Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation
The Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation was created by the South Vietnamese government. Vietnam Presidential Unit Citations are not US military medals, but foreign awards, and unlike the medals of America, they are presented by the Republic of South Vietnam. Since they are not issued by any agency of the United States, these military awards are worn below almost all military ribbons and medals issued by the United States to members of its military branches. These military ribbons were awarded to all personnel in the Indo-China Military Assistance Advisory Group during August and September of 1954. These military awards were also presented to units of the US military deemed to have performed exceptional services to the Republic of South Vietnam throughout the US involvement in the Vietnam War. The VPUC is now considered obsolete since the bestowing authority of the government of South Vietnam ceased to exist with the extinction of that ruling body.
The Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation is worn below the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and above the National Order of Vietnam in the general order of precedence that has been established for the proper display of all military ribbons and medals for US service branches. These awards are available as military ribbons, lapel pins and unit awards. They may be worn as traditional slide-on military ribbons. While traditionalist may still prefer to purchase the traditional slide-on full size military medals, mini-medals, and slide-on military ribbons; the newer thin mini-medals, and ultra thin military ribbons commercial suppliers now provide have become extremely popular among up and coming military personnel who know how important it is to their career advancement to always maximize the neatness and smartness of their uniform appearance.