Valorous Unit Award (Army)
Army Valorous Unit Award is awarded by the Department of the Army to units of
Armed Forces of the United States for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed
enemy of the United States under any of the following conditions:
When engaged in military operations involving
conflict with an opposing foreign
While serving with friendly forces engaged in an
armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a
belligerent party for actions occurring
on or after August 3, 1963.
The Valorous Unit Award requires a lesser degree of
gallantry, determination, and esprit de corps than that required of the Presidential Unit
Service members, when authorized, shall wear a bronze
oak-leaf cluster for each additional award of the Valorous Unit Award they receive.
Authorized Devices: Bronze Oak Leaf, Silver Oak Leaf