Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Description:

The Joint Meritorious Unit Award emblem worn by Army personnel to represent award of the Joint Meritorious Unit Award is 1 7/16 inches wide and 9/16 inch in height. The emblem consists of a 1/16 inch wide Gold frame with laurel leaves which encloses a ribbon consisting of the following stripes: 3/16 inch Bluebird; 1/8 inch Golden Yellow; 3/16 inch Bluebird; 1/8 inch White; 1/8 inch Crimson; 1/8 inch White; 3/16 inch Bluebird; 1/8 inch Golden Yellow; and 3/16 inch Bluebird.

Criteria:

The Joint Meritorious Unit Award is awarded to Joint Activities of the Armed Forces of the United States which have subsequent to January 23, 1979 distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious achievement or service in pursuit of joint military missions of great significance.

Component:

The current components of the Joint Meritorious Unit Award are the emblem awarded to members of the unit and the streamer for display on the unit flag/guidon.

    a. Joint Meritorious Unit Award Emblem: MIL-D-3943/32 (frame) and MIL DTL-11589/289 (ribbon).

    b. Streamer: MIL-S-14650/5. Manual requisition in accordance with Chapter 9, AR 840-10.

Background:

    a. The Joint Meritorious Unit Award was established by Department of Defense Directive 1348.27 dated July 22, 1982. Requirements for award of the Joint Meritorious Unit Award are contained in DOD Manual 1348.33-M.

    b. Order of precedence and wear policy for unit awards is contained in AR 670-1. Policy for this award, approving authority, and supply of the unit award emblem is contained in DOD 1348.33M. The policy for display of unit awards on guidons and flags and supply of streamers is contained in AR 840-10.




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