Department of the Army Regulation 600-8-22

PersonnelóGeneral

Military Awards


11 December 2006

Effective date: 8 July 2007

Rapid Action Revision (RAR) issue date: 24 June 2013

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PIN: 071830000

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History. This publication is a rapid action revision. This rapid action revision is effective 24 June 2013. The portions affected by this rapid action revision are listed in the summary of change.

Summary. This regulation provides Department of the Army policy, criteria, and administrative instructions concerning individual military decorations, Good Conduct Medal, service medals and ribbons, combat and special skill badges and tabs, unit decorations, and trophies, and similar devices awarded in recognition of accomplishments. It prescribes the policies and procedures concerning United States Army awards to foreign military personnel and foreign decorations to United States Army personnel.

Applicability. This regulation applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the United States Army Reserve unless otherwise stated. It also applies to retired military personnel of all branches, foreign military personnel, and Department of Defense civilians as indicated.

Proponent and exception authority. The proponent of this regulation is the Deputy 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 authority, 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. Activities 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 activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specific guidance.

Army management control process. This regulation contains management control provisions in accordance with AR 11-2 , but it does not identify key management controls that must be evaluated.

Supplementation. Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command or local forms are prohibited without prior approval from Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, through Commander, U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Awards and Decorations Branch (AHRC-PDP-A), 1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5408.

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

Distribution. The publication is available in electronic media only and is intended for command levels A, B, C, D, and E for the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the United States Army Reserve.


This regulation supersedes Army Regulation 600-8-22, dated 25 February 1995; AR 672-7, Armed Forces Decorations for Foreign Military Personnel, 1 May 1985; and AR 672-9, Distinguished U.S. Army Service School Award, 19 June 1968. This edition publishes a rapid action revision of AR 600-8-22.


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