The Army Achievement Miniature Medal is awarded for outstanding achievement or meritorious service not of a nature that merits the Commendation Medal. The award is given to
officers in the pay grade of O-5 and below, as well as enlisted servicemembers below the grade of E-7.
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Army Achievement Miniature Medal
First established as a ribbon only award, the US Navy was the first of the Armed forces to award an achievement medal in 1961, when it was called “Secretary of the Navy Commendation for Achievement Medal”. This title was shortened in 1967 to simply, the "Navy Achievement Medal".
The United States Army issued its own version of the award, the "Army Achievement Medal" in 1981.
Effective September 11, 2001, the Army Achievement Medal may be awarded in a combat area. Since this change, over sixty thousand Army Achievement Medals have been awarded in operations such as Iraq and Afghanistan.