What Are Some Army Unit Awards?


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Some examples of Army unit awards are the Valorous Unit Award, Superior Unit Award and Army Meritorious Unit Commendation. The Army Superior Unit Award is given for an outstanding performance by a unit in a difficult and challenging mission. The Army Valorous Unit Award is granted to units that show exceptional heroism in action on or after August 3, 1963. The Army Meritorious Unit Commendation is awarded for at least six months of outstanding service during a period of battle.

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The Army Valorous Unit Award is awarded for extraordinary acts of gallantry, determination and esprit de corps while serving with foreign military forces or against foreign militants. The award requires less heroism than what the Presidential Unit Citation would require, and is comparable to the Silver Star award. The ribbon is usually worn by all members of the receiving unit.

The Army Superior Unit Award is an award granted to units during peacetime for a meritorious performance while completing a challenging mission. The award, created in 1985, is a red and green ribbon enclosed in a gold frame. The Army Meritorious Unit Commendation is a scarlet ribbon in a gold frame with laurel leaves. It is an award given to units that show exemplary dedication and superior performance compared to other units performing similar tasks. Units larger than the size of a battalion rarely receive this award.

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