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  • Jack Douglas Teixeira
    "NORTH DIGHTON, Mass. — Federal investigators on Thursday arrested a 21-year-old air national guardsman who they believe is linked to a trove of leaked classified U.S. intelligence documents, which hav...
  • Earl Plumlee
    Earl D. Plumlee (born April 6, 1980) is a Master Sergeant in the United States Army. He was awarded the Silver Star for his actions in Afghanistan that took place on 28 August 2013. His Silver Star w...
  • Matthew O. Williams
    Matthew O. Williams (born October 3, 1981) is a sergeant major in the United States Army. He received the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump on October 30, 2019, for his actions on April 6, 2...
  • Rear Admiral Dell Bull
    Dell David Bull (born 1965) is a retired United States Navy Rear Admiral and Naval Flight Officer bombardier/navigator currently assigned as Deputy Director for Operations and Intelligence Integratio...
  • Lieutenant Colonel Terrance Lee Lakin
    The court-martial of Terry Lakin (United States v. LTC LAKIN, Terrence L.) was a United States Army criminal trial that found Terrence Lakin guilty on four counts of disobeying orders and one count o...

The Achievement Medal is a military decoration of the United States Armed Forces. The Achievement Medal was first proposed as a means to recognize outstanding achievement or meritorious service of military personnel who were not eligible to receive the higher Commendation Medal or the Meritorious Service Medal.

Each military service issues its own version of the Achievement Medal, with a fifth version authorized by the U.S. Department of Defense for joint military activity. The Achievement Medal is awarded for outstanding achievement or meritorious service not of a nature that would otherwise warrant awarding the Commendation Medal. Award authority rests with local commanders, granting a broad discretion of when and for what action the Achievement Medal may be awarded.