Wear of U.S. and foreign unit awards

Found in Section 29.11 Page 275

Applies to Gender Both



a. Description. Unit award emblems awarded with frames are worn with the laurel leaves of the frame pointing upward. Unit awards are worn on the right side of the uniform, regardless of which service awarded them. Only one emblem representing the same unit award is worn at one time. Personnel may wear unit awards when wearing full-size medals or service ribbons, but they may not wear them with miniature medals. Unit awards received from other U.S. Services that have a frame are worn with the Army (large-size) unit award citation frame. Unit awards of the other U.S. Services that do not have frames are worn on the right side, without frames. (See table 29–1 for authority to wear U.S. unit awards on a temporary or permanent basis.) The criteria for permanent and temporary wear of foreign unit awards are contained in AR 600–8–22.

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b. Where worn. Personnel may wear U.S. and foreign unit award emblems on the following uniforms.

(1) Male personnel. On the coats of the Army green, blue, and white uniforms, and the AG shade 415 shirt. (2) Female personnel. On the coats of the Army green, blue, and white uniforms, the Army green maternity tunic,

and the AG shade 415 shirt.

(3) Fourrageres and lanyards. Fourrageres and lanyards are authorized for wear on the coats of the uniforms listed in

paragraphs (1) and (2), above.

c. How worn. All permanent and temporary unit award emblems, with and without frames, are worn in the order of

precedence from the wearer’s right to left. Award emblems are worn in rows containing no more than three emblems per row, with no space between emblems, and with up to 1⁄8 inch space between rows, depending upon the size of emblems with frames. The emblems are worn as follows:

(1) Male personnel. Emblems with or without frames are worn centered with the bottom edge of the emblem 1/8 above the right breast pocket flag (see fig 29-13).

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(2) Female personnel. Emblems with or without frames are worn centered on the right side of the uniform, with the bottom edge 1⁄2 inch above the top edge of the nameplate (see fig 29–14).

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(3) Fourrageres and lanyards. Permanent and temporary fourrageres and lanyards, when authorized for wear accord- ing to AR 600–8–22, are worn on the left shoulder, with the cord passing under the sleeve and attached to the shoulder loop on the coat of the green and white uniforms, and on the enlisted blue uniforms. Officer personnel authorized to wear a fourragere or lanyard on the blue coat must attach a 20-ligne button to the left shoulder seam, 1⁄2 inch outside the collar edge, to attach these awards. Only one fourragere, lanyard, aiguillette, or cord is authorized for wear on each shoulder.

d. Foreign unit awards. If a foreign unit award is worn, personnel must wear at least one other U.S. decoration, service medal, or unit award. Foreign unit awards are worn after U.S. unit awards, by date of receipt. (See AR 600–8–22 for criteria for acceptance of foreign unit awards.) Foreign unit awards are worn as follows:

(1) French fourragere: when authorized for permanent or temporary wear.

(2) Belgian fourragere: only when authorized for permanent wear.

(3) Netherlands orange lanyard: only when authorized for permanent wear.

(4) The Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation is authorized for permanent wear, only. The blue portion of

the badge is worn to the wearer’s right. No oak leaf cluster or other appurtenance is authorized for wear with this award.

(5) The Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation is authorized for temporary or permanent wear, when authorized. The red portion of the central figure is worn uppermost. No oak leaf cluster or other appurtenance is authorized for wear with this award.

(6) The Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation is authorized for permanent wear only.

(7) The Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation is authorized for permanent wear only. (8) The Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation is authorized for permanent wear only.

(9) Individuals may not wear more than one Gallantry Cross Unit Citation and one Civil Actions Unit Citation; this precludes wear of the Vietnamese fourrageres, which represent additional unit awards.