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					                          DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
                      BOARD FOR CORRECTION OF MILITARY RECORDS
                          1901 SOUTH BELL STREET, 2ND FLOOR
                               ARLINGTON, VA 22202-4508




                         RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS


      IN THE CASE OF:


      BOARD DATE:    6 April 2006
      DOCKET NUMBER: AR20050009212


      I certify that hereinafter is recorded the true and complete record of the
proceedings of the Army Board for Correction of Military Records in the case of
the above-named individual.

       Mr. Carl W. S. Chun                                 Director
       Mr. Luis Almodova                                   Senior Analyst


      The following members, a quorum, were present:

       Mr. Paul M. Smith                                   Chairperson
       Ms. Carmen Duncan                                   Member
       Ms. Brenda K. Koch                                  Member

      The Board considered the following evidence:

      Exhibit A - Application for correction of military records.

      Exhibit B - Military Personnel Records (including advisory opinion, if any).
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THE APPLICANT'S REQUEST, STATEMENT, AND EVIDENCE:

1. The applicant requests, in effect, that the two Bronze Star Medals he received
be added to his DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active
Duty.

2. The applicant states, in effect, that his DD Form 214 was generated before
the documentation was provided to him.

3. The applicant submitted a copy of an award certificate for the Bronze Star
Medal, dated 11 January 2004; an award certificate for the Bronze Star Medal,
dated 8 February 2004; and a copy of a 432nd Civil Affairs Memorandum for
Record, Subject: Presidential Unit Citation, dated 31 March 2005, in support of
his application. On 22 March, the applicant submitted a copy of the DD Form
214 he was issued on 17 May 2004 and other documents pertinent to other
awards - the Combat Action Badge and overseas service bars – he wishes to
have added to his DD Form 214.

CONSIDERATION OF EVIDENCE:

1. The applicant’s military records show he enlisted in the Air Force Air National
Guard on 27 August 1980. On 3 March 1981, he was ordered to active duty for the
purpose of completing initial active duty training (IADT). He completed this training
and was released from IADT on 19 June 1981. He continued to serve in the Air
Force Air National Guard until 11 August 1988 when he was honorably discharged
in the rank of Staff Sergeant, E-5, for the purpose of enlisting in another component.

2. The NGB Form 22 the applicant was provided on his discharge shows he
was awarded the Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon and the Air Reserve
Forces Meritorious Service Medal, with oak leaf cluster. On 15 August 1992,
the applicant's NGB Form 22 was corrected to add the Air Force Outstanding
Unit Award, the Air Force Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon, and
the Air Force Training Ribbon.

3. The applicant enlisted in the Wisconsin Army National Guard (ARNG) on
30 March 1990. He continued to serve in this component, and as a Reserve of the
Army, until 3 August 1990, when he was discharged to accept an appointment as
a commissioned officer and assignment to the Adjutant General Corps.

4. The applicant was ordered to active duty for training (ADT) on 4 August 1991
and on 5 November 1991 he was honorably released from ADT at the completion


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of his period of ADT. The DD Form 214 the applicant was issued on his release
from ADT shows he was awarded the Army Service Ribbon. On 10 July 1991,
the applicant was awarded the Armed Forces Reserve Medal in a Memorandum,
Subject: Award of the Armed Forces Reserve Medal or Device; however, this
award was not added to his DD Form 214 on his release from ADT.

5. On 19 April 1997, the applicant submitted his resignation from the Wisconsin
ARNG and was honorably discharged in the rank and pay grade, Captain, O-3.
The applicant was transferred to a Training Program Unit (TPU) of the US Army
Reserve, the 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion (Direct Support), Green Bay, Wisconsin.
The NGB Form 22 the applicant was issued on his discharge from the Wisconsin
ARNG shows he was awarded the Armed Forces Reserve Medal; the National
Defense Service Medal; the Wisconsin Service Ribbon (2nd Award); the Army
Reserve Components Achievement Medal, (4th Award); the Meritorious Service
Medal; and the Marksman Marksmanship Qualification Badge, with Automatic Rifle
Bar [M-16 Rifle].

6. The evidence shows that the applicant was given a branch transfer from
the Adjutant General Corps to the Civil Affairs Branch on 24 July 1998. The
applicant's branch transfer was announced in a Memorandum, Subject: Branch
Transfer, prepared by Headquarters, US Army Special Operations Command, Fort
Bragg, North Carolina, dated 24 July 1998.

7. On 11 August 2000, the applicant was ordered to active duty in support of
Operation Joint Guardian. The applicant served in Germany from 20 August
2000 through 22 August 2000 and in Kosovo from 23 August 2000 through
27 February 2001. The applicant was released from active duty on 22 March
2001.

8. Item 13 (Decorations, Medals, Badges, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Awarded or Authorized), of the applicant's DD Form 214, with an effective date of
22 March 2001, shows he was awarded: the Meritorious Service Medal; Air Force
Outstanding Unit Award; the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (4th
Award); the National Defense Service Medal; the Armed Forces Reserve Medal; the
Armed Forces Reserve Medal, with "M" Device; the Army Service Ribbon; the Army
Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (4th Award); the Air Force Basic
Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon; the Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon;
the Air Force Training Ribbon; the Kosovo Campaign Medal; the North Atlantic
Treaty Organization Medal; the Expert Marksmanship Qualification Badge, with
Pistol Bar, and the Marksman Marksmanship Qualification Badge, with Rifle Bar.



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9. The applicant was awarded the Army Reserve Components Overseas Training
Ribbon in a Memorandum, Subject: Award of the Army Reserve Components
Overseas Training Ribbon, prepared by the Sergeant Dennis JF Murphy Memorial
US Army Reserve Center, Green Bay, Wisconsin, dated 8 January 2003.

10. The applicant was ordered to active duty in support of Operation Enduring
Freedom for 365 days, but not to exceed 2 years, on 28 February 2003.

11. Item 18 (Remarks), of the applicant's DD Form 214, with an effective date
17 May 2004, shows he served in Kuwait and in Iraq for the period from 14 April
2003 through 13 April 2004.

12. The applicant was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, for exceptionally meritorious
performance of duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom, for the period 28 February 2003
to 1 April 2004, by Permanent Orders Number 011-016, published by Headquarters
and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, on
11 January 2004. This award is not shown on the applicant's DD Form 214.

13. The applicant was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, for exceptionally meritorious
service during Operation Iraqi Freedom, for the period 19 March 2003 to 2 March
2004, by Permanent Orders Number 039-194, published by the 432 Civil Affairs
Battalion, 304th Civil Affairs Brigade, on 8 February 2004. This award is not
shown on the applicant's DD Form 214.

14. The applicant's unit, the 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion, was awarded the
Presidential Unit Citation for its support of the I [Roman Numeral One] Marine
Expeditionary Force (OIF) for the period 21 March through 24 April 2003, by
R010730 March 2005 Unclassified Message from CMC, Washington, DC.
This unit award is not shown on the applicant's DD Form 214.

15. The applicant was honorably released from active duty, on 17 May 2004,
under the provisions of Army Regulation (AR) 600-8-24, paragraph 2-27A, at the
completion of required service. On the date he was released from active duty,
the applicant had completed 1 year, 2 months, and 20 days net active service.

16. Item 24 (Decorations, Medals, Badges, Commendations, Citations and
Campaign Ribbons Awarded or Authorized), of the DD Form 214 he was issued on
his release from active duty on 17 May 2004, shows he was awarded: the Air Force
Outstanding Unit Award; the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (5th
Award); the National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award); the Kosovo Campaign



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Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; the Global War on
Terrorism Service Medal; the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, with "M" Device (2nd
Award); the Army Forces Reserve Medal (2nd Award); the Army Service Ribbon;
the Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon; the Air Force Basic
Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon; the Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon;
the Air Force Training Ribbon; and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal.
The two Bronze Star Medals, in effect, the Bronze Star Medal, with oak leaf cluster,
and the Presidential Unit Citation are not shown among the applicant's authorized
awards. The Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal, with oak leaf cluster;
the Meritorious Service Medal; and the Marksman Marksmanship Qualification
Badge, with Rifle Bar, shown on the applicant's NGB Form 22, dated 19 April 1997,
were not transposed to his last issued DD Form 214 because he was released
from active duty on temporary records. The Army Reserve Components Overseas
Training Ribbon as shown on his DD Form 214, dated 22 March 2001, is shown on
the applicant's DD Form 214; however, the designation for the fourth award is not.
The Expert Marksmanship Qualification Badge shown on the applicant's DD Form
214, with an effective date of 22 March 2001, was also not transposed to the
DD Form 214 with an effective date of 17 May 2004.

17. The applicant was awarded the Combat Action Badge by Permanent Orders
C348-123, Headquarters, US Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations
Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, dated 14 December 2005.
This badge is not shown on the applicant's DD Form 214 with an effective date
of 17 May 2004.

18. The applicant was awarded two overseas service bars in a Memorandum
for Distribution: Subject: Award of the Overseas Service Bars, prepared by the
Sergeant Dennis J.F. Murphy Memorial US Army Reserve Center, 432d Civil Affairs
Battalion, dated 22 April 2004. These overseas service bars are not shown on the
applicant's DD Form 214 with an effective date of 167 May 2004.

19. The applicant was released from his assignment with the 432nd Civil Affairs
Battalion and was transferred to the Retired Reserve in the rank and pay grade,
Major, O-4, on 31 August 2004. On the date of his transfer to the Retired Reserve,
the applicant had completed 24 qualifying years of service for retirement purposes.

20. AR 600-8-22 states, in pertinent part, that an oak leaf cluster is awarded to
denote the second and succeeding award of certain decorations, among which is
the Bronze Star Medal.




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21. AR 670-1, chapter 29, prescribes policy and guidance for wear of U.S. and
foreign unit awards. This regulation states that a Soldier may wear the unit
award permanently if the individual was assigned to, and present for duty with
the unit any time during the period cited; or was attached by competent orders
to, and present for duty with the unit during the entire period, or for at least thirty
consecutive days of the period cited.

DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS:

1. The applicant was awarded two Bronze Star Medals for his service in support
of Operation Iraqi Freedom. These awards are not shown on the applicant's
DD Form 214 with an effective date of 17 May 2004. It would be appropriate to add
them to his DD Form 214 correctly as, the Bronze Star Medal, with oak leaf cluster.

2. The applicant served with a unit at the time it was cited for award of the
Presidential Unit Citation. This unit award is not shown on the applicant's
DD Form 214 with an effective date of 17 May 2004. He is therefore entitled to
have this unit award added to his DD Form 214.

3. The Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal, with oak leaf cluster; the
Meritorious Service Medal; and the Marksman Marksmanship Qualification Badge,
with Rifle Bar, shown on the applicant's NGB Form 22, dated 19 April 1997, were
not transposed to his last issued DD Form 214 because he was released from
active duty, on 17 May 2004, on temporary records.

4. The Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon is shown on the
applicant's DD Form 214 with an effective date of 14 May 2004; however, the
designation for the fourth award is not shown. The applicant is entitled to a
correction of his DD Form 214 to shown the correct number of Army Reserve
Components Overseas Training Ribbons he has received.

5. The applicant was awarded the Combat Action Badge. This badge is not
shown on the applicant's DD Form 214 with an effective date of 17 May 2004.
He is entitled to a correction to add this badge to his DD Form 214.

6. The applicant was awarded two overseas service bars for his service in Iraq.
These overseas service bars were not added to his DD Form 214 on his release
from active duty. He is entitled to have them added to his DD Form 214.




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BOARD VOTE:

_PMS___ __BK____ _cd ____ GRANT FULL RELIEF

________ ________ ________ GRANT PARTIAL RELIEF

________ ________ ________ GRANT FORMAL HEARING

________ ________ ________ DENY APPLICATION

BOARD DETERMINATION/RECOMMENDATION:

The Board determined that the evidence presented was sufficient to warrant
a recommendation for relief. As a result, the Board recommends that all
Department of the Army records of the individual concerned be corrected by:

       a. adding the already-awarded Bronze Star Medal, with oak leaf cluster;
the Meritorious Service Medal; the Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service
Medal, with oak leaf cluster; the Presidential Unit Citation; the Combat Action
Badge; the Expert Marksmanship Qualification Badge, with Pistol Bar; the
Marksman Marksmanship Qualification Badge, with Rifle Bar; and two overseas
service bars to the applicant's DD Form 214 with an effective date of 17 May
2004; and

       b. showing the applicant was awarded the Army Reserve Components
Overseas Training Ribbon (4th Award) as opposed to only one Army Reserve
Components Overseas Training Ribbon as currently shown on his DD Form 214
with an effective date of 17 May 2004.




                                        ______Paul M. Smith_____
                                             CHAIRPERSON




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                                 INDEX

CASE ID                    AR20050009212
SUFFIX
RECON
DATE BOARDED               20060406
TYPE OF DISCHARGE
DATE OF DISCHARGE
DISCHARGE AUTHORITY
DISCHARGE REASON
BOARD DECISION             GRANT
REVIEW AUTHORITY
ISSUES     1. 46           107.0000
           2. 60           107.0014
           3. 77           107.0031
           4.
           5.
           6.




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