Established in 1985, the Army Superior Unit Award recognizes Army units that demonstrate exceptional merit or achievement in carrying out assignments of particular difficulty during a time of peace. The award originated through the 1980 Army Cohesion and Stability Study. Civilians are also eligible for the award.
The ribbon features a dark green central section bordered by a thin vertical yellow stripe and a thicker red stripe on each side proceeding outward. It is encased by a gold frame with a leaf pattern.
Subsequent awards may be indicated by oak leaf clusters.