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  Air Force Distinguished Service Medal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The medal was intended as a new decoration of the United States Air Force to replace the policy of awarding the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Air Force personnel.
The Air Force Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to any member of the United States Air Force who has distinguished himself or herself by exceptionally meritorious service to the United States Government in a duty of great responsibility.
The medal is typically awarded to senior Air Force Generals.
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Medal of honor; Air Force cross; distinguished-service medal: delegation of power to award -STATUTE- The President may delegate his authority to award the medal of honor, Air Force cross, and distinguished-service medal, to a commanding general of a separate air force or higher unit in the field.
Service medals: issue; replacement; availability of appropriations -STATUTE- (a) The Secretary of the Air Force shall procure, and issue without charge to any person entitled thereto, any service medal authorized for members of the Air Force after September 26, 1947, and any ribbon, clasp, star, or similar device prescribed as a part of that medal.
Medals: posthumous award and presentation -STATUTE- (a) If a person dies before the award of a medal of honor, distinguished-service cross, distinguished-service medal, distinguished flying cross, or device in place thereof, to which he is entitled, the award may be made and the medal or device presented to his representative, as designated by the President.
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 Distinguished Service Medal (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Distinguished Service Medal is a high level military and civilian decoration of the United States of America which is issued for meritorious service to the government of the United States in either a senior government service position or as a senior officer of the United States armed forces.
The Distinguished Service Medal is issed both as a military decoration and civilian award.
The following versions of the Distinguished Service Medal are currently issued by the United States government:
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 U.S. Army Individual Decorations
The Soldier's Medal is awarded to any person of the Armed Forces of the United States or of a friendly foreign nation who, while serving in any capacity with the Army of the United States, distinguished himself or herself by heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy.
The Meritorious Service Medal is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States or to any member of the Armed Forces of a friendly foreign nation who, while serving in a noncombat area after 16 January 1969, has distinguished himself or herself by outstanding meritorious achievement or service.
Award of the Air Medal is primarily intended to recognize those personnel who are on current crewmember or noncrewmember flying status which requires them to participate in aerial flight on a regular and frequent basis in the performance of their primary duties.
www.americal.org /awards/achv-svc.htm   (1909 words)

  
 Distinguished Service Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
The Air Force Distinguished Service Medal derives from the Army Distinguished Service Medal, which was established by Act of Congress (Public Law 193, 65th Congress) approved July 9, 1918.
The Act which established the Army Distinguished Service Medal was amended by Act of Congress on July 6, 1960 (Public Law 86-593, 86th Congress), which granted the Air Force the authority to award a Distinguished Service Medal of its own design.
The Air Force Distinguished Service Medal may be awarded to service members who, while serving in any capacity with the Air Force, distinguish themselves by exceptionally meritorious service to the Government in a duty of great responsibility.
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 The Air Force Turns 50: Is It Ready for the Future?
General Bradley C. Hosmer is the former Superintendent of the Air Force Academy, a position he held from 1991 until his retirement in 1994.
The Air Force should carefully examine the way Boeing is restructuring, automating and dramatically improving its information highway between design certification and the production line at their commercial aircraft company.
The loyalty of our air warriors to their units and their sense of service to their nation can be more compelling if it's tied to a national purpose worth the name.
www.heritage.org /Research/NationalSecurity/HL594.cfm   (7308 words)

  
 July in Air Force History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
The National Air and Space Museum opened in Washington, D.C. The Air Force Electronic Warfare Center was established as a subordinate unit of the U.S. Air Force Security Service.
The first Women Air Force Service Pilots in the Air National Guard was sworn in as a result of passage of Public Law 90-130.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is presented to Air Force Gen. James H. Doolittle at the White House.
www.afnews.af.mil /products/history/jul.htm   (1475 words)

  
 US Medals and decorations Page One   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
The Navy Distinguished Service Medal ranks third in order of precedence in the navy Pyramid of Honor, and is designed to recognize any person serving in any capacity with the U.S. Navy who distinguishes himself by exceptionally meritorious service to the government in a duty of great responsibility.
In general, the Distinguished Service Medal is awarded only to those officers in principal commands at sea or in the field whose service contributes materially to the success of a major command or project.
The award of the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal follows the same guidelines as for the Army Distinguished Service Medal in that the conditions for which the award is made must involve exceptionally meritorious service to the government in a duty of great responsibility.
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 MSM Awards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
The medal was designed by Mildred Orloff and sculpted by Lewis J. King, Jr., both of the Institute of Heraldry.
The reverse of the medal has the inscription "For Distinguished Service" at the top in raised letters, and within the pentagon the inscription "From The Secretary of Defense To," all in raised letters.
This decoration takes precedence over the Distinguished Service Medals of the separate services and is not to be awarded to any individual for a period of service for which an Army, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal is awarded.
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 air force medal
The Air Force Medal is awarded to non-commissioned officers and men for an act or acts...
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal The Air Force Distinguished Service Medal was created by an act of the United States Congress on July 6, 1960.
The Air Force Achievement Medal was established on October 12, 1980, by Secretary of the Air Force Hans M. Mark.
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 WHY THE BIBLE
He was a pilot and engineer whose last active duty assignment was in the Pentagon as the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Air Force Intelligence and the Commander, Air Force Intelligence Service.
Air Traffic Control gave me an emergency flight plan for immediate take-off and to fly a minimum altitude route directly to my home base with a straight-in approach.
The Air Force had never recalled a general to active duty in peacetime to fill an active duty position.
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 Heritage - Medal - Airman's Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
On the obverse of the circular medal is the figure of the Greek god Hermes, son of Zeus, resting on one knee.
The reverse of the medal, has a raised outer edge and bears the inscription, "For Valor" above a space for the recipient's name which is within a stylized laurel wreath open at the top and tied at the bottom.
The Airman's Medal is unique in that its shape does not follow the octagonal shape of its counterparts, the Soldier's Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Medal and the Coast Guard Medal.
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 ScienceDaily: Air force distinguished service medal
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 US CODE: Title 10,8744. Medal of honor; Air Force cross; distinguished-service medal: limitations on award   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
(3) it appears from records of the Department of the Air Force that the person is entitled to the award.
(1) a statement setting forth the distinguished service and recommending official recognition of it was made and supported by sufficient evidence within two years after the distinguished service; and
a medal of honor, Air Force cross, distinguished-service medal, or device in place thereof, as the case may be, may be awarded to the person concerned within two years after the date of that determination.
law.cornell.edu /uscode/html/uscode10/usc_sec_10_00008744----000-.html   (324 words)

  
 First World War.com - Encyclopedia - Air Force Medal
The Air Force Medal - or AFM - was awarded by British military authorities to non-commissioned officers as a means of recognising acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying, but not while in active operations against an enemy.
Instituted at the same time as the Distinguished Flying Medal on 3 June 1918 - King George V's birthday - the Air Force Medal was in practice seldom awarded.
The medal was engraved with the service number, rank, initials, surname and service of the recipient.
www.firstworldwar.com /atoz/afm.htm   (202 words)

  
 New Executive Director at the Air Force Association
As a senior officer in the Air Force, he also served as the service's director of plans, deputy chief of staff for personnel, and as the commander of Air Training Command.
Among his military decorations are the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Air Force Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Force Medal with five oak leaf clusters, and Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster.
Hatch was cited for his 40 years of advocacy for a strong national defense, including effective public information programs to gain support for weapons modernization and quality of life initiatives in the areas of pay and allowances, health care reform, housing, education benefits, and child care.
www.afa.org /media/press/shaudrel.asp   (665 words)

  
 Air Force Times - News - More News
John W. Handy, commander in chief of U.S. Transportation Command and commander of Air Mobility Command, will retire from the Air Force during a ceremony on Wednesday.
Handy, who served for nearly 40 years, will be awarded the Defense Distinguished Service Medal and the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal.
His wife, Mary ‘Mickey’ Handy, will receive the Distinguished Public Service Award and the Air Force Exceptional Service Award for her service during her husband’s career.
www.airforcetimes.com /story.php?f=1-292925-1084241.php   (150 words)

  
 Richard Carr, Major General (Chaplain), United States Air Force
As chief of chaplains, General Carr became an adviser to Air Force personnel on religious and moral matters; did extensive work in issues affecting prisoners of war and those missing in action; played a major role in smoothing over race relations; and was especially known for marriage enrichment programs that he led with his wife.
Chaplain (Major General) Richard Carr was the chief of chaplains, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. As a member of the special staff of the chief of staff, he advised on all matters that pertained to the religious and moral welfare of Air Force personnel.
Chaplain Carr began his Air Force chaplain affiliation as a civilian minister when he was appointed first lieutenant in the Air Force Reserve May 18, 1954, and served as group chaplain for the 452nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing at Long Beach Air Force Base, California.
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 Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
Criteria: This decoration, established by Congress on July 6, 1960, is awarded to members of the United States Air Force who distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious service to the government in a duty of great responsibility, in combat or otherwise.
The sunburst design is one of the most striking examples of the medalist's art and is a radical departure from the designs used in the Distinguished Service Medals of the other services.
The reverse of the medal is plain and suitable for engraving.
www.gruntsmilitary.com /afdsm.shtml   (251 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: Charles A. Gabriel; Chief of Air Force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Charles A. Gabriel, 75, a four-star general and fighter pilot who served as Air Force chief of staff under President Ronald Reagan, died Sept. 4 at the Jefferson assisted living facility in Arlington.
Returning to Air Force headquarters in 1979, he was made deputy chief of staff for operations, plans and readiness.
His decorations included the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, two awards of the Legion of Merit, five awards of the Distinguished Flying Cross, 15 awards of the Air Medal and two awards of the Air Force Commendation Medal.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A58021-2003Sep10?language=printer   (431 words)

  
 Charles Boyd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
His other assignments as a general officer include vice commander of Strategic Air Command's 8th Air Force, director of plans at Headquarters U.S. Air Force in Washington, D.C., and commander of Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
His military decorations include the Air Force Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star with combat "V" and two oak leaf clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Purple Heart with two oak leaf clusters.
He is a graduate of the University of Kansas, the Air War College, as well as the Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security at Harvard University.
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 Biographies : GENERAL BENJAMIN OLIVER DAVIS JR.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
When the Twelfth Air Force was transferred to Waco, Texas in December 1957, he assumed new duties as deputy chief of staff for operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Wiesbaden, Germany.
In July 1961 he returned to the United States and Headquarters U.S. Air Force where he served as the director of manpower and organization, Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs and Requirements; and in February 1965 was assigned as assistant deputy chief of staff, programs and requirements.
His military decorations include the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, Army Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters and the Philippine Legion of Honor.
www.af.mil /bios/bio.asp?bioID=5173   (567 words)

  
 The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod - General John Shaud Selected for Silver St. Martin of Tours Medal
Retired Air Force General John A. Shaud of Springfield, Va., has been selected to receive the Silver St. Martin of Tours Medal at the 62nd regular convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in St. Louis, Mo., next July.
The church body's Ministry to the Armed Forces Committee and the Board for Mission Services confers the award in recognition of exceptionally meritorious service to the nation and the church and traditionally announces the recipient on Nov. 11, which is both Veterans Day, as well as St. Martin of Tours Day.
Shaud achieved four-star rank during his distinguished 35-year career in the Air Force that included such key command and staff positions as commander of the Air Training Command and chief of staff, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe.
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 NAME: William Reid Pogue, Colonel, USAF (Ret
EXPERIENCE:  Pogue, a retired Air Force Colonel, came to the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center from an assignment at Edwards Air Force Base, California, where he had been an instructor at the Air Force Aerospace Research Pilot School since October 1965.
He enlisted in the Air Force in 1951 and received his commission in 1952.
Pogue retired from the United States Air Force on September 1, 1975, and he is now retired from NASA.
www.okstate.edu /apdc/WilliamPogue.html   (555 words)

  
 General Metcalf, Director - National Museum of the US Air Force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Major General Charles D. Metcalf, USAF (Ret) is director of the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
He entered the Air Force in October 1955 as a distinguished graduate of the Coe College Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program.
Defense Superior Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit.
www.wpafb.af.mil /museum/director.htm   (276 words)

  
 Vietnam Security Police Association (USAF), United States Air Force Medals: Air Force Distinguished Service Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Awarded to members of the United States Air Force who distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious service to the government in a duty of great responsibility, in combat or otherwise.
The star is suspended from the ribbon by a wide slotted bar which consists of stylized wings symbolic of the Air Force.
Ribbon: The Ribbon has a wide center stripe of white flanked on either side by a thin stripe of old gold, a wide stripe of ultramarine blue and a narrow stripe of old gold at the edges.
www.vspa.com /usaf-medals-dsm.htm   (275 words)

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