DA Form 638, Recommendation for Award, is a United States Army form used for recommending a soldier for most awards, except wartime awards, awards for valor and heroism. The form is used for reviewing individual nominations for decorations or awards, to record decisions made on those applications, and to maintain individual award case files.
The latest edition of the form - sometimes incorrectly referred to as DD Form 638 - was released by the Department of the Army (DA) on April 1, 2021, with all previous editions being obsolete. An up-to-date fillable DA Form 638 is available for download below or can be obtained through the Army chain of command.
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