The Silver Star, section 3746, title 10, United States Code (10 USC 3746), was established
by Act of Congress 9 July 1918 (amended by act of 25 July 1963).
The Silver Star is awarded to a person who, while serving in any capacity with the U.S. Army, is cited for gallantry in
action against an enemy of the United States while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign
force, or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the
United States is not a belligerent party. The required gallantry, while of a lesser degree than that required for the Distinguished
Service Cross, must nevertheless have been performed with marked distinction.
It is awarded upon letter application to Commander, PERSCOM, ATTN: TAPC-PDA, Alexandria, VA 22332-0471, to those individuals
who, while serving in any capacity with the U.S. Army, received a citation for gallantry in action in World War I published
in orders issued by a headquarters commanded by a general officer.