Wear of Decorations, Service Medals, Badges, Unit Awards, and Appurtenances


a. Commanders may require the wear of awards on the following occasions.
(1) Parades, reviews, inspections, and funerals.
(2) Ceremonial and social occasions.
b. Awards are worn at the option of the wearer when not prohibited during normal duty hours. Personnel also may
wear awards on appropriate uniforms when off duty (see para 29–4, below). Personnel are encouraged to wear authorized awards on the service, dress, and mess uniforms.
c. Soldiers may wear awards on the class B uniform during duty hours and when off duty, at their option.