Military Outstanding volunteer service medal (MOVSM)

Comments used for a Volunteer Firefighter
*SFC XXX volunteers as a member of the XXX Volunteer Fire Company # 1, City, State. He has been an active member in the company since 1989. During the last few years with the company, he has filled vital roles as a structural and forestry firefighter, an emergency medical technician, a search & rescue member, Fire Chief, and Deputy Fire Chief.
*During major flooding, caused by Hurricane Ivan, in Borough and the greater City community in 2004, SFC XXX spent 3 continuous days pumping water out of basements, warning and assisting citizens in evacuating their homes, and in rescuing citizens from flood waters. During this time, he drove fire apparatus across flooded and dangerous roads, putting himself in harms way to assist community members.
*Since January 2002, SFC XXX has responded to over 400 emergency calls, totaling more than 500 hours of volunteer service in direct support of the safety of the local community. He has made himself available to protect the community during all times including holidays and emergencies in the middle of the night. SFC XXX has attended all training needed to be able to respond to an emergency without payment or reimbursement for his personal cost.
*SFC XXX also spends his personal time keeping accountability of the protective gear issued to members by the fire company. He has applied his knowledge of military accountability procedures to develop a procedure for the fire company to use. His careful accountability prevents theft of expensive gear and ensures that the company is able to outfit all members of the department appropriately.
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FOR MERITORIOUS ACTS OF VOLUNTEER SERVICE WHILE SERVING AS A MEMBER OF THE XXX VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY, CITY, STATE. SFC FIRST M. LAST'S SELFLESS SERVICE AND PERSONAL COURAGE HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE SAFETY OF THE COMMUNITY OF CITY, STATE AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES AND REFLECT GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, COMPANY, BATTALION, AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.

Obviuosly scrubbed to remove identification, but I think you can figure it what to write from this. If you are unfamiliar with volunteer fire or police companies, they keep run logs. You can call, explain what you are looking for, and they will get you info that can help write the award.
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Originally posted by SUPPLY101:
Can I get denied by my 1SG for recieving a MOVSM. I have over 150 logged voulenteer hours and got put in for one, but he said since I'm a NCO I don't need one and terminated the process.


Take it up your chain. 1SG isn't the approval authority, and it will help you for future promotions if your work is documented appropriately, via the award.
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Originally posted by AutobahnSHO:
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Originally posted by SUPPLY101:
Can I get denied by my 1SG for recieving a MOVSM. I have over 150 logged voulenteer hours and got put in for one, but he said since I'm a NCO I don't need one and terminated the process.


Take it up your chain. 1SG isn't the approval authority, and it will help you for future promotions if your work is documented appropriately, via the award.


I have them logged on VMIS and copies of my awards. I'll bring it up just looking to PCS out of here
I recieved a MOVSM on my 638 and there were no downgrades what so ever by any of the approving officals. My question is what should the award look like? I recieved a Certificate of Achievement and my unit posted it as a MOVSM on my ERB and there telling me that the MOVSM comes on a certificate of achievement. This just doesn't sound right because a medal not a cert.
SUPPLY101: There is nothing you receive for the MOVSM outside of the DA 638.

The COA should be counted as a COA if they gave it to you but the DA 638 is all you will need to get it added to your OMPF and ERB.

Local units are entitled to make a "Congratulations" form if they wish but it is not official.
fellow 325 AIR member,
may you email me the volunteeer 638 to c_s062000@yahoo.com.

LET'S GO


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Originally posted by xllxjustinxllx:
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.

***Proposed Citation***

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.

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