Purpose of Medals
Medals have a very long existence in the history of the 29th Infantry Division. Please note, while many medals have realistic roots, not all medals will be 100% accurate, based on our needs as a unit. Medals are intended to serve as positive reinforcement to show praise for a particular accomplishment or action. They are selective in nature in order to maintain an integrity and purpose. It may be important to consider who has been awarded a medal in the past when considering to award a medal to a soldier under your command.
Distinguished Service Cross
Highest medal in the 29th. This soldier has proven himself to be exceptional in every regard.
French Croix De Guerre
Awarded for leadership contributions that greatly benefit the Battalion as a whole.
Distinguished Service Medal
Awarded to soldiers who have carried out duty successfully and responsibly. Contributing not only what is expected in the 29th, but who has made contributions above and beyond the expectations of any member in the 29th.
American Campaign Medal
Awarded for exemplary leadership on or off the battlefield.
Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon
This soldier has passed through a Squad Leader Training Program.
This soldier has demonstrated perfect performance whilst engaging with the enemy, that not only single-handedly secured victory for his team, but demonstrated the core principles of being an effective soldier in the 29th Infantry Division. This medal is only awarded when the soldier’s game-play was at a level of the highest caliber.
This soldier has demonstrated exemplary performance while engaging the enemy in a realism scrimmage. While not single handedly securing victory, his actions must have been of significance.
Army Commendation Medal
This soldier has maintained composure and made an effective contribution towards his teams victory without necessarily engaging the enemy. This award is for actions of significance not covered by a Bronze or Silver Star.
This soldier’s extensive preparation during practice or drills prior to a scrimmage or drill prevented casualties by providing vital intelligence or training for his team.
This soldier has selflessly put him self in peril to successfully aid his comrades and in doing so was wounded or killed
Legion of Merit
Awarded for leading and winning an Official Scrimmage
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
Only awarded to the participants that win an attack round of an official scrimmage.
Defence Meritorious Service Medal Medal
Only awarded to the participants that win a defence round of an official scrimmage.
World War II Victory Medal
Only awarded to the participants that win every round of a multi-round official scrimmage. Awarding of this medal supersedes the awarding of the African European Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal and the Defence Meritorious Service Medal Ribbon.
Good Conduct Medal
In addition to performing his duties with a clean record of discipline and exemplary attendance, this soldier’s positive attitude and involvement in 29th related activities, other than his drills or staff commitments, has benefited the unit.
Army Achievement Award
This soldier has consistently performed his duties in a staff position to the highest calibre and demonstrated the best of non-combat 29th values.
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
This soldier has been a major contributor to a large, important and successfully project in a staff office.
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal
In addition to diligence and success in staff duties, this soldier’s positive attitude and involvement in other 29th related activities has benefited the unit.
Combat Action Badge, 1st Award
Soldier has been credited with two recruits.
Combat Action Badge, 2nd Award
Soldier has been credited with five recruits.
Combat Action Badge, 3rd Award
Soldier has been credited with ten recruits.
Combat Action Badge, 4th Award
Soldier has been credited with twenty recruits.
American Defence Service Medal
Soldier has graduated the 29th ID’s Basic Training program.
Proven proficient use of the Rifle, Automatic Rifle, or Machine Gun - Allows use of certain weapons.
Consistent skill demonstration with special weapon, or steady use and success with the Rifle.
Exemplary skill demonstration with special weapon, or near perfect use and success with the Rifle with ability to teach weapon tactics.
Expert Infantry Badge
Awarded to men who prove themselves experts in all aspects of Infantry and is required for soldiers to participate in an official deployment.
Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award
Awarded to a soldier after their 1st scrimmage with another realism unit.
Combat Infantry Badge, 2nd Award
Awarded to a soldier after their 3rd scrimmage with another realism unit.
Combat Infantry Badge, 3rd Award
Awarded to a soldier after their 5th scrimmage with another realism unit.
This soldier has shown extreme dedication to recruitment.
Drill Sergeant Badge
Awarded to Drill Sergeants.
Military Police Badge
Awarded to Military Police Officers.
Service Time Awards
Army of Occupation Medal
This soldier has served six months of service in the 29th Infantry Division.
World War I Victory Medal
This soldier has served two years of service in the 29th Infantry Division.
Meritorious Unit Commendations
Meritorious Unit Citation
This unit’s success has distinguished it from other units.
Combat Unit Citations
The Trenches Unit Participation
Participated in The Trenches Unit campaign.
Battlegrounds Unit Participation
Participated in the Battlegrounds Unit campaign.
Day of Defeat Unit Participation
Participated in the Day of Defeat Unit campaign.
Darkest Hour Unit Participation
Participated in the Darkest Hour Unit campaign.
Rising Storm Unit Participation
Participated in the Rising Storm Unit campaign.
ArmA 3 Unit Participation
Participated in the ArmA 3 Unit campaign.
Medal Policy by Lt Col. Wheatley 18-FEB-2016