The Superior Unit Award was established on April 8, 1985, by Secretary of the Army John O. Marsh, Jr.
The Superior Unit Award has been in effect since April 8, 1985.
The Superior Unit Award may be awarded during peacetime for outstanding meritorious performance of a difficult and challenging mission carried out under extraordinary circumstances. The unit must display such outstanding devotion and superior performance of exceptionally difficult tasks as to set it apart from and above other units with similar missions. The award is not given for operations of a purely humanitarian nature.
ORDER OF PRECEDENCE
The Superior Unit Award is worn after the Meritorious Unit Commendation and before any foreign unit citation.
Additional awards of the Superior Unit Award are denoted by oak leaf clusters.