The insignia of the Meritorious Unit Citation - MUC - is a rhodium plated sterling silver rectangular frame 32 millimetres wide and 15 millimetres deep surrounding a ribbon bar of old gold 28 millimetres wide and 10 millimetres deep with a design of flames emanating from the frames outer edge to the centre. 7. A rhodium plated sterling silver Federation Star 7 millimetres in diameter is placed at the centre of the ribbon bar. 8. The insignia miniature is a two-thirds size replica of the insignia of the Citation surrounding a miniature ribbon bar 18 millimetres wide.Personnel posted to the unit for the period the citation was awarded wear the emblem with the Federation Star device in perpetuity with all orders of Ceremonial, General Duty and Mess Orders of Dress. Personnel who join the unit subsequently wear the citation without the Federation Star, and on leaving the unit cease to wear the citation.
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm Device: The Vietnam Gallantry Cross issued as a unit award which is an entirely separate decoration from the full sized medal. Known as the "Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation," usually issued with a bronze palm or star device. The unit citation award was created in 1968 and was issued as the Gallantry Cross ribbon, with a bronzed metal palm device, enclosed within a gold frame. The unit citation was issued in the name of South Vietnam to any military unit which distinguished itself to the same level as would be required for the individual award.Note: There is now an Australian design if this award, utilising the same shape and design of Australian issued Gallantry and Meretorious Unit Citations. This is the original Viet Nam award.
US Army Meritorious Unit Citation: Awarded for, at least, six months of exceptionally meritorious conduct in support of military operations to service and support units of the US Armed Forces and cobelligerent nations during the period 01 JAN 1944 through 15 SEP 1946, during the Korean War, and after 01 MAR 1961. The degree of achievement is that which would merit the award of the Legion of Merit to an individual. US citations, including the MUC are not authorized in a miniature size, and are not worn as a miniature. Full size citations are worn with mess kit.
Second and subsequent awards are denoted by wear of the bronze Oak Leaf Cluster; a silver Oak Leaf Cluster is worn in lieu of five bronze.
United States Army Presidential Unit Citation: The Distinguished Unit Citation was redesignated the Presidential Unit Citation. The PUC is awarded to units of the United States Armed Forces and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or after 07 DEC 1941. The unit must display such gallantry, determination, and esprit de corps in accomplishing its mission under extremely difficult and hazardous conditions as to set it apart from and above other units participating in the same campaign. The degree of heroism required is the same as that which would warrant award of a Distinguished Service Cross to an individual. Extended periods of combat duty or participation in a large number of operational missions, either ground or air, is not sufficient. The PUC is authorized for purchase and wear as a permanent part of the uniform by those individuals who served with the unit during the cited period. US citations, including the PUC are not authorized in a miniature size, and are not worn as a miniature. Full size citations are worn with mess kit.
It may be worn temporarily by those persons serving in the unit subsequent to the cited period.
Second and subsequent awards are denoted by wear of the bronze Oak Leaf Cluster;
a silver Oak Leaf Cluster is worn in lieu of five bronze.
When awarded for combat or direct combat support, a bronze "V" device is worn.