USARAL / USARAK
U.S. Army, Alaska
Sample Display Recognition:
You have four display types to choose from:
Black & White (No Color)
Heavy Bond Enclosure
or EnDurable Acrylux© Frame
or Classic Deluxe Frame
|Heavy Bond Enclosure|
Colors: Regal, Black, Navy
Trimmed in Appearance Gold
Ready for Mantle or Shelf Display
|EnDurable Acrylux© Frame|
Colors: Chocolate Brown or Black
Trimmed in Appearance Gold
Ready for Wall or Shelf Display
You must submit the followind:
This Display Recognition is available ONLY to authorized recipients who possess orders, or authorization form, or release documentation that confirms award eligibility. (See "Issue Requirements"). To obtain either a Display Medal or a Display Recognition for your authorized award you will be required to provide military-issued documentation authorizing your award. There are no exceptions.
You must NOT submit a military issued document or photocopy that:
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You may apply for your Display Recognition using a...
(* Upon reception of required documentation)
Complete and MAIL this APPLICATION FORM.
Don't forget to include an unaltered COPY of your DD-214, WD AGO 53-55 or other pre-arranged document(s).
U.S. Army, Alaska Service Display Recognition Inquiry
Telephone: 1-562-422-4100 (Pacific Time Zone)
U.S. Army, Alaska Service
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Authorized to all military and civilian personnel in service with or under command of USARAL/USARAK (U.S. Army, Alaska). (Unit awards apply to members who served during the unit's award period. See Meritorious, Valorous, Presidential, Superior, Outstanding and other unit award categories.)
SHOULDER SLEEVE INSIGNIA. Description: On a blue disc 2 = (6.35cm) inches in diameter, a Great Bears face affronte in white with markings in black, black nose with lips and tongue highlighted in red below a five pointed star, 5/8 inch (1.59cm) in diameter in golden yellow.
Symbolism: The insignia represents the constellation Ursa Major (the Great Bear), which, according to ancient myth, is the guardian of the North Star (Polaris), depicted by the golden yellow star.
Background: The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally authorized for the Alaskan Defense Command on 24 Mar 1943. It was redesignated for the Alaskan Department on 31 Dec 1943. On 1 Mar 1949 the insignia was redesignated for Headquarters, U. S. Army Alaska. On 2 Dec 1968 the insignia was amended to delete the word "Headquarters".
DISTINCTIVE UNIT INSIGNIA. Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02cm) in height overall consisting of a blue (ultramarine) enamel background, arched at the top and bearing a five-pointed gold star, the field bordered by a band of gold rays (each beveled), overall in base two white enamel mountain peaks (one on each side), in the center issuing from the base the crest of a totem pole consisting of an eagles head in proper colors facing to the right.
Symbolism: The single star on the blue background stands for the North Star which also appears on the state flag of Alaska. The gold rays forming an archway symbolize the mission of the U. S. Army, Alaska, as the first line of defense in North America, and also allude to the Northern Lights. The totem pole and the snow covered peaks are symbolic of Alaska. The American eagle as depicted by the Alaskan Indian, with penetrating eyesight and exceptional hearing, alludes to the alertness and protection offered by the organization.
Background: The distinctive unit insignia was originally authorized for the U.S. Army, Alaska on 11 May 1970. It was rescinded on 28 Sep 1976. The insignia was reinstated on 7 May 1996.