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, an outstanding degree of professional competence, and 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.
These medallions are named after General Winfield Scott, considered to be the "Father of Civil Affairs" for his remarkable negotiation skills as a "Warrior-Diplomat" at the end of the Black Hawk War and his service in the U.S.-Mexican War where he displayed a deep respect for the Mexican people and their culture.
The Civil Affairs Association (CAA) processes three levels of the CA Regimental awards for the General Winfield Scott Medallion: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Each award 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.
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
Nomination Narrative (1-2 pages)
Endorsement Memo from Nomination Authority
Form Submission (below)
The nomination authority of the Bronze Medallion is delegated to the active and reserve CA battalion command leadership or G9 (O5-level equivalent).
Officers must be a Captain and have completed, or currently serving, as a successful team leader or higher position for over a period of at least 1-year. They must also be CCC graduates.
Noncommisioned Officers must have successfully peformed or are currently serving as a CA NCO or Medic, on a CA team or higher position over a period of at least 1-year. They must also hold the rank of Staff Sergeant or above.
The nomination authority of the Silver Medallion is delegated to the active and reserve CA brigade command leadership or G9/C9 (O6-level equivalent).
Officers must be a Major and have completed, or currently serving, as a successful company commander or higher position for over a period of at least 1-year. They must also have completed phase 2 of ILE.
Noncommissioned Officers must have successfully performed or are currently serving as a company first sergeant or higher position over a period of at least 1-year.
The Gold General Winfield Scott Medallion is the most prestigious and of the the highest order of the three awards.
Officers should be O6 or above and should have completed a successful Brigade Command or equivalent level staff position (i.e. G9)
NCOs should be SGM or CSM and should have completed a tenure as a Battalion CSM or above.
The Gold medallion is awarded to the most distinguished member(s) of the Regiment who have contributed to the career field and function of Civil Affairs in support of national defense, and should be recognized as a lifetime achievement award.
Use the form to the left to make award submissions or send documentation in an email to firstname.lastname@example.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.