Army Superior Unit Award — Military Decorations

Army Superior Unit Award Medal and Ribbon Design Images

The Army Superior Unit Award 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.

What is the Army Superior Unit Award Decoration?

The Army Superior Unit Award was created in 1985. The award is composed of a green and red ribbon, enclosed within a gold frame.

A four foot long streamer is authorised for use by units on guidons and flags. It bears an identical design to the service ribbon.

The United States military sorts decorations into categories called Classes and Types. The Army Superior Unit Award medal is classified as a Unit Award of the type Meritorious Unit Commendation.

How Do You Earn the Army Superior Unit Award?

The Superior Unit Award is a decoration of the United States Army which is awarded in peacetime to any unit of the Army which displays outstanding meritorious performance of a difficult and challenging mission carried out under extraordinary circumstances.

Displaying the Army Superior Unit Award

The Order of Precedence of the Army Superior Unit Award is 52, 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.

The emblem is worn by all members of a cited organization and is considered an individual decoration for persons in connection with the cited acts and may be worn whether or not they continue as members of the organization. Other personnel may wear this decoration while serving with an organization to indicate the unit has been awarded the Army Superior Unit Award.

Subsequent awards are designated by an oak leaf cluster.

Army Superior Unit Award Associated Branches



Army Superior Unit Award Associated Branches



Army Superior Unit Award 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 Superior Unit Award can result in punishment including a fine, imprisonment for not more than one year, or both

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