If anybody needs the DA 638, i can send it, but here is what the bullets look like.
SPC A*** volunteered 88 hours of service to Fort Bliss and the local community. His involvement with the community's youth promoted a positive image of soldiers being viewed as role models. SPC A**** also dedicated 12 hours to the city of El Paso through the Fort Bliss Sergeant Audie Murphy Club such as the annual Trot For Tots. This event collected money for underprivileged children of El Paso.
SPC A**** dedicated 76 hours to the students of ****** Elementary School, participating in pep rallies, judging contests, and landscaping the school's atrium. He also decorated for a halloween haunted house at the school. This shows the El Paso community that Fort Bliss cares about the students and their success, while still being able to have fun. Teachers, parents, and school administrators expressed their gratitude for his work and mentorship.
For outstanding achievement while selflessly devoting 164 hours of volunteer service to local community schools and organizations. Specialist A*****'s efforts enhanced the army's self image in the local community. His outstanding performance reflects great credit upon him, the steel battalion, 5th bde combat team, 1st armored division, and the united states army.
If anyone could send me a copy of the 638 or just some example bullets so I know where to start with these, I have 3 soldiers that have been doing a great job with habitat for humanity and want to do a write up for them.
Posts: 4 | Location: Ft. Stewart, GA | Registered: 14 June 2006
Could those of you who have been awarded or have samples of the DA 638 for a MOVSM please send all that you have to firstname.lastname@example.org my NCO said that if i want it i will have to write it but ive never written an award before so anything you can send would be a great help. thanks.
I think ACS has some sort of "time sheet" that they use if you volunteer through them.
Otherwise, I would guess that a memo from the organization would suffice.
I think more soldiers would do this if there was more established guidance on it. I've only been in one unit that had established polices on the awarding of the MOVSM, and that was at AIT at Fort Huachuca.
Posts: 344 | Location: Fort Belvoir, VA | Registered: 01 November 2007
DLI had criteria as well. I think it was like 100 hours. I was so busy trying to pass my language that I had zero interest in getting it. Now I am a little more interested, but wasn't sure exactly how to go about it.
DA 638's are available quickly through your 'forms' on AKO, it's much easier to access them there than to wait for someone to e-mail it.
Here're the bullets on my DA 638 that were approved:
1.)***** was recognized by the USO *** as the July **** "volunteer of the month". He earned this prestigious title by volunteering an amazing 200 hours within a three month time frame. His story was so remarkable it was featured in the locally published **** magazine this month. ***** has assisted the USO by working as a photographer, serving food at events, assisting on USO tours and general assistance at the *** USO *****. His actions displayed the true meaning of our motto "Selfless-Service"
2.) ***** dedicated many of his non-working weekends to assisting the ****** community's AADD program, volunteering over 30 hours in one week. **** assisted the program in a variety of roles, including answering phones, driving the designated drivers, giving directions, and coordinating requests. His resolve to help others was proven by the fact that he paid for taxi fares to the AADD sites since he does not occupy a privately owned vehicle.
Proposed citation: For merritorious achievement while volunteering over 230 hours in community service from **** to ****. Your dedication to helping others reflects great credit upon you, ****, the *** department, and the United States Army.
Hope that helps!
Posts: 86 | Location: Camp Yongsan, South Korea | Registered: 04 December 2009
I have a question. I was Medevaced out of Iraq and was assigned to a Warrior Transition Batallion. Since being there I volunteer at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center where warriors and families can recieve assistance in finance and education and more. My platoon sergeant wanted to recommend this award to me but after looking into the regulations he does not think I qualify. Can someone clear this up for me and let me know if I qualify. I will provide more information if needed. Thanks!