AR 600–8–22 Military Awards This major revision, dated 25 June 2015–
Effective Date 25 July 2015
o Updates guidance on reconsideration and appeal of previous award
recommendations (para 1-16).
o Updates and clarifies guidance for flagged Soldiers and Purple Heart entitlement
o Clarifies guidance on duplication of awards (para 1-19).
o Adds Impact Awards guidance (1-21).
o Clarifies guidance for awards recognition upon retirement and adds information for
Soldiers serving under the Retiree Recall Program (para 1-23b).
o Adds guidance on notification and right to appeal upon revocation of awards (para 1-
o Adds new Medal of Honor guidance (para 1-33)
o Adds table of approval authorities for U.S. decorations for foreign military personnel
o Updates replacement procedures for issuing U.S. Army medals (para 1-47).
o Adds new criteria for award of the Purple Heart under the provisions of Public Law
113-291 and Department of Defense Implementing Guidance (para 2-8).
o Adds Operation NEW DAWN as an authorized operation for award of the Iraq
Campaign Medal (para 2-17).
o Clarifies criteria and type of service for award of the Humanitarian Service Medal
o Adds delegation of peacetime and wartime awards approval authority to deputy
commanding generals (paras 3-5 and 3-6).
o Removes lieutenant generals restriction for award of the Legion of Merit (table 3-2).
o Add new policy for Stability Operations (para 3-7).
o Updates criteria for award of the Bronze Star Medal to members of friendly foreign
nations (para 3-15).
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