Recommendation Process

Receiving the Medal of Honor is the highest honor bestowed by the American Military and personally presented by the President of the United States. Because of the need for accuracy the recommendation process can take in excess of 18 months with intense scrutiny every step of the way. The following charts demonstrate this process.

Medal of honor Recommendation Process

The following organizations and individuals play key roles in the Army Medal of Honor recommendation process:


Recipients of the Medal of Honor are afforded the following benefits for their extraordinary heroism: