Posted on Jun 13, 2019
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To be eligible for the the AGCM, do you need three years of active duty time in just the Army or is it just three of active duty military time in general? I’m currently active duty Army and was previously active duty in the marine corps
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I just looked in AR 600-8-22, and it doesn't specifically say that the time in the Marines doesn't count. However, being as the medal is called the Army Good Conduct Medal, I would gather that it is to be just the time served in the Army.
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Correct. It is the Army good cookie not the Marine corps good cookie. I have both common sense sometimes is just not common. You have to be apart of the Army on Active Duty for 3 good years or be a reserve/ng that has never received a AGCM and be on title 10 orders for 365 days.
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SPC (Join to see) - A good conduct medal is only for the current branch of service. You cannot get an AGCM based on service in another branch. It is three years in the current branch. If you were in the USMC for three years, you should've received a NGCM.
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The marine corps has its own good conduct medal which is the same 3 good years on Active Duty.
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It would be 3 years active duty in the Army, Good Conduct Medals are branch specific but are considered personal awards.

For example: if you completed a full 3 years active duty in the Marines, you would have received a Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal. Once you switch to the Army and you do another 3 years on active duty in the Army, you will receive the Army Good Conduct Medal. You will be able to wear both, however the Army Good Conduct will take precedence. Hope this helps!
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