United States Army Reserve Good Conduct medal

'United States Army Reserve  For Achievement'

Nice condition, clean ribbon. Small scratch on reverse.

 

The last of the Reserve Good Conduct Medals to be authorized, the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (ARCAM), was established in 1971. The Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal is awarded for exemplary behavior, efficiency, and fidelity while serving as a member of an Army National Guard or Army Reserve Troop Program Unit for each four-year period since 3 March 1972. Service must have been consecutive and service performed in the Reserve Component of the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard may not be credited for award of this medal. The member must have exhibited honest and faithful service in accordance with the standards of conduct, courage and duty required by law and customs of the service of a member of the same grade as the individual to whom the standard is being applied.

The ARCAM is awarded to both officer and enlisted members of the Army Reserve (all enlisted ranks are eligible as well as officer ranks up to Colonel) and has basically the same criteria as the other Reserve Services for award of a Reserve Good Conduct Medal.

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