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Service Ribbons Accouterments

 

 

Oak
Leaves


Silver Oak Leaf


Bronze Oak Leaf

Silver

Bronze

Oak
Leaf Clusters.
A
bronze or silver twig of four oak leaves
with three acorns on the stem, 13/32 inch
(1.03cm) long for the suspension ribbon,
and 5/16 inch (.79cm) long for the service
ribbon bar and the unit award emblem is
issued to denote award of second and
succeeding awards of decorations (other
than the Air Medal), the Army Reserve
Components Achievement Medal, and unit
awards. A silver Oak Leaf Cluster is worn
instead of five Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters.
Oak Leaf Clusters are not issued for the
Legion of Merit awarded in degrees to
foreign nationals. The 5/16 inch (.79cm)
Oak Leaf Clusters joined together in
series of 2, 3, and 4 clusters are
authorized for optional purchase and wear
of service ribbons and unit award emblems.

Numerals


Bronze Numerals


Gold Numerals

Bronze

Gold

Numerals.
Arabic
numerals 3/16 inch (.48cm) in height are
issued instead of a medal or ribbon for
second and subsequent awards of the Air
Medal, Multinational Force and Observers
Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon and the
Army Reserve Components Overseas Training
Ribbon. The ribbon denotes the first award
and numerals starting with the numeral 2
denote the additional awards. The numeral
worn on the NCO Professional Development
Ribbon will denote the highest completed
level of NCO development. The numerals are
to be centered on the suspension ribbon of
the medal or the ribbon bar. First through
10th awards are represented by the Bronze
numerals; the Gold numerals signify the
11th through 20th award.

"V"
Device


"V" Device

V
Device.
The
"V" device is a bronze block
letter, V, 1/4 inch (.64cm) high with
serifs at the top of the members. It is
worn to denote participation in acts of
heroism involving conflict with an armed
enemy. It was originally worn only on the
suspension and service ribbons of the
Bronze Star Medal to denote an award for
heroism (valor). Effective 29 Feb 1964,
the "V" device was also
authorized for wear on the Air Medal and
Army Commendation Medal for heroic acts or
valorous deeds not warranting awards of
the Distinguished Flying Cross or the
Bronze Star Medal with "V"
device. Effective 25 Jun 1963, the
"V" device was authorized
additionally for wear on the Joint Service
Commendation Medal when the award is for
acts of valor (heroism) during
participation in combat operations. In the
case of multiple "V" devices for
the same award, only one "V"
device is worn on the service ribbons.

Clasps

Good
Conduct Medal Clasps

 


1 Knot Silver Bar


1 Knot Gold Bar


2 Knot Bronze Bar


2 Knot Silver Bar


2 Knot Gold Bar


3 Knot Bronze Bar


3 Knot Silver Bar


3 Knot Gold Bar


4 Knot Bronze Bar


4 Knot Silver Bar


4 Knot Gold Bar


5 Knot Bronze Bar


5 Knot Silver Bar


5 Knot Gold Bar

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Good
Conduct Medal Clasp.
A
1/8 inch (.32cm) by 1 3/8 inches (3.49cm)
bar of bronze, silver or gold, with loops
indicative of each period of service. The
bronze clasps are worn for the 2d through
5th award; silver 6th through 10th award;
gold 11th through 15th award respectively.

World
War I Victory Medal

Campaign
Clasps

 


Cambrai Clasp


Somme Offensive Clasp


Somme Defensive Clasp


Oise-Aisne Clasp


Lys Clasp


Ypes-Lys Clasp


Aisne Clasp


St Mihiel Clasp


Montdidier-Noyon Clasp


Meuse-Argonne Clasp


Champagne-Marne Clasp


Vittorio-Veneto Clasp


Aisne-Marne Clasp


Defense Sector CLasp

World
War I Victory Medal Clasps.

The battle clasp is a bronze bar 1/8 inch
(.32cm) by 1 1/2 inches (3.81cm) with the
name of the campaign or words
"Defensive Sector," with a star
at each end of the inscription. The battle
clasp was awarded for each of the major
operations for individuals actually
present under competent orders. The
campaigns are as follows:

Cambrai

Somme,
Offensive

Somme,
Defensive

Oise-Aisne

Lys

Ypres-Lys

Aisne

St
Mihiel

Montdidier-Noyon

Meuse-Argonne

Champagne-Marne

Vittorio-Vento

Aisne-Marne

Defensive
Sector

 

World
War I Victory Medal

Service
Clasp

 


England Clasp


Italy Clasp


France


Russia Clasp


Siberia Clasp

World War
I Victory Medal Clasps.
The
service clasp is a bronze bar 1/8 inch
(.32cm) by 1 1/2 inches (3.81cm) with the
name of the country which the service was
performed inscribed thereon. The service
clasp was awarded to personnel who served
overseas in a specific area that were not
entitled to a battle clasp. The service
clasps authorized are as follows:

England

Russia

France

Siberia

Italy

American
Defense Service Medal Clasp


Foreign Service Clasp

American
Defense Service Medal Clasp.
A
bronze bar 1/8 inch (.32cm) by 1 1/2
inches (3.81cm) with the words
"Foreign Service" and with a
star at each end of the inscription. The
clasp is worn on the suspension ribbon to
indicate service outside the Continental
United States. A bronze star is worn on
the service ribbon in lieu of the foreign
service clasp.

Army
of Occupation Medal Clasp


Germany Clasp


Japan Clasp

Army
of Occupation Medal Clasp.
The
clasp is a bronze bar 1/8 inch (.32cm) by
1 1/2 inches (3.81cm) with the word
"GERMANY" or "JAPAN"
inscribed thereon, to denote occupation
duty rendered in Europe and/or the Far
East.

Antarctica
Service Medal Clasp


Bronze Wintered Over Clasp


Gold Wintered Over Clasp


Silver Wintered Over Clasp

American
Service Medal Clasp.
A
clasp bearing the words "WINTERED
OVER" for wear on the suspension
ribbon of the medal awarded in bronze for
the first winter, in gold for the second
winter, and in silver for the third
winter. The clasp is 1 1/4 inches (3.18cm)
by 1/4 inch (.64cm) with raised letters
within 1 1/32 inch (.08cm) rim.

Service
Stars


Bronze Service Star


Silver Service Star

 

Service
Stars.
Service
stars are worn on campaign and service
ribbons to denote an additional award. The
service star is a bronze or silver
five-pointed star 3/16 inch (.48cm) in
diameter. A silver star is worn instead of
five bronze service stars. The bronze star
is also affixed to the parachutist badge
to denote participation in a combat
parachutist jump, retroactive to 7 Dec
1941. Service stars are authorized for
wear on the following campaign and service
medals and or ribbons:

 

World
War I Victory Medal

Vietnam
Service Medal

American
Defense Service Medal

National
Defense Service Medal

American
Campaign Medal

Humanitarian
Service Medal

Asiatic-Pacific
Medal

Prisoner
of War Medal

European-African-Middle
Eastern Campaign Medal

Southwest
Asia Service Medal

Korean
Service Medal

Military
Outstanding Volunteer Service
Medal

Armed
Forces Expeditionary Medal

 

Arrowhead

 


Arrowhead

Arrowhead.
The
arrowhead is a bronze replica of an Indian
arrowhead 1/4 inch (.64cm) high. It
denotes participation in a combat
parachute jump, helicopter assault
landing, combat glider landing, or
amphibious assault landing, while assigned
or attached as a member of an organized
force carrying out an assigned tactical
mission. A soldier must actually exit the
aircraft or watercraft to receive assault
credit. Individual assault credit is tied
directly to the combat assault credit
decision for the unit to which the soldier
is attached or assigned at the time of the
assault. Should a unit be denied assault,
no assault credit will accrue to the
individual soldiers of the unit. It is
worn on the service and suspension ribbons
of the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign,
European-Africa-Middle Eastern Campaign,
Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Service
Medal and Armed Force Expeditionary Medal.
Only one arrowhead will be worn on any
ribbon.

Ten-Year
Device


Bronze Ten-Year Device


Silver Ten-Year Device


Gold Ten-Year Device

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Ten-Year
Device.
A
bronze, silver and gold hourglass with
Roman numeral "X" superimposed
5/16 inch (.79cm) in height to be worn on
the service and suspension ribbon of the
Armed Forces Reserve Medal. The bronze
hourglass indicates 10 years service;
silver hourglass indicates 20 years
service; gold hourglass indicates 30 years
service.

Berlin
Airlift Device


Berlin Airlift Device

Berlin
Airlift Device.
A
gold color metal miniature of a C-54 type
aircraft of 3/8 inch (.95cm) wingspan. The
device is awarded to indicate 90 days
consecutive service between 26 Jun 1948
and 30 Sep 1949. It is worn on the service
and suspension ribbons of the Army of
Occupation Medal.


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