Appendix A:  Authorized abbreviations for awards and decorations

(with Code Numbers on DA Form 1577)

Medal (Code Number)                                      Abbreviation
Air Medal  (14)                                          AM
American Campaign Medal  (28)                            ACM 
American Defense Service Medal  (26)                     ADSM
Antarctic Service Medal  (36)                            ASM
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (37)                    AFEM
Armed Forces Reserve Medal  (43)                         AFRM
Armed Forces Service Medal (41)                          AFSM
Army Achievement Medal  (18)                             AAM
Army Commendation Medal  (16)                            ARCOM
Army Good Conduct Medal (20)                             GCM or AGCM
Army of Occupation Medal  (32)                           AOM
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal  (44)          ARCAM
Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon  (48)   ARCOTR
Army Service Ribbon  (46)                                ASR
Army Superior Unit Emblem  (25)                          ASUA
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal  (29)                     APCM
Belgian Fourragere  (59)                                 BF
Bronze Arrowhead  (57)                                   BA, AH or BAH
Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster (55)                             OLC or BOLC
Bronze Service Star  (56)                                BSS or BCS
Bronze Star Medal  (10)                                  BSM
Combat Infantryman Badge  (49)                           CIB
Combat Medical Badge  (51)                               CMB
Defense Distinguished Service Medal  (3)                 DDSM
Defense Meritorious Service Medal  (12)                  DMSM
Defense Superior Service Medal  (6)                      DSSM
Distinguished Flying Cross  (8)                          DFC
Distinguished Service Cross  (2)                         DSC
Distinguished Service Medal  (4)                         DSM
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal  (30)     EAMECM
Expert Field Medical Badge  (52)                         EFMB
Expert Infantryman Badge  (50)                           EIB
French Fourragere  (58)                                  FF
Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII  (68)
Humanitarian Service Medal  (42)                         HSM
Joint Meritorious Unit Emblem  (23)                      JMUA
Joint Service Achievement Medal  (17)                    JSAM
Joint Service Commendation Medal  (15)                   JSCM
Korean Service Medal  (35)                               KSM
Kosovo Campaign Medal (40)                               KCM
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait) (67)                    KLM(K)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia) (66)              KLM(SA)
Legion of Merit  (7)                                     LM or LOM
Letter "M" Device (54)                                   M or M Dev
Letter "V" Device  (53)                                  V or V Dev
Medal for Humane Action  (33)                            MHA
Medal of Honor  (1)                                      MH or MOH
Meritorious Service Medal  (13)                          MSM
Meritorious Unit Emblem  (22)                            MUC
National Defense Service Medal  (34)                     NDSM
NCO Professional Development Ribbon  (45)                NPDR
Netherlands Orange Lanyard  (60)                         NOL
Oak Leaf Cluster                                         OLC
Overseas Service Ribbon  (47)                            OSR
Philippine Defense Ribbon  (61)                          PDR
Philippine Independence Ribbon  (63)                     PIR
Philippine Liberation Ribbon  (62)                       PLR
POW Medal  (19)                                          POW
Presidential Unit Emblem  (21)                           PUC
Purple Heart  (11)                                       PH
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon w/Device (1960) (65) VCM
Silver Star  (5)                                         SS
Soldier's Medal  (9)                                     SM
Southwest Asia Service Medal (39)                        SWASM
United Nations Service Medal  (64)                       UNSM
Valorous Unit Emblem  (24)                               VUA
Vietnam Service Medal  (38)                              VSM
Women's Army Corps Service Medal  (27)                   WACSM
World War I Victory Medal                                WWIVM
World War II Victory Medal  (31)                         WWIIVM

Appendix B: List of additional Army medals and badges

(Available but not listed on DA Form 1577)

Army Lapel Button
Aircraft Crewman Badge
Aircraft Crewman Badge (Senior)
Aircraft Crewman Badge (Master)
Aviator Badge
Aviator Badge (Senior)
Aviator Badge (Master)
Parachutist Badge
Parachutist Badge (Senior)
Parachutist Badge (Master)
Marksman Badge
Sharpshooter Badge
Expert Badge
Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Multinational Force and Observers Medal
Air Assault Badge
Glider Badge
Pathfinder Badge
WWI Button (Bronze)
WWI Button (Silver) (If wounded)
Next of Kin Button (Deceased)
United States Retired Button
Scuba Diver Badge
Scuba Diver First Class Badge
Scuba Diver Second Class Badge
Nuclear Reactor Operator Badge
Nuclear Reactor Badge (Supervisor)
Explosive Ordnance Badge
Explosive Ordnance Badge (Senior)
Explosive Ordnance Badge (Master)
Aviation Flight Surgeon Badge
Mexican Service Medal
Spanish Campaign Medal
WWI Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Germany Medal
Ranger Tab
United Nations Medal
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal