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1. This message was issued on 20 OCT 16 and will expire on 19 Oct 17.

2. The purpose of this message is to clarify Army procedures on acceptance, retention, and/or wear of foreign badges
and decorations by U.S. Army personnel.  This message includes guidance and procedures for approving or requesting
approval for acceptance, retention, and/or wear of foreign badges and decorations listed in reference C, Appendices D
and E.  This message also includes an updated list of foreign badges and decorations approved for acceptance,
retention, and/or wear.

3. In accordance with reference C, paragraphs 9-26b and 9-27b, Commanders serving in the rank of brigadier general
(BG/O–7) or above and colonel (COL/ O–6)-level commanders who exercise general court-martial convening authority
(GCMCA) are delegated authority to approve the acceptance, retention, and/or permanent wear of foreign badges and
decorations listed in Appendices D and E, respectively.  Commanders delegated this authority must ensure that badges
and decorations are offered by foreign governments without solicitation or encouragement from U.S. Army personnel.  
Additionally, in order to qualify for acceptance, retention, and/or wear on the Army uniform, the acts and achievements
must have been overseen by an official of the issuing nation and performed in an official military capacity (active duty,
inactive duty for training, annual training, etc.).

4. Procedures:
a.  The procedures for processing requests for acceptance, retention, and/or wear when the badge or decoration is
listed in reference C, Appendix D or E, or in paragraph 5 below, are as follows:

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Please Read MILPER Message 16-303 for all of the details ------------------------------------
Acceptance, Retention, and/or Wear of Foreign Badges and Decorations
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