Category:Women's Army Corps Service Medal

  • Women’s Army Corps Service Medal
  • The Women’s Army Corps Service Medal was established by Executive Order 9365, announced in War Department Bulletin 17, 1943. It is awarded for service in both the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps between 1942-07-10 and 1943-08-31 and the Women’s Army Corps between 1943-09-01 and 1945-09-02.

DescriptionEdit

  1. Medal: A Bronze medal, 1¼ inches in diameter, with the head of Pallas Athene in profile facing right, superimposed on a sheathed sword cross with oak leaves and a palm branch within a circle composed of the words "WOMEN’S" in the upper half, and in the lower half "ARMY CORPS". On the reverse, within an arrangement of 13 stars, is a scroll bearing the words "FOR SERVICE IN THE WOMEN’S ARMY AUXILIARY CORPS" in front of the letters "U S" in lower relief. At the top and perched on the scroll is an eagle with wings elevated and displayed and at the bottom, the date "1942-1943".
  2. Ribbon: The ribbon is 1⅛ inches wide and consists of the following stripes:
    1. ⅛ inch Old Gold 67105;
    2. 1⅛ inch Mosstone Green 67127; and
    3. ⅛ inch Old Gold.

CriteriaEdit

  • The Women’s Army Corps Service Medal was awarded for service in both the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps during the period 1942-07-101943-08-31 and the Women’s Army Corps during the period 1943-09-011945-09-02.

ComponentsEdit

  • The following are authorized components of the Women’s Army Corps Service medal:
    • a. Medal (regular size): MIL-DTL-3943/199.
    • b. Medal (miniature size): MIL-STD-3943/199. Available commercially.
    • c. Ribbon: MIL-STD-11589/153. Available commercially.
    • d. Lapel Button: Available commercially.

BackgroundEdit

  • a. The Women’s Army Corps Service Medal was established by Executive Order 9365 and promulgated in War Department Bulletin 17, 1943.
  • b. Proposed designs were submitted to the Secretary of War for approval on 1944-12-12 and approved by the Secretary on 1944-12-16. The design by Mr. Thomas Hudson Jones, Heraldic Branch, Office of the Quartermaster General, has Pallas Athene, the Greek Goddess of Wisdom and the Arts. The ribbon colors are the branch colors of the Women’s Army Corps.

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