Security, privacy, and administrative reasons preclude a complete list of awards recipients. Agencies with a need to verify valor award recipients can do so by contacting the appropriate Military Service. The Military Services provide priority support to law enforcement agencies to assist them in determining whether or not someone is a valor award recipient. Employers, state or federal organizations can verify valor award recipients by requesting copies of the service member's discharge paperwork using the appropriate contact information below.


U.S. Army

U.S. Navy

U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Air Force/Space Force 

U.S. Army Awards and
Decorations Branch
Phone: (502) 613-9126
 U.S. Navy Awards
Phone: (202) 685-1770 
Personal Awards Section
Military Awards Branch
Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
Phone: (703)784-9206
Military Awards Branch
Headquarters, Air Force 
Personnel Center
Phone: (210) 565-2520
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