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Good Conduct star

Posted by ESC on January 08, 2007

In Reply to: Good Conduct star posted by Neli on January 08, 2007

: Could you tell me, what precisely is "Good Conduct star"? Getting at school or where?

You can get a Good Conduct Medal in the U.S. Army.

The Army Good Conduct Medal (AGCM) was established by Executive Order 8809, 28 June 1941 and was ammended by Executive Order 9323, 1943 and by Executive Order 10444, 10 April 1953. It is awarded for exemplary behavior, efficiency, and fidelity in active Federal military service. It is awarded on a selective basis to each soldier who distinguishes himself or herself from among his or her fellow soldiers by their exemplary conduct, efficiency, and fidelity throughout a specified period of continuous enlisted active Federal military service, as outlined in this chapter. There is no right or entitlement to the medal until the immediate commander has approved the award and the award has been announced in permanent orders. See glossary for definition of "active Federal military service."

And schoolchildren sometimes get gold, silver or red stars for good work, good department, etc.