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Army Commendation Medal


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The Army Commendation Medal is awarded to any member, other than General Officers, of the Armed Forces that distinguishes himself or herself by heroism, meritorious achievement or meritorious service which are of a lesser degree than that required for the Bronze Star Medal. The act justifying the award may entail aerial flight, and it may be made for made for noncombatant-related acts of heroism which do not meet the requirements for an award of the Soldier's Medal.

These acts must have been performed after 6 December 1941, while serving in any capacity with the Army. A member of the military service of a friendly foreign country who, after 1 June 1962, distinguishes himself/herself by an act of heroism, extraordinary achievement, or meritorious service if it has been of a joint benefit to both his/her nation and the United States may also be awarded the Army Commendation Medal.

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