106034 AWARD Bronze Star,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1967 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  5. GREEN BERETS Walker, William Wayman

    SURNAME Walker FORENAME William Wayman UNIT 5 SF Group (Company A,Det B-33) RANK Captain NUMBER 258524875 AWARD Distinguished Service Cross,Bronze Star with V device with 2 oak leaf clusters,Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster PLACE South Vietnam 1970 ADDITIONAL...
  6. GREEN BERETS VonKleist, Austin Richard

    SURNAME VonKleist FORENAME Austin Richard UNIT 5 SF Group (Company C,Det A-112) (1 M.S.F.C. - 112 Company) RANK Sergeant First Class NUMBER 13321331 AWARD Bronze Star with V device,Army Commendation Medal with V device,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1967 ADDITIONAL...
  7. GREEN BERETS Voigt, Arno Joseph

    SURNAME Voigt FORENAME Arno Joseph UNIT 5 SF Group (Company E,Det B-52) (Project Delta) RANK Sergeant First Class NUMBER 454581173 AWARD Silver Star,Bronze Star,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1970 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  8. GREEN BERETS Vessels, Charles Robert

    SURNAME Vessels FORENAME Charles Robert UNIT 5 SF Group (MACV-SOG-CCC) (FOB 2) (ST Oregon,Bright Light) RANK Sergeant First Class NUMBER 13432422 AWARD Bronze Star,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1966 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  9. GREEN BERETS VanAlstine, Merle Owen

    SURNAME VanAlstine FORENAME Merle Owen UNIT 5 SF Group (Det B-22) (2 M.S.F.C.) RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 18554904 AWARD Air Medal,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1964-65 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  10. GREEN BERETS Towery, Herman Turner

    SURNAME Towery FORENAME Herman Turner UNIT 1 SF Group (Company B,Det A-211) RANK Captain NUMBER 0-5312074 AWARD Silver Star,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1964 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  11. GREEN BERETS Torres, Estevan

    SURNAME Torres FORENAME Estevan UNIT 5 SF Group (Company E) (MACV-SOG) (Det B-56,Project Sigma) RANK Sergeant First Class NUMBER 18224001 AWARD Bronze Star,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1968 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DOW - see Roll of Honour
  12. GREEN BERETS Thorne, Larry Alan

    SURNAME Thorne FORENAME Larry Alan UNIT 7 SF Group (Company A,1 Bn,Det A-734) + 5 SF Group (MACV- SOG) (RT Iowa) RANK Captain NUMBER 0-2287104 AWARD Distinguished Flying Cross,Bronze Star,Air Medal,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1964-65 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA -...
  13. GREEN BERETS Thompson, Carroll U.,Jr

    SURNAME Thompson FORENAME Carroll U.,Jr UNIT 5 SF Group (Det A-103) RANK Captain NUMBER 0-5316629 AWARD Silver Star,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1966 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  14. GREEN BERETS Tannenbaum, Donald Charles

    SURNAME Tannenbaum FORENAME Donald Charles UNIT 5 SF Group (Company D,Det B-43) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 017267764 AWARD Silver Star,Bronze Star with V device with oak leaf cluster,Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster PLACE South Vietnam 1970 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...
  15. GREEN BERETS Stubbs, William Wentworth Wilbur

    SURNAME Stubbs FORENAME William Wentworth Wilbur UNIT 5 SF Group (MACV- SOG - CCC) (RT California) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 559846274 AWARD Silver Star,Army Commendation Medal with V device PLACE Laos 1969 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  16. GREEN BERETS Stopher, Gale,Jr

    SURNAME Stopher FORENAME Gale,Jr UNIT 5 SF Group (Company C,Det A-101) RANK Master Sergeant NUMBER 306265567 AWARD Silver Star,Bronze Star with V device,Air Medal,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1969-70 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  17. GREEN BERETS Stockman, Gene Wallace

    SURNAME Stockman FORENAME Gene Wallace UNIT 5 SF Group (MACV-SOG) (Task Force Advisory Element 1) RANK Sergeant First Class NUMBER 164342687 AWARD Bronze Star,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1971 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  18. GREEN BERETS Machata, Rudolph George

    SURNAME Machata FORENAME Rudolph George UNIT 5 SF Group (MACV-SOG -CCN) RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER AWARD Army Commendation Medal with V device PLACE South Vietnam 1969 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  19. GREEN BERETS Williams, Matthew O.

    SURNAME Williams FORENAME Matthew O. UNIT 3 SF Group (Det A-3336,Company C,3 Bn) RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER AWARD Medal of Honor, Bronze Star with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal PLACE Afghanistan 2008 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 03.10.1981, Boerne...
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