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Black Medallion


The USCAA established the Black Medallion of the Order of Saint George in 2008 to recognize United States and Foreign Army junior officers (lieutenants, pre-command captains) and enlisted soldiers (enlisted soldiers with the rank of SSG and below) in a combat arms or combat support branch assigned to an ABCT, SBCT or IBCT (CAB/BN/ CAV SQDN). The approving authority is the first LTC commander who attests to the Warrior Ethos of the nominated officer or soldier.

The Black OSG criterion follows:

  1. The nominator and approving authority (fist LTC Commander) who are current/active members regardless of branch.
  2. The nominee is of any combat arms or combat support branch and is an active/current USCAA member assigned to an ABCT, SBCT or IBCT (CAB/BN/ CAV SQDN). 
  3. The nominee demonstrates outstanding leadership, technical and tactical competence, and exceptional teamwork while serving in armor and cavalry units or authorized TDA positions. 
  4. If the nominee is post-retirement, the nominator must include the nominee's DD Form 214.

Bronze Medallion


The Bronze Medallion of the Order of Saint George recognizes officers in the ranks of Captain and above (Company/Troop Command through Battalion/Squadron Command) and Sergeant First Class and above (Platoon Sergeant through CSM) as well as their Foreign Armor and Cavalry counterparts.  The approval authority is the Squadron/Battalion Commanding Officer who attests to the Warrior Ethos of the nominee.

The Bronze OSG criterion follows:

  1. The nominator and approving authority (first LTC Commander) who are current/active members regardless of branch. 
  2. The nominee is of any combat arms or combat support branch an active/current USCAA member. (assigned to an ABCT, SBCT or IBCT (CAB/BN/ CAV SQDN). 
  3. The nominee demonstrates outstanding leadership, technical and tactical competence, and exceptional teamwork while serving in Armor and Cavalry units or authorized TDA positions. 
  4. The officer and noncommissioned officer nominee must have successfully served as a company level commander or as a platoon sergeant, respectively. 
  5. If the nominee is post-retirement, the nominator must include the nominee's DD Form 214.

If you have questions about the nomination process or want to nominate Armor and Cavalry veterans from WWII, Korea Vietnam, and Cold War eras before the establishment of the OSG awards program, please contact Britta or Trish at caa1@cavalryarmor.com and caa2@cavaryarmor.com, respectively.

Silver Medallion

The Silver Medallion of the Order of Saint George recognizes Brigade Command Teams of any combat arms or combat support branch and senior Armor and Cavalry officers and NCOs as well as their Foreign Armor and Cavalry counterparts who successfully served for twenty or more years. The nominator and approval authority attest to the nominee's Warrior Ethos selfless service and support to the Cavalry and Armor community.  The criteria for BDE or higher command teams and retiring career soldiers follow.

The criteria for Bde or higher command teams and retiring career soldiers follows:

  1. Brigade and above Command Teams and foreign Armor and Cavalry counterparts.
    • The nominee, nominator, and approving authority are USCAA active/current members regardless of branch.
    • Approval authority is division commanding general or equivalent.
    • The nominees complete their command tours successfully.
  2. Retiring Senior Cavalry and Armor Officers and Noncommissioned Officers and foreign Armor and Cavalry counterparts.
    • The nominee, nominator, and approving authority are active/current USCAA members.
    • The nominee meets the Bronze OSG criterion.
    • The officer or noncommissioned officer nominee is in the rank of LTC or above or SFC or above, respectively.
    • The nominee must provide a copy of the retirement orders with an approved retirement date (black out private information such as SSN).
    • The approving authority is the Brigade Commander. Nominees retiring from other organizations the approving authority is COL or equivalent DA civilian. Please contact the USCAA for guidance if a colonel is not in chain of command.
    • If the nominee is post-retirement, the nominator must include the nominee's DD Form 214.

Note: If you have questions about the nomination process or want to nominate Armor & Cavalry veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Cold War eras before the establishment of the OSG awards program, please contact Britta or Trish at caa1@cavalryarmor.com and caa2@cavaryarmor.com, respectively.

Noble Patron of Armor


The Noble Patron of Armor (NPA) provides the commander to recognize combat support and combat service support soldiers other than armor soldiers, international officers, DoA civilians, individuals, and other supporters not eligible for an Order of St George medallion. It is in the tradition of the NOBLE PATRON -- a culture of companionship and service alongside the mounted warrior -- that Commanders recognize all supporters. The nominee does not have to be an Association member. The Noble Patron criteria follows:

The Noble Patron criterion follows:

  1. The nominator and approving authority is the first LTC or higher in the chain of command or civilian equivalents and are active/current USCAA members. 
  2. The nominee provides consistent and exceptional direct or indirect support that contributes to the operational success of Armor and Cavalry units and organizations. 
  3. The nominee contributes significantly to the morale and welfare of the soldiers of Armor and Cavalry units and organizations.

Saint Joan D'Arc

The St. Joan of Arc provide commanders at all levels to recognize soldier spouses for their support regardless of their soldier's rank. In other words, spouses of all enlisted and officers are eligible for the St Joan of Arc. 

A nominee does not have to be a member of the USCAA. The St Joan criterion follows:

  1. The nominator and approval authority is the first LTC or higher in the chain of command or civilian equivalents and are active/current USCAA members.  
  2. The nominee consistently volunteered in the Family Support Group and other community events and whose contributions significantly contributed to the morale, spirit, and welfare of the soldiers in their units or other organizations.
  3. The nominee's contributions exemplify the spirit of Saint Joan of Arc.

The Nomination Process

E-mail a PDF of the nomination packets to the U.S. Cavalry & Armor Association (USCAA) to Britta  at CAA1@cavalryarmor.com or Trish at CAA2@cavalryarmor.com. The nominator should submit the nomination three to four weeks prior to the expected presentation date. Prior to submission, the nominator should verify memberships.  If a situation arises requiring immediate action contact the Association office by email and voice at (706) 563-5714 to coordinate the processing and overnight shipping of the award(s). If nominator requests the award(s) ship via express mail, FED -Ex or UPS, it is the nominator's responsibility to pay and coordinate pick up of the award(s) at the USCAA's  Columbus, GA office. Due to the high number of awards being lost or delivered to the wrong building number on a CONUS Military installation, the USCAA prefers a residential mailing address. The Association will not be held liable or repalce medallions or products not delievered to a building number on a CONUS Military installation. Once the award(s) are processed,the National Executive Director will send the completed award through the endorsing individual to the person making the nomination, and add the awardee’s name to the distinguished roster of recipients.