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  • UNCLASSIFIED

    Army Regulation 600 – 8 – 22

    Personnel-General

    Military Awards

    Headquarters Department of the Army Washington, DC 5 March 2019

  • SUMMARY of CHANGE AR 600 – 8 – 22 Military Awards

    This administrative revision, dated 18 July 2019 — o Corrects internal references (paras 2–11g, 2–21a, 3–7c(3)(a), 3–21w(2), 8–13f, 8–13g).

    o Corrects sentence structure (para 3–18b(4)).

    o Corrects table (tables 3–1, 3–6, 5–1, and D–1).

    This administrative revision, dated 11 April 2019—

    o Supersedes Army Directive 2013-27, Army Instructor Badges and Personnel Development Skill Identifiers for Instructors in the Noncommissioned Officer Education System, dated 9 December 2013 (paras 1–32c(17)(a) and 8- 23).

    This major revision, dated 5 March 2019—

    o Clarifies U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Awards and Decorations Branch, responsibility for processing awards (para 1–7e(3)).

    o Updates guidance on time limitations for submission of award recommendations (para 1 – 14).

    o Provides updated guidance for lost award recommendations (1 – 15).

    o Clarifies guidance on duplication of awards (para 1 – 19).

    o Updates guidance and procedures for revocation of awards, badges, and tabs (paras 1–30, 1–31, and 1–32).

    o Incorporates Army Directive 2013 – 27 (Army Instructor Badges and Personnel Development Skill Identifiers for Instructors in the Noncommissioned Officer Education System) and adds the newly established Army Instructor Badges and awarding and rescinding authority (paras 1–32c(17)(a) and 8 – 23).

    o Updates guidance and procedures for awards to foreign military personnel and the table of approval authorities for U.S. decoration for foreign military personnel (para 1 – 38 and table 1 – 2).

    o Updates criteria and procedures for award of the Purple Heart guidance (para 2 – 8).

    o Adds information on the categories of Campaign, Expeditionary, and Service Medals (para 2 – 9).

    o Adds the newly established Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal (para 2 – 19).

    o Updates criteria and operations for the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals (paras 2 – 20 and 2 – 21).

    o Adds Operation OAKEN STEEL as an authorized operation for award of the Armed Forces Service Medal (table 2 – 6).

    o Updates and clarifies criteria and type of service for award of the Humanitarian Service Medal (para 2 – 24).

  • o Clarifies guidance and procedures for awarding the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (para 2 – 25).

    o Updates guidance for delegation of peacetime and wartime awards approval authority (paras 3 – 6 and 3 – 7).

    o Updates guidance for Stability operations (para 3 – 8).

    o Provides additional guidance for award of the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service (para 3 – 16).

    o Incorporates Army Directive 2017 – 20 (Timeliness of Valor Award Recommendations) (hereby superseded) to add new criteria regarding timely processing of Medal of Honor and other Valor awards (para 3 – 21).

    o Updates numerals and criteria for the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (table 5 – 1).

    o Adds guidance for the implementation of the newly created “C” and “R” devices (paras 6 – 6 and 6 – 7, respectively).

    o Updates criteria and clarifies guidance for award and processing of the Combat Infantryman, Medical, and Action Badges (paras 8 – 6, 8 – 7, and 8 – 8, respectively).

    o Updates guidance and combines paragraphs for the Aviation Badges (para 8 – 13).

    o Adds the newly established Military Horseman Identification Badge (para 8 – 33).

    o Reauthorizes award of the Gold Recruiter Badge (para 8–35b).

    o Adds guidance for acceptance and wear of Foreign Badges and Decorations (tables 9 – 2 and 9 – 3).

    o Prescribes DA Form 7777 (Center for Initial Military Training Graduation Certificate) (para 10 – 3).

    o Adds the online availability of unit citations and campaign participation registers (para B – 3).

    o Incorporates DA Pam 672 – 1 and DA Pam 672 – 3 (hereby superseded).

  • *This regulation supersedes AR 600-8-22, dated 25 June 2015; DA Pam 672-1, dated 24 March 2017; DA Pam 672-3, dated 24 March 2017; AD 2017-20, dated 7 July 2017; and AD 2013-27, dated 9 December 2013.

    AR 600–8–22 • 5 March 2019

    UNCLASSIFIED i

    Headquarters Department of the Army Washington, DC

    *Army Regulation 600 – 8 – 22

    5 March 2019 Effective 5 April 2019 Personnel-General

    Military Awards

    History. This publication is an adminis- trative revision. The portions affected by this administrative revision are listed in the summary of change.

    Summary. This regulation provides De- partment of the Army policy, criteria, and administrative instructions concerning indi- vidual military decorations, Army Good Conduct Medals, service medals and rib- bons, combat and special skill badges and tabs, unit decorations, trophies, and similar devices awarded in recognition of accom- plishments. It prescribes the policies and procedures concerning U.S. Army awards

    to foreign military personnel and foreign decorations to U.S. Army personnel.

    Applicability. This regulation applies to the Regular Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. It also applies to retired military personnel of all branches, foreign military personnel, and Department of De- fense Civilians, as indicated.

    Proponent and exception authority. The proponent of this regulation is the Dep- uty Chief of Staff, G – 1. The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval au- thority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating agency, in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activ- ities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activ- ity’s senior legal officer. All waiver re- quests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher head- quarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25 – 30 for specific guidance.

    Army internal control process. This regulation contains internal control provi- sions in accordance with AR 11 – 2 and identifies key internal controls that must be evaluated (see appendix G). Supplementation. Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of com- mand and local forms are prohibited with- out prior approval of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G – 1 (DAPE – MP), 300 Army Penta- gon, Washington, DC 20310 – 0300.

    Suggested improvements. Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recom- mended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to the Commander, U.S. Army Human Resources Command (AHRC – PDP – A), 1600 Spearhead Divi- sion Avenue, Fort Knox, KY 40122 – 5408 or via electronic mail to usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.tagd- awards@mail.mil.

    Distribution. This regulation is available in electronic media only and is intended for the Regular Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve.

    Contents (Listed by paragraph and page number)

    Chapter 1 Introduction, page 1

    Section I Overview, page 1 Purpose • 1 – 1, page 1 References and forms • 1 – 2, page 1 Explanation of abbreviations and terms • 1 – 3, page 1 Responsibilities • 1 – 4, page 1 Records management (recordkeeping) requirements • 1 – 5, page 1

    Section II Responsibilities, page 1

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  • Contents—Continued

    ii AR 600–8–22 • 5 March 2019

    Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) • 1 – 6, page 1 Deputy Chief of Staff, G – 1 • 1 – 7, page 1 Commandant, Adjutant General School • 1 – 8, page 2 Commanders of Army commands, Army service component commands, direct reporting units, and Principal Officials of

    Headquarters, Department of the Army agencies • 1 – 9, page 2

    Section III Principles and Standards, page 2 Principles of support • 1 – 10, page 2 Standards of service • 1 – 11, page 2

    Section IV Policy, Precedence, and Information, page 3 Objective and implementation • 1 – 12, page 3 Categories of individual awards • 1 – 13, page 3 Time limitation • 1 – 14, page 3 Lost recommendations • 1 – 15, page 4 Reconsideration or appeal of previous award recommendations • 1 – 16, page 4 Character of service • 1 – 17, page 5 Period of award • 1 – 18, page 5 Duplication of awards • 1 – 19, page 5 Interim awards and awards of a lesser decoration • 1 – 20, page 6 Impact awards • 1 – 21, page 6 Succeeding awards • 1 – 22, page 6 Recognition upon retirement • 1 – 23, page 6 Posthumous awards • 1 – 24, page 6 Conversion of awards • 1 – 25, page 7 Recognition of Reserve Component members upon death, discharge, or transfer to the Retired Reserve • 1 – 26, page 7 Announcement of awards • 1 – 27, page 9 Format, content, and distribution of orders • 1 – 28, page

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