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Fill out the Decor 6. This document takes only a few minutes to fill in and it can be handwritten. The only information required is that which is available on the decoration recipient's personnel RIP:
ITEM 1A. Write the name of the decoration you're requesting to be awarded (Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, etc.)
ITEM 1B. Write the appropriate indicator after "cluster". Check the recipient's decoration history listed in para 6 of the DECOR6. If none of the type of award being recommended are currently authorized (have previously been awarded), write "BASIC". If 01 is listed (indicating the person being recommended currently already has 1 of the type of medal being recommended), write "First Oak Leaf Cluster". If 02 is listed, the recommended decoration will be the "Second Oak Leaf Cluster", etc.
ITEM 1C. Inclusive dates:
ITEM 1D. Circle the term which represents whether the recommendation is based on heroism, outstanding achievement, or meritorious service. The term, Meritorious service, is normally used to indicate the award of a PCS medal (which can be an Achievement Medal, a Commendation Medal, etc) and Outstanding Achievement is normally used to indicate recognition of an achievement. There are exceptions. For a complete explanation of these categories refer to AFI 36-2803.
ITEM 1E. Circle reason for decoration. Retirement, Separation, PCS, PCA, Extended Tour, Posthumous, Achievement, Heroism, Act of Courage.
ITEM 1F. Enter the date presentation is desired. This date is used by Career Enhancements to ensure the unit has the decoration well in advance of the requested presentation date. If processing a PCS decoration, enter a date before the recipient's last duty day.
ITEM 1G AND 1H. If the individual is separating or retiring, fill in a forwarding address. If the individual is PCSing and the gaining MPF (Item 1G) and gaining unit (Item 1H) are blank, type in the information as reflected on the member's PCS orders.
ITEM 2. This information should already be filled in (unit, station of current assignment, and individual's rank). If the individual has been or will be promoted during the decoration's inclusive period, make sure Item 2C reflects the new rank; i.e. TSgt Eff 1 Jan 06. If the individual has submitted a name change, use the official name reflected in the computer on the decoration's close-out date.
ITEM 3. Except for posthumous awards, enter "Not Applicable." If posthumous, ensure both surviving spouse and parent(s) are listed.
ITEM 4. If other persons are being recommended for the same act, achievement, or service, circle "YES" and submit DECOR6 and citation for each person. If no other person is being recognized for the same act, circle "NO".
ITEM 5. This is for information only. If the information is not accurate, process a change through your unit orderly room.
ITEM 6. This is the decoration history as it appears in the Personnel Data System (PDS).
ITEM 7. The recommending officials must read this statement before signing item 8.
ITEM 8. Circle the appropriate RECOMMEND or DO NOT RECOMMEND statement and sign the DECOR6. Normally the Commander must also sign the DECOR 6.
QUALITY FORCE. Quality force considerations are essential to preserving the integrity of military decorations. Individuals whose performance and/or conduct have been less than outstanding should not be recommended for a decoration. A person is normally not recommended if during the recognition period they:
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