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This is the Document Release Information
Article Number: 7CAV-R-020
Scope: Awards and Decorations
Version: Version 1.1
Effective Date: 23MAY20
Approving Authority: Regimental Commanding Officer
Point of Contact: Regimental Chief of Staff

THIS DOCUMENT MAY NOT BE EDITED WITHOUT GENERAL STAFF APPROVAL

Section 1: Overview

Purpose This regulation prescribes the guidelines and processes for Awards and Decorations awarded to troopers from the 7th Cavalry Regiment(7CAV). It provides principles support, standards of service, policies, tasks, rules, steps and classifications governing all work required in the field to support the process of issuing an award or decoration to a trooper in the Regiment.

Responsibilities

  1. The Regimental Command Staff (Regimental Commander and Executive Officer) will serve as the senior official on matters concerning awards and decorations, and will provide supervision of policy formulation, procedures, goals, system and standards.
  2. The Regimental Chief of Staff (COS) will be responsible for the implementation of this regulation within the Regiment. Furthermore, COS will supervise the processes prescribed in this regulation. The General of the Army (GOA) will serve as the final approval authority for all awards and decorations..

Section 2: Principles and Standards

2-1 Principles of Support

The 7th Cav General Staff will provide a centralized process for the policies and procedures for the recommendation, approval and processing of Awards and Decorations awarded to troopers of the 7th Cavalry Regiment.

This regulation will define:

  1. The Awards and Decorations available to be awarded to members of the 7th Cavalry Regiment and their respective guidelines.
  2. The procedures involved with making a recommendation that a trooper, or unit be given an award or decoration.
    1. This will include who is authorized to make a recommendation for an award or decoration.
  3. The process by which an Award or Decoration is recorded in a trooper's permanent record (MILPACS).

2-2 Standards of Service

The Standards of Service are as follows:

  1. Awards and Decorations are provided to highlight the achievements of an individual trooper or unit.
    1. While the Regiment provides guidelines for each Award or Decoration available, some Awards are subjective in nature and do not fit in a defined box. An action considered heroic or valorous by one person may not necessarily be considered so by another.
    2. The General of the Army will serve as the final approval authority on all Awards and Decorations.
    3. Any General Grade Officer may award a trooper an Award or Decoration on their prerogative
  2. Any trooper in the 7th Cavalry may recommend another trooper for an Award or Decoration with the following exceptions:
    1. The Trooper making the recommendation must outrank the Trooper for whom they make the recommendation for either by actual rank or billet. For example, a squad member cannot make a recommendation to award his Section Leader, or anyone else above him in the Chain of Command.
    2. Recommendations must be made in person, meaning one trooper may not submit a recommendation on behalf of another.

Section 3: Policy

3-1 Awards and Decorations of the 7th Cavalry Gaming Regiment

3-1.1

All Awards and Decorations available to be awarded to a Trooper of the 7th Cavalry are listed in Section 5 through Section 12 of this document.

3-1.2

The Description for each award will serve as a guideline. As stated earlier in this document, some Awards are subjective and approval is based on the view of the approval authority as they understand the information provided in the Award Recommendation.

3-2 The Recommendation Process

  1. If a Trooper wishes to make a recommendation for award they must submit their recommendation in writing using the allocated forum location for that purpose.
    1. Recommendations must be detailed. They must tell the story of the incident or action being recognized as well as provide the names of any witnesses to the action being recognized. This is not the same thing as the “Citation” which will appear on the award itself, but must provide enough information for the approval authority to make an informed decision.
    2. A summary of the information provided should be crafted in the Citation to be included with the award.
  2. One Recommendation post is made per Award. If you wish to recommend 10 awards you must make 10 recommendation posts.
    1. This does not apply to statutory awards such as Good Conduct Medals, Weapon Qualifications, and Skill Badges.
    2. Unit award recommendations should include all individuals in the unit being awarded.
    3. A single post may be made for multiple people receiving the same Award for the same action or where the citation does not change.

3-3 The Approval Process

  1. Once a Recommendation has been received it should be reviewed by S1 to insure eligibility in regards to statutory limitations. IE the Meritorious Service Medal.
    1. Once S1 determines an award meets eligibility requirements they should annotate the recommendation post and @ the Approval Authority for the award as listed here: https://wiki.7cav.us/index.php/Awards_and_Decorations
    2. The Approval Authority has 7 days to either approve or deny the recommendation.

3-4 Documentation of Awards and Decorations

  1. If a recommendation is denied, appeal may be made in writing to the GOA for final disposition.
  2. Once a recommendation is approved it is to be processed according to established S1 processes and procedures.

The General Staff reserves the right to make exceptions to this policy when deemed in the best interest of the 7th Cavalry Regiment as a whole. Such an exception requires the unanimous decision of the General Staff.

3-5 Standard Naming Conventions

All medal recommendation posts will be made with a standard naming convention. The general format shall be "Medal Recommendation - Department/Unit/Operation/Statutory - Medal Name (Abbreviated) - RNK.Last.F

Type of Award Format
Department Medal Recommendation - S1 - AFSM - CPL.Doe.J
Unit/Sub-Unit Medal Recommendation - B/1-7 - AAM - CPL.Doe.J
Operation Medal Recommendation - Operation Hammer - ARCOM - CPL.Doe.J
Statutory Medal Recommendation - Statutory - CMB - CPL.Doe.J

Section 4: Purpose of Awards and Decorations

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.

Medal Box Images (S1 Personnel Use Only)

Section 5: The 7th Cavalry Gaming Regiment Military Challenge Coin

The obverse of the 7th Cavalry coin

The 7th Cavalry Regiment has an official challenge coin, often referred to unofficially as the "cav coin" or "cavalry challenge coin". Because this is a real, physical coin awarded to members, it has several special criteria and characteristics. The coin was first commissioned in 2018 by Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Jon Argus

5-1 Criteria For Awarding

  • The administrators of the coin disbursement will be the General Staff. The coins will be disbursed as follows:
    • One coin per person, ever.

They are awarded for:

  • To any member with 3 years cumulative service or more; or
  • As spot awards for outstanding contributions to the Cav. Recommended by Chain of Command or Department OIC; or
  • As competition rewards; or
  • For special requests from the General Staff for one-off situations; or
  • To anyone attending real-life meetups.

The coin is considered a special item, intended to provide a thank-you to members who have made a significant impact or contribution to the health and welfare of the Regiment. They will not be devalued by being distributed en-masse.

Anyone who re-enlists must serve an additional six months before being eligible to be awarded the coin. Anyone who wishes to be awarded the coin must submit their address to the Regimental Commander so that it can be mailed to them.

Award Categories

Category Description
Discontinued Previously awarded and discontinued. Still appears on uniforms.
Removed Previously awarded and discontinued. Removed from uniforms.
Service Awarded for service or contributions to the Regiment.
Operations Awarded for actions in game-play/operations.
Statutory Awarded for completion of courses, time in service or meeting certain criteria, i.e. participating in # operations.

Individual Medals and Ribbons

INDIVIDUAL MEDALS AND RIBBONS OF THE 7TH CAVALRY REGIMENT
Ribbon/Award Name Category Description Approval Authority
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Medal of Honor Not Awarded 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. N/A, Not Awarded.
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Brigadier General Krazee Lifetime Achievement Medal Service 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 is exclusive to the Officer ranks, and is awarded in Honor of BG.Krazee. Regimental Commander.
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CSM Ronnie "Coldblud" Bussey Lifetime Achievement Medal Service 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. Regimental Commander.
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Army Distinguished Service Cross Operations Awarded for actions, or a single act, demonstrating extraordinary heroism and skill under fire, which were unquestionably responsible for the successful outcome of the mission against a live enemy(non-Cav) force including internal player versus player matches. The recipient must have survived to be eligible to receive this award. Chief of Staff

Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation

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Defense Distinguished Service Medal Service Awarded to officers and non-commissioned officers for exceptionally meritorious leadership of a primary billet over the course of one year, or being selected as Non-Commissioned Officer or Officer of the Year. Chief of Staff

Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation

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Army Distinguished Service Medal Service Awarded for distinguished service in a primary billet by any member. Can only be awarded once per person, per year. Does not apply to primary leadership billets. Chief of Staff

Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation

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Silver Star Operations Awarded for actions demonstrating extraordinary heroism and skill, including leadership under fire and which were critical to the successful outcome of the mission. The recipient must have survived to be eligible to receive this award. Chief of Staff

Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation

DSSM.jpg
Defense Superior Service Medal Service Awarded to officers and non-commissioned officers for exceptionally meritorious leadership of a secondary billet over the course of one year. Applies to sub-department NCOICs and Leads also. Can also be awarded for meritorious service to the Regiment in leadership in operations over a year. Can only be awarded once per person, per year. Chief of Staff

Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation

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Legion of Merit Service Awarded to members for exceptional service in a secondary billet. Can only be awarded once per person, per year. Does not apply to secondary leadership billets. Chief of Staff

Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation

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Distinguished Flying Cross Operations Awarded to pilots for a single act demonstrating extraordinary heroism and skill while under enemy fire. This award is the aviation equivalent of the Bronze Star with valor device. Air crew are not eligible for this award and pilots must have their flight wings. The recipient must have survived to be eligible to receive this award. Chief of Staff

Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation

SM.jpg
Soldier's Medal Service Awarded for calling a Garry Owen on behalf of the 7th Cavalry or for taking the initiative to make important decisions and/or execute plans on behalf of the Regiment that were approved belatedly and that had a significant positive outcome for the Regiment as a whole. Chief of Staff

Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation

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Bronze Star with Valor Operations Awarded for a single act demonstrating extraordinary heroism and skill while under enemy fire. The recipient must have survived to be eligible to receive this award. Chief of Staff

Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation

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Bronze Star Medal Operations Awarded for skillful or heroic actions over the entire operation where there was no one specific instance of heroism and the trooper's contribution was critical to the successful outcome of the operation. The recipient must have survived to be eligible to receive this award. Chief of Staff

Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation

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Purple Heart Operations Awarded for a single act demonstrating extraordinary heroism and skill while under enemy fire, where the recipient was killed undertaking the act. This is awarded for actions that, should the recipient have survived, would have been awarded a bronze star or above. Chief of Staff

Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation

DMSM.jpg
Defense Meritorious Service Medal Service Awarded for a single, significant and distinguished contribution to a secondary department by any member, whether serving in a secondary billet or not. Chief of Staff

Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation

MSM.jpg
Meritorious Service Medal Service Awarded to any member for exceptional service or contributions that significantly impact the health and morale of the unit in a positive manner. Can only be awarded once per person, in any six-month period. Chief of Staff

Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation

AM.jpg
Army Air Medal Operations Awarded to any member of an aircrew for skillful or heroic actions over the entire operation where there was no one specific instance of heroism and the trooper's contribution was critical to the successful outcome of the operation. This award is the aviation equivalent to the Bronze Star without a valor device. The recipient must have survived to be eligible to receive this award. Chief of Staff

Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation

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Joint Service Commendation Medal Operations Awarded to members of a company whose actions or contributions have directly benefited the troopers of another Company. Is recommended by the benefitted Company Staff. Chief of Staff

Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation

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Army Commendation Medal With Valor Operations Awarded for a single act of heroism or skill under fire. Chief of Staff

Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation

ARCOM.jpg
Army Commendation Medal Service/Operations Awarded for distinguished contributions to any area of the Regiment. Awarded for skillful or heroic actions over an entire operation where there was no one specific instance of heroism or skill. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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Joint Service Achievement Medal Service For technical assistance, or assistance of a non combat nature to an allied Unit. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
AAM.jpg
Army Achievement Medal Service Awarded for contributions to any area of the Cav. Also awarded for Trooper and Department Clerk of the Quarter. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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Prisoner of War Medal Operations Awarded for participating in 16 hours of an official 24 hour Operation or other significant and unusual circumstances. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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Army Good Conduct Medal 3rd Gold Knot Statutory Last award of GCM. Awarded after 10 years of total service. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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Army Good Conduct Medal 2nd Gold Knot Statutory Awarded after 9 years of total service. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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Army Good Conduct Medal 1st Gold Knot Statutory Awarded after 8 years of total service. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation

S1 HQ By Delegation

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Army Good Conduct Medal 3rd Silver Knot Statutory Awarded after 7 years of total service. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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Army Good Conduct Medal 2nd Silver Knot Statutory Awarded after 6 years of total service. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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Army Good Conduct Medal 1st Silver Knot Statutory Awarded after 5 years of total service. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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Army Good Conduct Medal 3rd Bronze Knot Statutory Awarded after 4 years of total service. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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Army Good Conduct Medal 2nd Bronze Knot Statutory Awarded after 3 years of total service. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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Army Good Conduct Medal 1st Bronze Knot Statutory Awarded after 2 years of total service. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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Army Good Conduct Medal First Award Statutory Awarded after 1 year of total service. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Operations Awarded for team participation in a league operation against live enemies. Can only be awarded once per season. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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Afghanistan Campaign Medal Service Awarded to members of the Regiment who have served their country's Armed Forces in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
IRAQ.jpg
Iraq Campaign Medal Service Awarded to members that have served in Iraq during the present conflict. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Service 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. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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National Defense Service Medal Service Awarded to members of the 7th Cavalry who have served their country's armed forces honorably. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
AFSM.jpg
Armed Forces Service Medal Service Awarded to members of the 7th Cavalry that are assigned to secondary billets in addition to their primary billet for every consecutive year assigned to a billet. Awarded for each secondary department (not sub-department), per person, per 12 consecutive months of service. Capped at 11 awards. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
HSM.jpg
Humanitarian Service Medal Service Awarded to any 7th Cavalry member that helps out another whether financially, or for games or computer parts that are vital to their continued participation in their primary billet. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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Donation Ribbon Service Awarded to a member that donates money to the 7th Cavalry Cause or to pay for other essential services or software. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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7th Cavalry Server Upgrade Award Service 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. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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StackUp Donation Medal w/Gold Knot Service Awarded to 7th Cavalry members that made a financial contribution in support of the 2018 StackUp.Org Veteran's Day fundraising drive. Awarded for a donation of $200+. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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StackUp Donation Medal w/Silver Knot Service Awarded to 7th Cavalry members that made a financial contribution in support of the 2018 StackUp.Org Veteran's Day fundraising drive. Awarded for a donation of $100-$199. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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StackUp Donation Medal w/Bronze Knot Service Awarded to 7th Cavalry members that made a financial contribution in support of the 2018 StackUp.Org Veteran's Day fundraising drive. Awarded for a donation of $50-$99. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
SUM.png
StackUp Donation Medal Service Awarded to 7th Cavalry members that made a financial contribution in support of the 2018 StackUp.Org Veteran's Day fundraising drive. Awarded for a donation of $20-$49. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
OVSM.jpg
Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal Service Awarded to members of the 7th Cavalry that provide outstanding service to a non combat department to which they are not assigned. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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NCO Professional Development Ribbon Statutory Awarded each time a member is promoted from sergeant and above with numeral device. Numeral indicates highest NCO rank ever attained. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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Honor Graduate Ribbon Statutory Awarded to a member for completion of various courses as the Honor Graduate. RTC HQ
S3 HQ
NCOA HQ By Delegation
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Army Service Ribbon Statutory Awarded after successful graduation from the 7th Cavalry Regiment Recruit Training Command. RTC HQ
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Cavalry Centurion Medal Statutory Awarded to a member that participates in one-hundred total operations. Multiple awards are possible. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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United Nations Service Medal Statutory Awarded to a trooper who participates in 3 or more operations during a campaign. Capped at 11 awards. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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Overseas Service Ribbon Statutory Awarded to a member that participates in five operations in the Arma 3 Area of Operations. Awarded from 16 June 2018. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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Vietnam Service Ribbon Statutory Awarded to a member that participates in five operations in the Vietnam Area of Operations. Awarded from 16 June 2018. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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Squad Service Ribbon Statutory Awarded to a member that participates in five operations in the Squad Area of Operations. Awarded from 16 June 2018. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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World War II Service Ribbon Statutory Awarded to a member that participates in five operations in the Post Scriptum Area of Operations. Awarded from 16 June 2018. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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Hell Let Loose Service Ribbon Statutory Awarded to a member that participates in five operations in the Hell Let Loose Area of Operations. Awarded from 7 July 2019. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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Recruiting Service Ribbon Service Awarded for every 2 members that are recruited and graduate boot camp. ROO/RRD HQ
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D-Day Commemorative Medal Operations Awarded to members who participate in any D-Day Operations on the Anniversary. (any game operations)

Awarded one time.

Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation
IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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Sniper Medal Statutory Awarded upon completion of the 7th Cavalry Sniper Course. IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation
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Basic Assault Course Ribbon Statutory The Basic Assault Course Ribbon is awarded once to all those that graduate either Squad's Basic Assault and Movement Course (BAMC) or Hell Let Loose's Basic Infantry Combat Training (BICT). IMO HQ By Delegation
S1 HQ By Delegation

Unit Awards

UNIT CITATIONS OF THE 7TH CAVALRY REGIMENT
Ribbon/Award Name Category Description Approval Authority


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Presidential Unit Citation Statutory Awarded to the 7th Cavalry Regiment for distinguished and heroic actions during combat operations as a Unit against hostile forces. All troopers receive this award upon graduating from the Recruit Training Command. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation


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Joint Meritorious Unit Award Operations Awarded to squad-sized units and up that display outstanding and exceptional skill as a whole during combat operations versus an external group(PVP). Must be an official organized event. Must have won all official match(es) played. The 7th Cavalry must make up at least 75% of its teams roster. The awarded unit must be a unit per milpacs/the ADR.


This award is a Silver Star equivalent and is to be used for applicable scenario's with 6 or more people.


Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation


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Army Valorous Unit Award Operations Awarded to squad-sized units and up that display outstanding and exceptional skill as a whole during combat operations. Must have won all official match(es) played. Must be an official organized event. The awarded unit must be a unit per milpacs/the ADR.


This award is a Silver Star equivalent and is to be used for applicable scenario's with 6 or more people.


Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation


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Meritorious Unit Commendation Operations Awarded to squad-sized units and up that display outstanding and exceptional skill as a whole during combat operations and competitions. Must have won all official match(es) played or the competition. Must be an official organized event.


Each Battalion may issue one per month.

This award is a Bronze Star equivalent and is to be used for applicable scenario's with 6 or more people.


Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation


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Superior Unit Award Service Awarded to section-level units and higher for superior performance of their duties. Can only be officially proposed by Battalion staff or higher. The awarded unit must be a unit per milpacs/the ADR.


This award is a Bronze Star equivalent.


Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation


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Black Ops Unit Citation Service Awarded for classified activities on behalf of the 7th Cavalry Regiment. Chief of Staff
Aide to the Chief of Staff Delegation

Special Skill Group 1 Awards

COMBAT INFANTRY BADGES
Ribbon/Award Name Category Description
91.jpg Combat Infantry Badge 4 Statutory Awarded for participation in combat operations after 20 operations in any area of operation.
56.jpg Combat Infantry Badge 3 Statutory Awarded for participation in combat operations after 15 operations in any area of operation.
59.jpg Combat Infantry Badge 2 Statutory Awarded for participation in combat operations after 10 operations in any area of operation.
58.jpg Combat Infantry Badge Statutory Awarded for participation in combat operations after 5 operations in any area of operation.
57.jpg Expert Infantry Badge Statutory Awarded for participation in combat operations after 1 operation in any area of operation.

Special Skill Group 2 Awards

MEDICAL QUALIFICATION BADGES
Ribbon/Award Name Category Description
70.jpg Combat Medical Badge Statutory Awarded for sustained actions in combat while assigned as a combat medic. Must have Expert Field Medical Badge to qualify.
69.jpg Expert Field Medical Badge Statutory Awarded for completion of the game's Combat Medic Course.

Special Skill Group 3 Awards

FLIGHT AND EOD QUALIFICATION BADGES
Ribbon/Award Name Category Description
73.jpg Master Aviator Badge Statutory Must have senior aviator wings to qualify and be assigned to the flight school as a fully qualified instructor capable of teaching ground school, basic flight and advanced flight.
72.jpg Senior Aviator Badge Statutory Must have completed Advanced course in their specialty (Rotary or Fixed-Wing) and completing 10 operational sorties or 6 months as a qualified aviator.
71.jpg Army Aviator Badge Statutory Awarded upon successful completion of Arma 3 Advanced Flight Qualification Evaluation (Rotary or Fixed-Wing), or Squad Rotary Wing Operations course.
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Master Aircrew Badge Statutory Must have the Senior Aircrew Badge and have learned to instruct and Instructed all phases of the Aircrew Course, up to and including the Crew Chief Course in an official capacity.
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Senior Aircrew Badge Statutory Must be a rated Crew Chief with 10 operations performed as Crew Chief or 6 months as a rated Crew Chief.
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Aircrew Badge Statutory Awarded for completion of the Basic Rotary Aircrew Course.
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Flight Medic Badge Statutory Awarded for completion of the Arma 3 Advanced Care Course.
65.jpg Master EOD Badge Statutory Qualified as an EOD instructor in their game.
64.jpg Senior EOD Badge Statutory Awarded for completion of a game's Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Course.
63.jpg Basic EOD Badge Statutory Awarded for completion of a game's Basic Explosive Ordnance Disposal Course.

Special Skill Group 4 Awards

SPECIALTY QUALIFICATION BADGES
Ribbon/Award Name Category Description
75.jpg Ranger Tab Statutory Awarded for completing Ranger training and selection.
76.jpg Sapper Tab Statutory Awarded for completing Sapper training and selection.
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Master Gunner Badge Statutory Awarded for completion of the Arma 3 Tank Commander Course or the Arma 3 Infantry Fighting Vehicle Commander Course.
66.jpg Air Assault Badge Statutory Awarded for completion of the Air Assault Course.
62.jpg Master Parachutist Badge Statutory Awarded to fully qualified instructors of the Basic Airborne and Jumpmaster course. Up to 5 combat jump stars can be awarded.
61.jpg Senior Parachutist Badge Statutory Awarded for completion of the Arma 3 Jumpmaster Course.Up to 5 combat jump stars can be awarded.
60.jpg Basic Parachutist Badge Statutory Awarded for completion of the Basic Airborne Course. Up to 5 combat jump stars can be awarded.
67.jpg Master MFFP Badge Statutory Awarded to fully qualified instructors of the Military Freefall Parachutist Course. Up to 5 combat jump stars can be awarded.
68.jpg Basic MFFP Badge Statutory Awarded for completion of the Arma 3 Military Freefall Parachutist Course. Up to 5 combat jump stars can be awarded.
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Cavalry Spurs Statutory Awarded for completion of the Arma 3 Cavalry Scout Course - Day 2, and all Cavalry Spur class pre-requisites.

Other Awards

OTHER QUALIFICATION BADGES
Ribbon/Award Name Category Description
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Senior Instructor Badge Statutory Awarded to instructors who teach 15 or more classes.
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Master Instructor Badge Statutory Awarded to instructors who teach 25 or more classes.
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Gold Recruiter Badge Statutory Awarded to RRD Personnel who have recruited 20 recruits who have graduated boot camp OR to RRD Staff who have held positions within the department ranking AO LEAD or Higher for 6 months consecutively OR to RRD Personnel who have served the department at any capacity for 12 months consecutively.
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Senior Recruiter Badge Statutory Awarded to RRD Personnel who have recruited 30 Recruits who have graduated boot camp OR to RRD Staff who have held Positions of AO LEAD or Higher for 12 months consecutively.
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Master Recruiter Badge Statutory Awarded to RRD Personnel who have recruited 50 Recruits who have graduated boot camp.
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Rifle Qualification Badge Statutory Awarded for completion of the weapons qualification course using a standard Rifle. Expert/Sharpshooter/Marksman.
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Grenade Qualification Badge Statutory Awarded for completion of the weapons qualification course using grenades. Expert/Sharpshooter/Marksman.
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M-203 Qualification Badge Statutory Awarded for completion of the weapons qualification course using a grenade launcher. Expert/Sharpshooter/Marksman.
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Machine Gun Qualification Badge Statutory Awarded for completion of the weapons qualification course using a machine gun. Expert/Sharpshooter/Marksman.
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Recoilless Qualification Badge Statutory Awarded for completion of the weapons qualification course using an anti-tank launcher. Expert/Sharpshooter/Marksman.
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Pistol Qualification Badge Statutory Awarded for completion of the weapons qualification course using a pistol. Expert/Sharpshooter/Marksman.
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Aeroweapons Qualification Badge Statutory Awarded for completion of the weapons qualification course using the M134 Minigun. Expert/Sharpshooter/Marksman.

Discontinued Awards

DISCONTINUED MEDALS/RIBBONS/BADGES
Ribbon/Award Name Category Description
74.jpg Special Forces Tab Discontinued Awarded upon selection to the Special Forces Unit of the 7th Cavalry.
92.jpg Best Ranger Statutory Awarded to the top scoring Ranger in the annual Best Ranger Competition.
43.jpg Ranger Selection Ribbon Discontinued Awarded to members that have completed Ranger School.
25.jpg American Defense Medal Removed Awarded for every year of service.
42.jpg Re-enlistment Ribbon Removed 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.
46.jpg Cadre Course Ribbon Discontinued Awarded for the completion of the 7th Cavalry Cadre Training Course.
26.jpg Women's Army Corps Medal Discontinued Awarded to all female members of the 7th Cavalry Regiment upon reaching the rank of Private First Class.
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LRRP Tab Discontinued Awarded for completing ACV Long-Range Reconnaissance Patrol training and selection.
fUlax1O.png D-Day Participation Ribbon Discontinued Awarded for the participation of the 7th Cavalry D-Day Operations in 2010.
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Pathfinder Badge Discontinued Awarded for completing Pathfinder training and selection.