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Display of Awards
Who Gets and Who Wears Awards
Any member of the Air Combat Command can receive an award. Certain awards, when awarded, will be officially recognized in the Awards section of command announcements on the forums.
Other awards, specifically time in service awards and awards that are not for extraordinary service will automatically be obtained, and will not receive special recognition.
All awards will be tracked by 1st OSS Admin. Only individuals who hold the rank E-2 and above will receive a ribbon rack on their signature on the forums. All other individuals are not authorized to wear a ribbon rack.
Who Makes Ribbon Racks
All ribbon racks are made, and maintained by 1st OSS Admin. Only these individuals are authorized to edit racks. Anyone who edits their own ribbon rack does so at their own risk.
Issuing of Awards
Any Person currently a member of Air Combat Command may recommend an award for someone else. Their recommendation must be submitted through PERSCOM>Operations Center>Personnel Action Request>Award Nomination. Group Commanders and Squadron Commanders will then forward those recommendations to ACC Headquarters.
From time to time, when appropriate, ACC Headquarters will designate an award recommendation period where individuals and commands will be encouraged to submit award recommendations for a specific event or time period.
Sample Awards Recommendation
From: 2LT Boot
For: SGT Hardass
Award: [Specific Award Name] or "General Award" or "Meritorious Promotion to [Rank]"
Reason for Award: Write a specific reason. Remember the more specific you are the better the chance your recommendation will be approved.
Once ACC Headquarters has received an award recommendation or a series of award recommendations, they shall meet and deliberate the award recommendations. Then ACC Headquarters may deny, concur or alter an award if approved.
ACC Headquarters will not be obligated to provide reasons for its denial or acceptance of award recommendations, but may respond to direct inquiry if it feels it is appropriate.
Types of Awards
Extraordinary Service Medals
Extraordinary Service Medals are awarded to members of the unit who go above and beyond what is asked of them. Their actions generally leave a mark on the units’ policy or procedures. (Medal of Honor thru Defense Meritorious Service Medal)
Extraordinary Service to the Daily Operations of the Unit Medals
Extraordinary Service to the Daily Operations of the Unit Medals are awarded to members of the unit who go above and beyond what is asked of them. These individuals donate hours of their free time every week to keep the unit running. (Meritorious Service Medal)
Individual Performance Awards
Individual Performance Awards are awarded to those who go above and beyond what is asked of them. These individuals are always professional, and experts in their fields.
National Defense Awards
National Defense Awards are awarded to individuals who participate in unit combat operations. These also include specific campaign medals.
Time in Service Awards
Time in service awards are awarded to individuals of the unit who have completed a certain amount of time of service to the unit.
Unit awards are awarded to any sized element in the unit, for meritorious out outstanding service above their peers.
Joint Service Awards
Joint Service Awards are awarded to members of the unit who participate in joint operations with other ArmA Units.