Military Award Recipients
From the Civil War through modern day military conflicts in the Middle East and beyond, numerous Sigma Chi brothers have earned military decoration for their acts of heroism and valor.
Below are a list of known brothers to receive significant merit from the United States and Canadian Armed Forces not including the Medal of Honor.
If you know of a brother who is a recipient of a military decoration and isn’t listed here, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the rank, name, university, chapter, grad year, honor and year of award for inclusion in this list and our Sigma Chi historical archives.
The Air Force Cross is awarded to an officer or a Warrant Officer for an act or acts of valor, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying, but not while in active operations against an enemy.
The Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) is the United States Army’s second highest military decoration for soldiers who display extraordinary heroism in combat with an armed enemy force. Actions that merit the Distinguished Service Cross must be of such a high degree that they are above those required for all other U.S. combat decorations, but which do not meet the criteria for the Medal of Honor.
The Navy Cross is the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps’ second-highest military decoration awarded for sailors and marines who distinguish themselves for extraordinary heroism in combat with an armed enemy force. The medal is equivalent to the Army’s Distinguished Service Cross, the Air Force and Space Force’s Air Force Cross and the Coast Guard Cross.
The Silver Star Medal (SSM) is the United States Armed Forces’ third-highest military decoration for valor in combat. The Silver Star Medal is awarded primarily to members of the United States Armed Forces for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States.