Order Of the Dragon Program Criteria
The Order of the Dragon (OOD) Program consists of three Awards. These awards are the Ancient Order, the Honorable Order, and the Carol Ann Watson Spouse Award.
The CCRA gives these awards to recognize "Dragon Soldiers” (and their spouses) who have demonstrated the highest standards of integrity and moral character, an outstanding degree of professional competence, and have contributed to the promotion of the Chemical Corps in numerous ways over the course of their career.
For more information on each award, click on the links below:
By exception the Chief of Chemical may approve the OOD for individuals the do not meet the specific criteria of the award types above if the Chief of Chemical deems that the individual has provided conspicuous service to the Chemical Corp and the CCRA.
The CCRA Board of Governors may approve special accouterments for selected individuals as they deem necessary and appropriate.
The CCRA Board of Governors may approve that a Review Panel be organized to review OOD’s previously presented prior to January 2005. If the Review Panel feels that an individual previously awarded the OOD, meets the criteria for award of the Ancient Order of the Dragon, the Review Panel may recommend that the Chief of Chemical upgrade the individuals OOD to the Ancient Order.
Individuals awarded the OOD are responsible for purchase of their accouterments.
Induction into the Order of the Dragon:
Every effort should be made to present award of the OOD to individuals in a suitable ceremony.
Click the links below to learn more on how to conduct the Order of the Dragon Ceremony and the Regimental Punchbowl Ceremony, and to view the Regimental Punch ingredients list.
Army Blue or Army White Mess Uniform: The Order of the Dragon medallion will be worn with the ribbon around the neck, outside the shirt collar and inside the coat collar. The medallion will hang at full length of the ribbon.
Army Blue, Army White or Army Green Uniform: The Order of the Dragon medallion will hang with the ribbon around the neck, outside the shirt collar and inside the coat collar. The medallion will hang over the four-in-hand necktie near the collar and above the top button of the coat or just under the bow tie near the collar and above the top button of the coat. Proper positioning may require pinning the ribbon together approximately three inches from the ends.
The medallion will be worn with the dragon facing out and in view. The Order of the Dragon may be worn at any official Army, Service, or Department of Defense event or occasion, or other specific event or occasion approved by the Chief of Chemical.
Males: Men will wear the medallion around the neck with the ribbon over the shirt collar and inside the coat collar. Whether worn with a bow tie or four-in-hand tie, the medallion will hang at the full length of the ribbon. When the four-in-hand tie is worn, the medallion will hang over the tie.
Females: The Carol Ann Watson Award is designed to be worn on a ribbon or as a broach. Ladies may wear the award either around the neck with it hanging at the full length of the ribbon or as a broach and appropriate for their specific gown or dress.
The medallion will be worn with the dragon facing out and in view. The Order of the Dragon medallion may be worn at any official Army, Service, or Department of Defense event or occasion, or other specific event or occasion approved by the Chief of Chemical..