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. RANGERS 2 Badmilk, Richard (Dick)

    SURNAME Badmilk FORENAME Richard (Dick) UNIT Co.D (Ranger),75th Infantry RANK Specialist Fourth Class NUMBER AWARD Army Commendation Medal with V device PLACE South Vietnam 1970 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  2. GREEN BERETS Parker, David Allen

    SURNAME Parker FORENAME David Allen UNIT 5 SF Group (Company A,Det A-361) (Project Rapid Fire VIII) RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 18634297 AWARD Bronze Star with V device,Bronze Star,Army Commendation Medal with V device PLACE South Vietnam 1968 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll...
  3. GREEN BERETS Ovsak, George William

    SURNAME Ovsak FORENAME George William UNIT 5 SF Group (Company A,Det A-303) (Mobile Guerrilla Force) RANK Sergeant First Class NUMBER 17471680 AWARD Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1967 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  4. RANGERS 2 Murphy, William Joseph

    SURNAME Murphy FORENAME William Joseph UNIT Company C (Ranger),75th Infantry RANK Specialist Fourth Class NUMBER 222348031 AWARD Silver Star,Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster,Air Medal,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1970 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  5. USACAPOC Johnson, Donovan S.

    SURNAME Johnson FORENAME Donovan S. UNIT 96 Civil Affairs Bn (Airborne) (Company A) RANK Sergeant First Class NUMBER AWARD Army Commendation Medal with V device PLACE Afghanistan 2012 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  6. USACAPOC Hargrove, Kevin L.

    SURNAME Hargrove FORENAME Kevin L. UNIT 96 Civil Affairs Bn (Airborne) (Company A) RANK Sergeant First Class NUMBER AWARD Army Commendation Medal with V device PLACE Afghanistan 2012 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  7. GREEN BERETS Moreau, Eugene Raymond

    SURNAME Moreau FORENAME Eugene Raymond UNIT 5 SF Group (Det B-52) (Recon Team 2) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 21328398 AWARD Bronze Star with V device,Air Medal,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1966 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  8. GREEN BERETS Minutoli, John Robert

    SURNAME Minutoli FORENAME John Robert UNIT 5 SF Group (Company C) (Det C-1) (Signal Officer) RANK Captain NUMBER 0-99927 AWARD Bronze Star,Air Medal,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1967 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  9. GREEN BERETS Miller, Robert Richard

    SURNAME Miller FORENAME Robert Richard UNIT 5 SF Group (MACV-SOG-CCS) RANK Sergeant First Class NUMBER 426701013 AWARD Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1969 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  10. GREEN BERETS Miller, Norman Anthony

    SURNAME Miller FORENAME Norman Anthony UNIT 5 SF Group (MACV-SOG) RANK Sergeant First Class NUMBER 38466631 AWARD Bronze Star,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1968 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  11. GREEN BERETS Melton, Clifford Dean

    SURNAME Melton FORENAME Clifford Dean UNIT 5 SF Group (Company D,Det A-412) RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 27534360 AWARD Silver Star,Bronze Star,Air Medal with oak leaf cluster,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1965 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  12. GREEN BERETS Meares, Cecil Abner

    SURNAME Meares FORENAME Cecil Abner UNIT 5 SF Group (HQ and HQ Company) RANK Sergeant First Class NUMBER 14282137 AWARD Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1967 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  13. GREEN BERETS Lopez, Manuel Torres

    SURNAME Lopez FORENAME Manuel Torres UNIT 5 SF Group (Company D,Det A-402) (4 M.S.F.C.) RANK Sergeant First Class NUMBER 38707253 AWARD Distinguished Service Cross,Bronze Star,Air Medal,Army Commendation Medal with V device PLACE South Vietnam 1967 (BS) 1968 (DSC,ACM) ADDITIONAL...
  14. GREEN BERETS Lloyd, Douglas

    SURNAME Lloyd FORENAME Douglas UNIT 5 SF Group (Company A,Det A-333) RANK Master Sergeant NUMBER 53083515 AWARD Bronze Star,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1967 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DOW - see Roll of Honour
  15. GREEN BERETS Link, John Francis

    SURNAME Link FORENAME John Francis UNIT 5 SF Group (Det B-52) (Project Delta) RANK Specialist Fourth Class NUMBER 17731124 AWARD Distinguished Service Cross,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1968 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DOW - see Roll of Honour
  16. RANGERS 2 Lentz, Edward Martin

    SURNAME Lentz FORENAME Edward Martin UNIT Company E,51st Infantry (LRP) RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 19766579 AWARD Bronze Star with V device,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1968 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  17. RANGERS 2 Dona, Christopher Paul

    SURNAME Dona FORENAME Christopher Paul UNIT 75 Ranger Regiment (Company D,1 Bn) RANK Private First Class NUMBER AWARD Army Commendation Medal PLACE Afghanistan 2013 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  18. GREEN BERETS Legate, Richard Edward

    SURNAME Legate FORENAME Richard Edward UNIT 5 SF Group (HQ and HQ Company) (MACV-SOG-CCC) (FOB-2) (Spike Team) RANK Captain NUMBER 0-96430 AWARD Air Medal,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1967 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  19. GREEN BERETS Layton, James Richard

    SURNAME Layton FORENAME James Richard UNIT 1 SF Group (Company A) (MTT-4,UITG) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 420585366 AWARD Bronze Star,Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster PLACE South Vietnam 1972 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  20. GREEN BERETS Kuster, Steven Mark

    SURNAME Kuster FORENAME Steven Mark UNIT 5 SF Group (MACV-SOG-CCC) (Hatchet Force) RANK Specialist Fifth Class NUMBER 504526800 AWARD Bronze Star with 3 oak leaf clusters,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1968-70 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION previously served with 173 Airborne...
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