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Awarding of the Purple Heart for Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (MTBI)

US Army Purple Heart Requirements

US Army Submission Requirements

To demonstrate the injury meets all the standards outlined in the Army Directive and AR 600-8-22, and facilitate the issuance of orders and records update as required, the following documents must accompany each request:

  • DA Form 4187 (Personnel Action)
  • Chain-of-command endorsement (through the first general officer in the Soldier's chain of command for those currently serving)
  • Deployment orders
  • Officer Record Brief/Enlisted Records Brief/DA Form 2-1, 2a, 2b or 2c
  • One-page narrative describing the qualifying incident and conditions under which the Soldier was injured or wounded
  • Statements from at least two individuals "other than the proposed recipient" who were personally present, observed the incident and have direct knowledge of the event. Alternatively, other official documentation may be used to corroborate the narrative.
  • Casualty report
  • SF 600 (chronological record of medical care)
  • DD Form 214 (certificate of release or discharge from active duty) (if applicable)

US Army Example Documents

Contact Information

Peter W. Ogden, Director
Bureau of Veterans' Services
117 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0117
Telephone: 207-430-6035
Fax: 207-626-4471

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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If you are a Maine veteran or current member of the Maine National Guard and believe that you are eligible for a Purple Heart due to a concussion injury, please contact SFC Akoa at, 207-430-6069.