Authorized by the United States Congress on July 9th, 1918 for the United States Army.
Award Criteria (as detailed by various official sources):
The Silver Star is currently awarded by all branches of the Armed Forces to any person who, while serving in any capacity, is cited for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force, or while serving with friendly forces against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party.
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