Army Good Conduct Medal
The Army Good Conduct Medal is awarded for exemplary behavior, efficiency, and fidelity in active Federal Military service. It is awarded on a selective basis to each enlisted soldier who distinguishes himself from among his fellow soldiers by exemplary conduct, efficiency and fidelity throughout the specified period of continuous enlisted active Federal Military service. Qualifying service includes each 3 years completed after 27 August 1940 or, for first award only, upon completion of at least one year upon termination of service, if separated prior to three years. The immediate Commander must approve the award and the award must be announced in perminent orders.
During wartime the Army Good Conduct Medal may be awarded on completion of one year of continuous service rather than three. Executive Order 9323, March 31, 1943 lowered this time limit for service during the Second World War, and it was amended by Executive Order 10444 on April 10, 1953 applying the one-year ruling to the Korean Conflict, (1950-1954) and to any future period in which the United States is at war, including the war in Vietnam, (1964-1973).
Effective from 1 Sepember 1982, Active Guard Reserve personnel became eligible for award of the Army Good Conduct Medal. For Active Guard Reserve personnel, the Good Conduct Medal qualification period may commence from a time during the three years immediately preceeding the 1 September 1982 effective date, provided no portion of service for the Good Conduct Medal is included in a period of service for which the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal was awarded.
Ribbon Device Attachments:
1. Hitch Clasp
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