JOINT STAFF AWARDS, IDENTIFICATION BADGES, AND FLAGS FOR JOINT COMMANDS
|Publication Date:||11 July 2018|
Purpose. This instruction:
a. Provides guidance and instructions on preparing, submitting and processing recommendations for Department of Defense (DoD) awards. This instruction will establish procedures for DoD awards, eligibility criteria and appropriate approval authority to ensure compliance with references a and b. This instruction also establishes policy, eligibility criteria, and procedures to be observed by joint command activities that report to or through the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) for recognizing private citizens, organizations or career civilian Federal Government employees for significant achievements provided to the joint community.
b. Does not change the DoD policies on awarding trophies and similar devices to military members and units; reference c serves as the primary reference for recognition other than by awards and decorations.
c. Establishes policy for the authorization of distinguishing flags and streamers for joint commands and flags for designated positions in accordance with references a and b.
d. Establishes policy authorizing the wear and permanent award of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification (JCS ID) Badge.
Applicability. This instruction applies to the Joint Staff (JS), Services, Combatant Commands (CCMDs), and permanently established joint commands or activities reporting to or through the CJCS.