On 16 May 1947, AR 260-15 announced Meritorious Unit Commendation, granted the wear of the Meritorious Unit Commendation emblem, and permitted the display of the scarlet Meritorious Unit Commendation streamer, which displayed the name of the applicable theater of operations in white letters.
All members of the unit cited for the award are approved to wear the emblem of the Meritorious Unit Commendation. The emblem is thought of as an individual decoration for those in connection with the cited acts and is approved to be worn if they continue as members of the unit or not. Other personnel serving with the unit are approved to wear the emblem to show that the unit is a recipient of the Meritorious Unit Commendation.
Army awards and decorations are approved accordance to the guidance contained in Army Regulation 600-8-22
. Rules for the proper wear of Army awards and decorations can be found in Army Regulation 670-1
. The policy for display of unit awards on guidons and flags and supply of streamers is found in AR 840-10.