Bronze 2 Knot G.C. Device
Criteria: Good Conduct Knots are issued to United States Army personnel as an attachment to the Army Good Conduct Medal – and the accompanying service ribbon – denoting additional decorations of the award. Good Conduct Knots are comprised of a bronze, silver, or gold clasp with several inscribed knots (loops). The second award of the Army Good Conduct Medal, for example, would display a bronze clasp with two knots, the third would show a bronze clasp with three knots, etc. After the sixth award, the clasp changes to silver. Upon issuance of an eleventh award, the clasp changes to gold. Thus, a silver loop with two knots would denote the seventh award of the Army Good Conduct Medal while a gold loop with four knots would indicate the fourteenth award of the decoration. The Army Good Conduct Medal is the only one of the various branch-of-service Good Conduct awards using Good Conduct Loops to denote multiple awards. The U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard display additional Good Conduct awards with service stars. Good Conduct Knots were first created in 1941 and were based on the concept of the enlistment bar.