Army of Occupation Medal — Military Decorations

Army of Occupation Medal Medal and Ribbon Design Images

The Army of Occupation Medal comes with a unique service ribbon, which is worn on the recipient's uniform in situations where the full medal is not worn. If you have earned this decoration, you can wear the service ribbon on your ribbon rack.
Design of the Army of Occupation Medal

The meal is a bronze circle with the words Occupation force at the top. There is a stylized picture of castle and bridge on the front.

What is the Army of Occupation Medal Decoration?

The Army Occupation Service Medal was created to recognizes the soldiers that participated in World War II. The Medal was issued between 1945 to 1990. It is a singular medal from history that is no longer given out. It is not possible for someone to be granted both the Army Occupation Service Medal and its sister medal the Navy Occupation Service Medal. Only one can be awarded per person.

The United States military sorts decorations into categories called Classes and Types. The Army of Occupation Medal medal is classified as a Service Award of the type Occupation Medal.

How Do You Earn the Army of Occupation Medal?

Army of the Occupation Medal is awarded to Soldiers who served in World War II.

Displaying the Army of Occupation Medal

The Order of Precedence of the Army of Occupation Medal is 76, and this precedence is used when placing the associated service ribbon on your uniform ribbon rack. You can see a full list of decorations in the order of precedence on the Decorations homepage.

This medal is worn between the World War II Victory Medal and the Medal of Humane Action.

Army of Occupation Medal Associated Branches



Army of Occupation Medal Associated Branches



Army of Occupation Medal and the Stolen Valor Act

The Stolen Valor Act of 2013 is a federal law that makes it illegal for any person to falsely claim to be the recipient of certain military awards, "with the intention of obtaining money, property, or other tangible benefit by convincing another that he or she received the award".This decoration is covered by the Stolen Valor act. Fraudulently claiming to have received a Army of Occupation Medal can result in punishment including a fine, imprisonment for not more than one year, or both

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