Army Commendation Medal Miniature Anodized
Instituted: 1945 and is retroactive to 1941
Criteria: Heroism, meritorious achievement or meritorious service
Devices: Bronze Letter "V", Bronze or Silver Oak Leaf Clusters
Authorized as a commendation ribbon and awarded to members of the Army for heroism, meritorious achievement or meritorious service after December 6, 1941. It was meant for award where the Bronze Star Medal was not appropriate, i.e., outside of operational areas.
The Army Commendation Medal, commonly called the ARCOM, is unique as it is the first and only Army award that started as a ribbon-only award and then became a medal.
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