ⓘ United States military award devices

                                     

ⓘ United States military award devices

The United States Armed Forces authorizes certain medal and ribbon devices that may be worn if authorized on a defined set of United States military decorations and awards. The devices vary between ​ 3 ⁄ 16 inch to ​ 13 ⁄ 32 inch in size and are usually attached to suspension and service ribbons of medals and to unit award ribbons. The devices are usually made of brass or metal alloys that appear gold, silver, or bronze in color with either a dull or polished look. The devices may denote additional awards of the same decoration or award, an award for valor or meritorious combat service, participation in a particular campaign, periods of honorable service, specific events, and other special meanings. These are sometimes referred to as award devices, but are most commonly referred to in service regulations and Department of Defense instructions simply as "devices" for awards and decorations.

On January 7, 2016, the Secretary of Defense approved two new devices for medals and ribbons: a "C" Device which will be affixed to multi-purpose performance awards in recognition of meritorious service under combat conditions and, an "R" Device which will be affixed to non-combat performance awards to specifically recognize remote but direct impact on combat operations. The "R" device is to be a bronze letter "R", ​ 1 ⁄ 4 inch in size. Both of the devices will be worn if authorized for wear, on specific decorations. The services have a year to implement these changes.

The following is a list of U.S. military service devices for medals and ribbons:

                                     
  • The United States Armed Forces awards and decorations are primarily the medals, service ribbons, and specific badges which recognize military service
  • Military badges of the United States are awards authorized by the United States Armed Forces that signify rating, qualification, or accomplishment in
  • The Awards and decorations of the United States Department of the Navy are the military awards and decorations which are presented to members of the United
  • A V device is a metal 1 4 - inch 6.4 mm capital letter V with serifs which, when worn on certain decorations awarded by the United States Armed Forces
  • decorations of the United States military United States military award devices DoD 1348.33 V2, P. 68 2 V3 P. 1 2 P. 7 Military Awards FAQs Archived September
  • An arabic numeral device or numeral device sometimes called an award numeral is a United States Armed Forces service device that may be authorized for
  • United States Coast Guard Military awards of the United States Department of the Navy United States military award devices Obsolete military awards of
  • award devices Marksmanship Ribbon Marksmanship Medal Marksmanship badges United States Awards and decorations of the United States military Small Arms
  • The Military Police Corps is the uniformed law enforcement branch of the United States Army. Investigations are conducted by Military Police Investigators
  • were awarded the Medal of Humane Action posthumously. United States military award devices Awards and decorations of the United States military Berlin