AEA recognizes the importance of rewarding hardworking Engineer Soldiers and their Spouses for going above and beyond in their Support of the Engineer Regiment

U.S. Army Engineers

de Fleury Medal

The de Fleury Medal honors and recognizes those individuals who have provided significant contributions to Army Engineering. The medal also emphasizes the history, customs, and traditions of the Corps of Engineers community.

The medal is named for a French Engineer Francois Louis Tesseidre de Fleury, a French engineer who served with the American Army in its fight for independence from Britain during the American Revolutionary War. The Continental Congress appointed de Fleury a captain of engineers, and he quickly proved himself through courage under fire. On October 1,1779, de Fleury was praised for his valor by the men who had penned the Declaration of Independence and who would later sign the Constitution. For his intrepid behavior, the Continental Congress ordered that a medal be struck in his honor.

The de Fleury Medal is the highest award for professional excellence in the Engineer Regiment. There are four orders of the medal — Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Steel. The Gold de Fleury medal is normally awarded only to a single individual each year and is the highest honor. The Steel de Fleury Medal is awarded annually to several junior soldiers and civilians within the Engineer Regiment based on input from  Commanders and their Sergeants Major. While the award is not part of the U.S. Army awards system, it may be worn at official Regimental functions.

Silver DeFleury Submissions

Silver De Fleury Request: Download the AEA Silver De Fleury Form.

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-FORSCOM Units will email to Mrs. Alice Malasig at [email protected] for processing.

-USACE Districts will email to [email protected] for processing.

-Any questions or concerns please call (573) 329-6678, Mon-Fri 8am-4pm CST, or email Mr. John Rather at [email protected]

Steel and Bronze DeFleury Submissions

Please use the online form below to submit for a steel or bronze DeFleury ONLY.  Silver DeFleury awards MUST be processed manually using the instructions above. 

ATTENTION: For Awards Processing from the AEA

When submitting an award through the online portal, you MUST use the email accounts associated with the nominee and approval authority's member accounts. If you have any questions about the information requirements or your member accounts, contact the AEA before you start the online awards portal process.

Army Engineer Association de Fleury Medal Approval/Request Form


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