Reserve Components Achievement Medal
By Rod Powers, About.com Guide
The Reserve Components Achievement Medal is a Bronze medal of 1 ¼ inches in diameter. The face of the medal has a beveled edge twelve-pointed star with the points of the star lying over a laurel wreath. Centered in the star is a smaller laurel wreath with a torch between two swords pointed upward, crossed and bordered by two mullets. Centered below the words "ARMY NATIONAL GUARD" or "UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE" and above "FOR ACHIEVEMENT" on the reverse side is the cuirass from the Department of the Army seal.