Created in 1985, The US Army Superior Unit Award is one of that Services ''Citation'' Awards. Larger than the traditional ''Medal Ribbon'', The Superior Unit Award was created to recognize those Units who performed ''exceptional services'' under ''exceptional circumstances''. Both non-combat and combat operations can be included as merit recognition. As with other US Army Citations, although the Award is given to a specific Unit (collectively), those present or assigned to said Unit at the time of Award, are authorized to wear The Citation permanently. All others are required to wear The Citation only while assigned with The Unit (removing it when re-assigned to another Unit). The Superior Unit Citation is a series of Red, Gold and Green Striping, encircled by a Gold Frame. The Award is only worn on the Right Dress Uniform Pocket Top, normally as first in Order.