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Regimental Awards

General Winfield Scott Medallions

The Regimental Awards program is designed to honor past and present Civil Affairs Soldiers who have demonstrated the highest standards of integrity, moral character, professional competence, and who have contributed to the promotion and advancement of the Regiment.  This recognition is given on behalf of the Regiment by a respective unit commander and in cooperation and coordination with the Civil Affairs Association.

Genera Winfied Scott Medallion

These medallions are named after General Winfield Scott, who is considered to be the "Father of Civil Affairs" for his remarkable negotiation skills as a "Warrior-Diplomat" in the Black Hawk War and for his service in the Mexican-American War, where he displayed a deep respect for the Mexican people and their culture.  

The Civil Affairs Association (CAA) processes three levels of the General Winfield Scott Medallion: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Each level has specific requirements that must be met for award approval. All awardees and recommenders must be CAA members. Below are the criteria for each level and a checklist to review prior to submission. 

Check List
  • The awardee is a CAA member
     

  • The recommender is a CAA member
     

  • Allow a minimum of 4 weeks processing prior to the planned presentation date
     

  • Short Narrative Bio
     

  • Nomination Memo (1-2 pages) 

  • Endorsement Memo (only needed if recommender does not meet endorsement grade/position requirement for recommended level)
     

  • Form Submission (below)

Bronze Medallion

The endorsement authority for the Bronze Medallion is delegated to active and reserve CA battalion commanders and G9s (LTC-equivalent). 

Officer-awardees must be a Captain or above, be a CCC graduate, and have successfully served (or be currently serving) as a team leader or higher position for at least one year.

Noncommissioned Officer-awardees must have successfully served (or be currently serving) as a CA NCO or Medic, on a CA team or higher position for at least one year. They must also hold the rank of Staff Sergeant or above. 

Award Submission

Please use this form to submit award submissions for the General Winfield Scott Medallions (Bronze, Silver, and Gold). Start by filling in the Recommender's information

Silver Medallion

The endorsement authority for the Silver Medallion is delegated to active and reserve CA brigade commanders and G9s/C9s (COL-equivalent). 

Officer-awardees must be a Lt. Colonel or above, be an ILE graduate, and have successfully served (or be currently serving) as a battalion commander or equivalent position for at least one year.

Noncommissioned Officer-awardees must be a SGM or CSM and must have successfully served (or be currently serving) as a battalion command sergeant major or equivalent position for at least one year.

Gold Medallion

The General Winfield Scott Gold Medallion is the most prestigious and highest of the three award levels. 

 

The endorsement authority for the Gold Medallion is delegated to active and reserve General Officers who have served or are currently serving in the Regiment. 

Officers-awardees must be a Colonel or above and have successfully served (or be currently serving) as a brigade commander or equivalent position for at least one year.

 

Noncommissioned Officer-awardees must be a SGM or CSM and must have successfully served (or be currently serving) as a brigade command sergeant major or equivalent for a period of at least one year.

The Gold Medallion is awarded only to the most distinguished members of the Regiment who have meaningfully contributed to the profession and function of Civil Affairs in support of national defense. It should therefore be recognized as a lifetime achievement award.

Submission Guidelines

Use the form to the left to make award submissions or send documentation in an email to awards@civilaffairsassoc.org

After the Awards Committee reviews all proper documentation, an invoice for the payment of the medallion will be sent to the specified addressee.  Cost of the medallion, including shipping, is $25.00.

Please allow 1-2 weeks for a response and plan for a minimum of 4 weeks of processing and shipping prior to a planned presentation event. 

Click Below to Download Nomination Narrative Template

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