Awards and Decorations of the 7th Cavalry

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Purpose of Awards

Awards and Decorations are more commonly referred to as Medals and Ribbons. They are one of the ways we recognize service and personal accomplishment while a member of the 7th Cavalry Gaming Regiment. Together with other badges of rank and insignia in the 7th Cavalry Gaming Regiment, they are an outward display highlighting the members achievements and contributions throughout their career with us.

Visual identification is something we naturally rely on, but largely take for granted. In a virtual community, this basic human ability is missing by default. We address this through forum avatars, forum signatures, and MILPACS service jackets to display each member's rank, billet, awards, and qualifications. It helps to fill the void of intuitive recognition that would otherwise be present in face to face interactions.

List of Awards

Awards and decorations of the 7th Cavalry are military decorations which recognize service and personal accomplishments while a member of the 7th Cavalry. Together with Military badges of the 7th Cavalry, such awards are a means to outwardly display the highlights of a service member's career.

7th Cavalry Decorations
Ribbon/Award Name Description
1.jpg Brigadier General Krazee Lifetime Achievement Medal By order of the Commander only. Awarded in Honor of BG.Krazee.
3.jpg Command Sergeant Major Ronnie "Coldblud" Bussey Lifetime Achievement Medal By order of the Commander only, is awarded for overall career achievements within the 7th Cavalry. This includes service to the unit in and out of combat roles. This award exclusive to the NCO ranks, and is awarded in Honor of CSM.Ronnie "Coldblud" Bussey.
Personal Decorations
Ribbon/Award Name Description
ZKKhtu3.png Medal of Honor The highest honor that can be awarded to a member of the United States armed forces. It is represented here out of respect for the award, its recipients, and its place in military history.
4.jpg Distinguished Service Cross Awarded to a member of the 7th Cavalry for combat actions in opposition against other live clans that are above the call of duty that result in a victory for the Regiment.
7.jpg Silver Star Awarded to a member of the 7th Cavalry for combat actions in opposition against other live clans which display courage and fortitude that goes beyond the call of duty, regardless of the outcome.
11.jpg Soldier's Medal Awarded for calling a Garry Owen on behalf of the 7th Cavalry or for taking the initiative to make critical decisions during time of lost communications with higher leadership
Distinguished Service Medals
Ribbon/Award Name Description
5.jpg Defense Distinguished Service Medal Awarded for exceptional command of a Unit either in combat or meritorious or for being selected as Officer of the Year
8.jpg Defense Superior Service Medal Awarded to members of the 7th Cavalry that render superior meritorious service without being asked or ordered to, or being selected as Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year.
15.jpg Defense Meritorious Service Medal Awarded to a 7th Cavalry member for Joint collaboration in a department that is non combat related, or being selected as Enlisted Soldier of the Year.
6.jpg Army Distinguished Service Medal Awarded for defense of the 7th Cavalry Regiment and its leader in foreign forums / or for exceptional command and service to the Cav
9.jpg Legion of Merit Awarded to a member that performs a service in the name of the 7th Cavalry the prevents a catastrophe from occurring.
16.jpg Meritorious Service Medal Awarded for contributions of a technical matter to either the 7th cavalry or a member, or for meritorious service of a non combat nature.
Medals for Heroism
Ribbon/Award Name Description
10.jpg Distinguished Flying Cross Awarded for Heroism during Flight Operations as Pilot of Helo or fixed wing aircraft.
17.jpg Army Air Medal Awarded for actions involving air combat as an Aircrew member or in support of flight operations.
12.jpg Bronze Star With Valor Awarded for actions during a match that are deemed heroic.
13.jpg Bronze Star Medal Awarded for either bravery on the battlefield or for contributions or actions on behalf of the 7th Cavalry Regiment
14.jpg Purple Heart Awarded for dying twice as many times as kills in the pursuit of a victory in a clan match.
Commendation Medals
Ribbon/Award Name Description
19.jpg Army Commendation Medal With Valor Awarded for selflessness and heroism during combat.
20.jpg Army Commendation Medal Awarded for contributions to the 7th Cavalry Regiment.
18.jpg Joint Service Commendation Medal Awarded for joint operations with an allied unit against an enemy / hostile force.
Campaign Awards
Ribbon/Award Name Description
38.jpg United Nations Service Medal Awarded to a trooper who participates in 3 or more operations during a campaign.
37.jpg Overseas Service Ribbon Awarded to a member that participates in multiple battles against a foreign clan without a declaration of War.
Military Service Awards
Ribbon/Award Name Description
30.jpg Iraq Campaign Medal To members that have served in Iraq during the present conflict.
31.jpg Afghanistan Campaign Medal Awarded to members of the Regiment who have served their country's Armed Forces in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
29.jpg Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Awarded to members of the 7th Cavalry that have participated in combat operations against hostile forces without an official declaration of war.
96.jpg Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Awarded to members of the 7th Cavalry who have been deployed and participate in a designated anti-terrorism operation for a period of either 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days of duty.
Combat Applications Group Medals
Ribbon/Award Name Description
74.jpg Special Forces Tab Awarded upon selection to the Special Forces Unit of the 7th Cavalry.
75.jpg Ranger Tab Awarded to members that have completed Rangers School
76.jpg Sapper Tab Awarded to Demolition Experts that have completed Sapper Training.
43.jpg Ranger Selection Ribbon Awarded upon selection to the Ranger School of the 7th Cavalry.
Time in Service Medals
Ribbon/Award Name Description
24.jpg Army Good Conduct Medal Awarded after 30 days of probation in good standing, and for every 4 months of continuous service in the Regiment.
25.jpg American Defense Service Medal Awarded for every year of service.
Donations Ribbons
Ribbon/Award Name Description
40.jpg Donation Ribbon Awarded to a member that donates money to the 7th Cavalry Cause or to pay for other essential services or software.
47.jpg 7th Cavalry Server Upgrade Award Awarded to 7th Cavalry members that made a financial contribution to fund the project to upgrade the dedicated servers for the Regiment. A Silver Star Device denotes a total contribution of $50 or more, a Gold Star Device denotes $100.00 or more.
54.jpg Humanitarian Service Medal Awarded to any 7th Cavalry member that helps out another whether financially, computer parts, games etc.
Recruiting Ribbons
Ribbon/Award Name Description
41.jpg Recruiting Service Ribbon 7th Cavalry Recruiting Ribbon. Awarded for every 2 members that are recruited and graduate boot camp.
42.jpg Reenlistment Ribbon For former members of the 7th Cavalry that had at least 1 year Time in Service at the time of their Discharge who reenlist after having been discharged/retired for at least 6 months.
Basic Training Ribbons
Ribbon/Award Name Description
35.jpg Basic Training Honor Graduate Ribbon Awarded to a member for completion of Boot Camp as the Honor Graduate.
36.jpg Army Service Ribbon Awarded upon completion of Boot Camp.
45.jpg Basic Assault Course Ribbon The basic assault Course Ribbon is awarded to all those that graduate the Basic Assault and Movement Course (B.A.M.C.) course.
46.jpg Cadre Course Ribbon Awarded for the completion of the 7th Cavalry Cadre Training Course.
Professional Development Medals
Ribbon/Award Name Description
34.jpg NCO Professional Development Ribbon Awarded each time a member promoted from sergeant and above.
32.jpg Armed Forces Service Medal Awarded to members of the 7th Cavalry that are assigned to non combat positions in addition to their combat billet and serve with distinction for a period of 6 months or longer.
33.jpg Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal Awarded to members of the 7th Cavalry that provide outstanding service to a non combat department to which they are not assigned.
22.jpg Army Achievement Medal The Army Achievement Medal is an award given to enlisted members, those who hold any rank From Squad Leader down, and contribute greatly to aid the 7th Cav either in battle or academic endeavors.
21.jpg Joint Service Achievement Medal For technical assistance, or assistance of a non combat nature of an allied Unit.
23.jpg Prisoner of War Medal Awarded for participating in 16 hours of an official 24 hour Operation.
Discontinued Medals
Ribbon/Award Name Description
26.jpg Womens Army Corps Medal Awarded to all female members of the 7th Cavalry Regiment upon reaching the rank of Private First Class. (This medal is no longer being awarded)
44.jpg Sniper Ribbon Awarded upon completion of the 7th Cavalry Sniper Scout Course.
Unit Awards
Ribbon/Award Name Description
48.jpg Presidential Unit Citation Awarded to the 7th Cavalry Regiment for distinguished and heroic actions during combat operations as a Unit against hostile forces.
50.jpg Joint Meritorious Unit Award Awarded to unit elements that participate in combat operations with allied or affiliated Units.
51.jpg Army Valorous Unit Award Awarded to Units that display valor and heroism as a whole during combat operations against hostile forces.
52.jpg Meritorious Unit Commendation Awarded as a unit for actions of a Meritorious nature in which as a whole the unit contributed to the entire Regiment
49.jpg Superior Unit Award Awarded to units that distinguish themselves through extraordinary dedication and contribution to the 7th Cavalry Regiment
53.jpg Black Ops Unit Citation Awarded to members of the 7th Cavalry that participate in a covert operation.
Marksmanship Awards
Ribbon/Award Name Description
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Rifle Qualification Badge Awarded for the completion of the weapons qualification course using a standard Rifle
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Grenade Qualification Badge Awarded for the completion of the weapons qualification course using grenades
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M203 Qualification Badge Awarded for the completion of the weapons qualification course using the M203 launcher
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Machine Gun Qualification Badge Awarded for the completion of the weapons qualification course using the Machine Gun
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Pistol Qualification Badge Awarded for the completion of the weapons qualification course using a Pistol
Combat Action Awards
Ribbon/Award Name Description
57.jpg Expert Infantry Badge Awarded after 1 combat match
58.jpg Combat Infantry Badge Awarded after 5 combat matchs or after being involved in a Clan war
59.jpg Combat Infantry Badge 2 Awarded after 10 combat matches or being involved in 2 Clan Wars
56.jpg Combat Infantry Badge 3 Awarded after 15 combat matches or being involved in 3 Clan Wars
91.jpg Combat Infantry Badge 4 Awarded after 20 combat matches or being involved in 4 Clan Wars
Aviation Training Center Badges
Ribbon/Award Name Description
71.jpg Army Aviator Badge Awarded for passing the 7th Cavalry Advanced Flight Evaluation Course
72.jpg Senior Aviator Badge Unknown at this moment.
73.jpg Master Aviator Badge Awarded for showing exceptional skill as a 7th Cavalry Aviator and being an aviation instructor.
Combat Support School Badges
Ribbon/Award Name Description
63.jpg Basic Explosive Ordinance Disposal Badge Awarded for passing the 7th Cavalry Explosive Ordinance Disposal Course
64.jpg Senior Explosive Ordinance Disposal Badge Awarded for passing the 7th Cavalry Explosive Ordinance Disposal Course with Honors
65.jpg Master Explosive Ordinance Disposal Badge Awarded for showing exceptional skill as a 7th Cavalry Explosive Ordinance Disposal Expert and being an Explosive Ordinance Disposal Course instructor.
School of Infantry Badges
Ribbon/Award Name Description
66.jpg Air Assault Badge Awarded upon graduation from the 7th Cavalry Shool of Infantry Air Assault Course
69.jpg Expert Field Medic Badge Awarded upon graduation from the 7th Cavalry Shool of Infantry Expert Field Medic Course.
70.jpg Combat Medical Badge Awarded to sustained actions during combat conditions. Must have the Expert Field Medical Badge to qualify
Airborne School Badges
Ribbon/Award Name Description
60.jpg Army Parachutist Badge Awarded upon graduation from the 7th Cavalry Combat Applications Group Airborne Course.
61.jpg Senior Parachutist Badge To be determined.
62.jpg Master Parachutist Badge Awarded upon graduation from the 7th Cavalry Combat Applications Group Jump Master Training.
68.jpg HALO Badge Awarded upon graduation from the 7th Cavalry Combat Applications Group HALO Course.
67.jpg Master HALO Badge Awarded upon graduation from the 7th Cavalry Combat Applications Group HALO Jump Master Training.
Specialist Patches
Ribbon/Award Name Description
77.jpg Recruiter Achievement Medal Awarded for recruiting 50 troopers that graduate Boot Camp.
92.jpg Best Ranger Awarded for the top graduate of every Combat Applications Group Ranger School.