Military Awards

Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM) | December 31, 2011

Exceptionally Meritorious Service while serving as the LAN Manager in support of operation enduring Freedom. Specialist Mejia's dedication, hard work and selfless service greatly enhanced the overall success of task force thunder's mission. His actions re in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon him, task force thunder, task force patriot brigade, and the United States Army.

Combat Action Badge (CAB) | 1 March, 2011

Awarded for being personally present while being engaged by the enemy (Taliban), and performing satisfactorily in accordance with the prescribed rules of engagement.

Army Good Conduct Medal (AGCM) | January 1, 2011

For exemplary behavior, efficiency, and fidelity in the Active Federal Military Service.

Army Achievement Medal (AAM) - JRTC Rotation | September 13, 2010

For exemplary achievement while participating in Fort Polk's joint readiness training center rotation 10-09. Specialist Mejia's technical expertise and personal stamina enabled him to exceed regardless of the task. SPC Mejia's performance and attention to detail set the highest of standards for soldiers to emulate. His performance reflects great credit upon him, the 5th Battalion, the 25th Field Artillery, the 4th Brigade Combat Team, the 10th Mountain Division, and the United States Army.

Certificate of Achievement - Hero of the Battlefield | August 31, 2010

Exemplary performance while serving as a member of the Brigade Combat team signal community. His determination and work ethic enhanced signal operations at every echelon. His motivation, leadership, and outstanding technical abilities resulted in his selection as a hero of the battlefield by the Joint Readiness Training Center Signal T/M team. His actions are in keeping with the warrior spirit and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

Army Achievement Medal (AAM) - Patriot Endeavor | May 12, 2010

For exemplary achievement during the 4th BCT 10th mountain division's Patriot endeavor. SPC Mejia demonstrated keen insight and ability during the brigade event allowing the automations section to earn an overall rating of excellent on the technical and tactical expertise that was given to the battalion in support of the brigade exercise. SPC Mejia's dedication enhanced the S6 section and the unit. His actions reflect great credit on him, the 5th battalion, 25th Field artillery, and the United States Army.

NCO Professional Development Ribbon (NOPDR) | May 12, 2010

Awarded for completion of prescribed noncommissioned officer development courses (Warrior Leader Course).

Commandant List Recipient - Warrior Leader Course (WLC) | May 12, 2010

SPC Mejia is an enthusiastic, articulate, and convincing communicator who possesses a speakers' ability to adjust to different audiences. He is a positive and enthusiastic leader who generated sound solutions and promoted harmony and teamwork. SPC Mejia provided expert advice which gave positive direction to the group's cohesiveness, learning abilities, and goals. [Top 20% with the highest GPA]

Iraq Campaign Medal (ICM) | December 21, 2008

Awarded for performing duty within the borders of Iraq (or its territorial waters) for a period of thirty consecutive days.

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal (GWTSM) | December 21, 2008

Awarded for performing duty in a designated anti-terrorism operation for a period of 30 consecutive days of duty.

Certificate of Achievement - Operation Iraqi Freedom | December 21, 2008

In recognition of your outstanding contributions during Operation Iraqi Freedom 07-09. Your dedication to duty and performance are in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon you, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and United States Army.

Army Achievement Medal (AAM) - Operation Iraqi Freedom | December 2, 2008

For exceptionally meritorious service as a local area network management specialist in support of operation Iraqi freedom. PFC Mejia's determination, enthusiasm and initiative were the cause of the effective redeployment preparedness of the battalion's digital communication equipment. His ability to accurately track theater provided equipment during the transfer of authority to the new unit was critical to the success of the transfer process. His action reflect distinct credit on him, the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, the 10th Mountain Division and the United States Army.

Honor Graduate - Advanced Individual Training (AIT) | August 18, 2008

For academic excellence in the 25B (Information Systems Operator-Maintainer) class and in being recognized as the honor graduate for his class. [Awarded to 2nd Highest GPA in Class]

National Defense Service Medal (NDSM) | April 1, 2008

Awarded for serving on Active duty in the United States military during the Global War on Terrorism.

Army Service Ribbon (ASR) | April 1, 2008

Awarded for successful completion of initial-entry training in the US Army.