U.S. Army Medal, Badges and Insignia

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A Short History of Army Military Medals, Badges and Insignia
Revolutionary War (1775-1782)
War of 1812 (1812-1815)
The Mexican War (1844-1848)
Certificate of Merit (1905)
Civil War (1861-1865)
The Indian Campaign Medal (1865-1891)
Military Society Medals (1865-1913)
War with Spain (1898-1899)
Philippines, China and Central America (1900-1917)
World War I (1917-1918)
World War II (1941-1945)
The Cold War (1945 -1991)
Korea (1950-1954)
Army Vietnam (1961-1973)
Rebuilding the Army (1975-1990)
Army Gulf War (1991-1995)
Army Global War on Terrorism and The Liberation of   Afghanistan and Iraq (2001 to Present)
Army of the 21st Century
Army Seals and Emblems
Army Hat Badges, Buttons and Lapel Pins
Army Officer Rank Insignia
Army Enlisted Rank Insignia
Army Branch Insignia
Army Badges
Army Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
Army Military Medal Variations
Military Ribbon & Medal Wear Guide
U.S. Army Medals, Ribbons & Unit Awards
Foreign Military Decorations
Commonly Awarded Foreign Unit Awards
World War II Philippine Military Medals
United Nations Medals and Ribbons
NATO Medals
Other Foreign Medals
Commemorative Medals and Ribbons
How Medals and Ribbons are Worn
Wear of Medals, Ribbons and Insignia
on the Uniform
Wear of Awards by Veterans, Retirees and Former Service Members
Wear of the Uniform by Retired Personnel
How to Determine a Veteran’s Medals
Issue of U.S. Medals to Veterans, Retirees
and Their Families
Awards Displays that Honor American Veterans
U.S. Army Award Display World War II
U.S. Army Award Display WW 2, Europe and Pacific
U.S. Army Korean War Award Displays (1950-53)
Cold War Veteran Displays (1947-1991)
U.S. Army Vietnam Display Cases
U.S. Army Gulf War “Desert Storm” Displays
U.S. Army Afghanistan and Iraq Display Cases
U.S. Army Iraq Display Cases
Other Army Medal, Miniature Medals
and Ribbon Display Cases
U.S. Army Multi Wars Career Display Cases

Medal of Honor (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Distinguished Service Cross
Navy Cross
Air Force Cross
Coast Guard Cross
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Army Distinguished Service Medal
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
Homeland Security Dist. Service Medal
Transportation Dist. Service Medal
Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross
Soldier’s Medal
Navy & Marine Corps Medal
Airman’s Medal
Coast Guard Medal
Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Navy & Marine Corps Commendat’n Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Coast Guard Commendation Medal
Transportation 9-11 Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Coast Guard Achievement Medal
Coast Guard Commandant’s Letter of
Commendation Ribbon
Combat Action Ribbon (Navy, Marine Corps)
Air Force Combat Action Medal
Combat Action Ribbon (Coast Guard)
Gold Lifesaving Medal
Silver Lifesaving Medal
Prisoner of War Medal
Air Force Combat Readiness Medal
Army Good Conduct Medal
Reserve Special Commendation Ribbon
Navy Good Conduct Medal
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
Air Force Good Conduct Medal
Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal
Army Reserve Components Achievement
Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal
Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal
Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct Medal
Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year
Navy Fleet Marine Force Ribbon
Outstanding Airman of the Year Ribbon
Air Force Recognition Ribbon
Navy Expeditionary Medal
Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal
China Service Medal
American Defense Service Medal
Women’s Army Corps Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern
Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal
Navy Occupation Service Medal
Medal for Humane Action
National Defense Service Medal
Korean Service Medal
Antarctica Service Medal
Coast Guard Arctic Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal
Kosovo Campaign Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korea Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Army Sea Duty Ribbon
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Army N.C.O. Professional Development
Army Service Ribbon
Army Overseas Service Ribbon
Army Reserve Components Overseas
Training Ribbon
Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
Navy Arctic Service Ribbon
Naval Reserve Sea Service Ribbon
Navy & Marine Corps Overseas Service
Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon
Navy Recruit Training Service Ribbon
Navy Ceremonial Guard Ribbon
Navy Recruit Honor Graduate Ribbon
Naval Reserve Medal
Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon
Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon
Marine Security Guard Ribbon
Marine Combat Instructor Ribbon
Marine Corps Reserve Ribbon
Air Force Air & Space Campaign Medal
Air Force Nuclear  Deterrence Operation
Air Force Overseas Ribbon (Short Tour)
Air Force Overseas Ribbon (Long Tour)
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon
Air Force Special Duty Ribbon
Air Force Military Training Instructor

Air Force Recruiter Ribbon
Air Force N.C.O. Professional Military
Education Graduate Ribbon
Air Force Basic Military Training
Honor Graduate Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon
Transportation 9-11 Ribbon
Coast Guard Special Operations Service
Coast Guard Sea Service Ribbon
Coast Guard Restricted Duty Ribbon
Coast Guard Overseas Service Ribbon
Coast Guard Basic Training Honor
Graduate Ribbon
Coast Guard Recruiting Service Ribbon

Foreign Awards
Philippine Defense Ribbon
Philippine Liberation Ribbon
Philippine Independence Ribbon
United Nations Korean Service Medal
Inter-American Defense Board Medal
United Nations Medal
NATO Medal for Bosnia
NATO Medal for Kosovo
NATO Article 5 & Non-Article 5 Medals
Multinational Force & Observers Medal
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
Korean War Service Medal


Army Presidential Unit Citation
Air Force Presidential Unit Citation
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Army Valorous Unit Award
Air Force Gallant Unit Citation
Coast Guard Presidential Unit Citation
Army Meritorious Unit Commendation
Navy Unit Commendation
Air Force Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
D.O.T. Secretary’s Outstanding Unit Award
Coast Guard Unit Commendation
Army Superior Unit Award
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation
Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation
Navy “E” Ribbon
Coast Guard “E” Ribbon
Coast Guard Bicentennial Unit Commendation
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation

United States Army Medals, badges and Insignia can best be described as a beautifully detailed illustrated history of United States  Army military awards. There is a complete description of each military award issued by the Army  since the Civil War. The criteria, dates of the awards, background, symbolism and attachments are beautifully described in stunning color. The color plates of all United States military decorations, service medals, marksmanship medals and ribbons to include commonly awarded foreign medals and ribbons is presented in the order of precedence as dictated by the Army pyramid of honor. An especially interesting section on how to claim a families veterans medals free from the government also provides detailed explanations of how to read the military DD 214 discharge certificate. There is a marvelous section on how to wear and display Army awards. And without a doubt there is the most complete chapter on the devices for military awards and ribbons that I have ever seen published. It describes every device which can go on an Army medal or ribbon. There is a beautiful section which displays complete color ribbon charts for all the awards and ribbons of the Army,  since 1939  that is probably not available anywhere else in the world. At 220 pages the book is a remarkable value.