Campaign Streamers

Campaign Participation Credit request

Army units will be deemed to have participated in combat if they have actually engaged the enemy in combat, if they were deployed in a designated combat zone, or if they performed duties either in the air or on the ground in any part of the combat zone in any time during the period of the respective battle, campaign or expedition.

Secretary of the Army (SA) Delegated:  During the period of military operations against an armed enemy and for 1 year thereafter, the theater commander (Army), upon approval of SA delegation, is authorized to grant CPC for named, closed campaigns to units under their command.  This authority may not be further delegated.  The theater commander will coordinate with HRC, ADB in regards to processing procedures on proposed CPC permanent orders (PO) to be issued in theater.  After HRC, ADB review of proposed PO, final coordination will be completed and PO may be issued by the theater commander.  A copy of the PO will be forwarded to HRC, ADB for publication of Department of the Army General Order (DAGO).  Refer to table below on CPC processing.

Non SA Delegated:  Commanders that are not SA delegated wartime awards approval authority will initiate requests for cpc that includes all wartime subordinate units (assigned or attached) to hrc, adb.  hrc will issue the po announcing the cpc and it will be confirmed in a dago.  dago will not be issued by hrc, adb until the closing of the named campaigns.  refer to the following table on cpc processing.

The boundaries of the combat zone and time limitations of each campaign in World Wars I and II, the Korean War, and the operations in Grenada, Panama, Southwest Asia, and Dominican Republic have been announced in DAGOs. The Chief of Military History determines the campaign participation credit for all wars prior to World War I and for the Vietnam Conflict.

Checklist for Campaign Participation Credit (CPC)

Deployment and/or redeployment (movement) orders of the unit.

Memorandum (from Brigade Commander within Wartime Chain of Command) for Commander, USAHRC.  Memorandum must include;

  • Subject: Request for Unit Campaign Participation Credit (CPC).
  • Must be by a Brigade Commander or above.
  • List ALL units that were attached to the command during the deployment to include their dates of the deployment.
  • ALL units must have 65% MTOE strength for the period.

Unit Spreadsheet that lists ALL units requesting CPC which MUST contain the following information;

  • Unit Name.
  • Unit Mailing Address (if APO is used, add DSN and Installation information).
  • UIC/DUIC of deployed unit(s) (also add those units within the UIC that did not deploy).
  • ACOM, ASCC, DRU.
  • Location (Country the unit(s) were deployed to).
  • Operation in support of (OEF, OND, OIF, etc.).
  • Dates of Deployment (Inclusive to and from).
  • Personnel Strength: Authorized Strength (from MTOE prior to deployment), Assigned Strength (number of Soldiers that deployed with the unit), Participation Percentage (Assigned Strength divided by Authorized Strength).
  • Component of unit (Active Army, USAR, ARNG).

Memorandum (from G.O. within Chain of Command) for Commander, USAHRC.  Memorandum must include;

  • Subject: Verification of Unit Campaign Participation Credit (CPC).
  • Must be endorsed by a Brigadier General or above.
  • List ALL units that the CPC is being requested for to include their UIC/DUIC’s.
  • ALL units must have 65% MTOE strength for the period.

Requests that are sent to USAHRC, ATTN: Awards and Decorations Branch (AHRC-PDP-A), for CPC that do not meet the previous requirements will be sent back to the requesting unit for compliance. Multiple organic units WILL be grouped into one request. Detachments of units do not get credit if they do not meet the 65% criteria as mentioned above and are automatically disapproved.

All requests for CPCs for National Guard units must be submitted through the National Guard Bureau Combat Awards Branch.

All CPC templates (G.O. Verification, Unit Request (BDE), and Unit Speadsheet) may be found on the Awards Templates Page.

 

Campaign Participation Credit “Brigade Commanders Memorandum”

(Office-Symbol)                                                                                               (Date)

 

MEMORANDUM FOR Commander, United States Army Human Resources Command, ATTN: Awards and Decorations Branch (AHRC-PDP-A), Dept. 480, 1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5408

 

SUBJECT: Award of Campaign Participation Credit

1.  The listed unit(s) were/was deployed to (Iraq/Afghanistan/GWOT eligible country) in support of (OEF/OND/OIF/GWOT (circle one)) during the specified dates.

UIC                 Unit                                                     Country          Dates in Country

 

2.  Request award of Campaign Participation Credit and corresponding streamer to (unit(s) for the designated campaign. The unit(s) meets all Campaign Participation Credit eligibility criteria as outlined in AR 600-8-22.

3.  Point of contact for this action is:           POC Name                   .

 

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Campaign Participation Credit “General Officer Verification Memorandum”

(Office-Symbol)                                                                                                             (Date)

MEMORANDUM FOR Commander, United States Army Human Resources Command, ATTN: Awards and Decorations Branch (AHRC-PDP-A), Dept. 480, 1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5408

SUBJECT:  Campaign Participation Credit Verification

 

1.  The listed unit(s) were/was deployed to (Iraq/Afghanistan/GWOT eligible country) in support of (OEF/OND/OIF/GWOT (circle one)) during the specified dates.

 

UIC                 Unit                                                     Country          Dates in Country

 

 

 

2.  I personally verify that the unit(s) meet(s) the established criteria of 65 percent or more of its Modified Table of Organization and Equipment strength.

3.  Point of contact for this action is:           POC Name                   .

 

 

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 Campaign Participation Credit “Unit Information Excel Spreadsheet”

Click here: Campaign Participation Credit “Unit Information Excel Spreadsheet

 

Request for Replacement CPC Streamers

Upon approval of CPC to a unit, Awards and Decorations Branch will coordinate with TACOM for the initial issue of the streamer of named, closed campaigns. The CPC Streamers will be supplied upon approval of requests submitted from the Awards and Decorations Branch to the Clothing and Heraldry Product Support Integratio