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  US Medals
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.
However, the adoption of the Coast Guard Distinguished Service medal, with its portrait of the "Massachusetts" under full sail on the obverse of the planchet, gave members of the Coast Guard a distinctive award to recognize the exceptionally meritorious service of its members.
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  Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to any member of the U.S. Coast Guard who distinguishes themselves by exceptionally meritorious service to the United States Government in a duty of great responsibility.
Until 2003, the bestowing authority of the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal was the United States Secretary of Transportation.
The Department of Transportation Distinguished Service Medal is a Coast Guard decoration senior to the Coast Distinguished Service Medal.
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 Defense Distinguished Service Medal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Defense Distinguished Service Medal is a United States military award which is presented for exceptionally distinguished performance of duty contributing to national security or defense of the United States.
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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Service members who may retire from active duty from a joint assignment shall not be used to request or justify a higher level award than the actual service, achievement, or tenure in the joint assignment supports.
Service members qualified for the AFEM by reasons of service between July 1, 1958 and July 3, 1965, in an area for which the Vietnam Service Medal was authorized subsequently shall remain qualified for that medal.
Service recognized by award of the MOVSM shall be of a voluntary nature, not detailed or tasked, nor performed as part of a military mission (for example, a unit project).
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 American Valor . History of the Medal . Pyramid | PBS
The Pyramid of Honor is a hierarchy of military awards—with the Medal of Honor at the peak—awarded to American veterans of military service.
The Distinguished Service Cross was established in 1918 to honor heroism of the highest degree that did not quite merit the Medal of Honor.
Authorized on February 4, 1944 the Bronze Star Medal is awarded to members of all branches of military service and may be awarded either for combat heroism or for meritorious service.
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 Distinguished Service Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal was established by Act of Congress (Public Law 207, 81st Congress), approved August 4, 1949.
The Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to service members who, while serving in any capacity with the Coast Guard, distinguish themselves by exceptionally meritorious service to the Government in a duty of great responsibility.
As the forerunner of a long line of similar vessels which rendered distinguished service to U.S. Maritime history, it was considered to be a fitting symbol to use on this medal.
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 Colin Powell - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Defense Distinguished Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Army Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
's civilian awards include two Presidential Medals of Freedom, the President's Citizens Medal, the Congressional Gold Medal, the Secretary of State Distinguished Service Medal, and the Secretary of Energy Distinguished Service Medal.
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The reverse of the medal is plain and suitable for engraving.
The Meritorious Service Medal may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who distinguishes themselves by either outstanding achievement or meritorious service to the United States.
The striking medal's distinctive outer border of this medal is composed of 11 "cloudlike" shapes, centered on the obverse a medallion portraying thunderbolts and wings, signifying striking power through aerospace, adapted from the Seal of the Air Force.
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 The Manufacture of Medals
Each medal in turn has its own detailed specification in which the material to be used, dimension, thickness, finish, and enamel (if any) are stated.
Notable exceptions include the Coast Guard Gold Life-Saving medal and Silver Life-Saving medal, which are stamped from 24 Karat gold and 99 percent pure silver, respectively.
Medals must be "surgically" clean prior to both enamelling and plating in order for either to result in blemish-free surfaces.
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 George Wilhelmsen - Medals and Insignia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This medal is the highest award that the Commandant of the Coast Guard can award to an individual.
The dies for the Navy and Marine Corps campaign medals were reworked after World War I. That is when the reverse of the original Bailey Banks and Biddle design was changed on the planchet to show a straight "For Service" rather than the curved "For Service".
Two distinct features of an N. Meyer medal are the thin planchet and flened highlights on the obverse and reverse of the medal.
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 medal hound
The awards of the orders and medals were made to recognize the devotion, valor and courage of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard personnel, who assisted in the important delivery of war material and food to the Soviet Union's northern ports.
The Ushakov medal is made of silver and is bestowed upon noncommissioned officers of the Russian Navy and naval units of the frontier guards for courage and valor displayed in defense of the Soviet Union, for participation in naval operations involving risk of life and for assistance in the conduct of naval combat operations.
The Medal for Combat Service was established October 17, 1938 and is awarded for contributions to the success of a combat mission or the contribution to the combat readiness of a military unit.
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 John Briggs Hayes, Admiral, United States Coast Guard
He led Coast Guard responses to several significant events including the Prinsendam rescue off the Alaskan coast, the Florida Air Flight 90 crash in Washington D.C., and the Mariel Boatlift which, at the time, was the single largest search and rescue operation in Coast Guard history.
Among those were the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal with one gold star, the Legion of Merit with one gold star, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Coast Guard Commendation Medal.
Hayes, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard from 1978 to 1982, was on the second day of a week-long, 112-mile hiking trip to Key West with two friends from Alaska when the accident occurred.
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 Boot Camp - MilitaryKidz.com - www.militarykidz.com
The request for establishment of the medal was forwarded from the Secretary of War to the President in a letter dated December 28, 1917.
Upon examination of the first medals struck at the Mint, it was considered advisable to make certain minor changes to add to the beauty and the attractiveness of the medal.
These medals were furnished with the provision that these crosses be replaced when the supply of the second design was accomplished which would also be numbered 1 to 100.
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 Navy Good Conduct Medal
This style medal was issued in very limited quantities between 1880 and 1884, probably to fewer than 500 sailors as the Bureau continued to issue the "Nickel Cross" during this period to deplete existing stocks.
The reverse of the medal continued to be named, but additional information such as the sailor's continuous service number, discharge date, and ship name, now was to be included.
The reverse of the bar was also engraved with the sailor's continuous service number and date of discharge to prevent the "borrowing" or theft of medals or bars when re-enlistment time rolled around.
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 Cal Maritime News: "Terrorists" Attack Training Ship GOLDEN BEAR
Admiral Thomas H. Collins, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, served as the speaker at the commencement ceremony, and also participated throughout the day during the commissioning ceremony as well as the student awards ceremony.
Prior to becoming Commandant, he served as the Coast Guard's Vice Commandant and was responsible for the Innovation Council, spearheaded service-wide process improvement initiatives, and directed system enhancements as the Coast Guard Acquisition Executive.
He has also served as Commander, Pacific Area and Eleventh Coast Guard District, where he developed the successful Coast Guard response to the increase in illegal drug and migrant smuggling traffic in the Eastern Pacific.
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 Obituaries by Name
He led Coast Guard responses to several significant events including the Prinsendam rescue off the Alaskan coast, the Florida Air Flight 90 crash in Washington, D.C. and the Mariel Boatlift which, at the time, was the single largest search largest search and rescue operation in Coast Guard history.
He also saw the Coast Guard through difficult budget battles and fended off proposed reorganizations he felt would undermine the flexibility and effectiveness of the Service.
Among those were the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal with one gold star, the Legion of Merit with one gold star, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Coast Guard Commendation Medal.
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Khedive's Sudan Medal, bronze, unnamed 250 357 GB.
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 Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Superimposed on this in an American bald eagle with wings outspread facing left grasping three crossed arrows in its talons and on its breast is a shield of the United States.
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.
Criteria: The Defense Distinguished Service Medal is awarded for exceptionally distinguished performance of duty contributing to national security or defense at the highest levels while assigned to a joint activity.
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 Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It is awarded to high ranking military officers (Generals or Admirals), who perform exceptionally meritorious service in a degree of great responsibility with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Special or outstanding command in a Defense Agency or for any other Joint Activities designated by the Secretary of Defense.
The medal was designed by Mildred Orloff and sculpted by Lewis J. King, Jr., both of the Institute of Heraldry.
The first Defense Distinguished Service Medal was awarded to Gen.
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 DHS Distinguished Service Medal
This action rendered the Transportation Distinguishd Service Medal obsolete and replaced it with a new Department of Homeland Security Distinguished Service Medal, which is administered by the Department of Homeland Security.
The suspender which connects the medal to its ribbon is integral to the medal and consists of a miniature Coast Guard officer's cap device in gold.
The pendant device, which simulates the Coast Guard's officer cap device, highlights the purpose of the medal.
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 The Annual Golden Eagle Awards Dinner - The Society of American Military Engineers
Prior to his service as Commandant, ADM Loy served as the Coast Guard Chief of Staff from 1996 to 1998, redesigning the headquarters management structure and overhauling the planning and budgeting process to focus on performance and results.
From 1994 to 1996, he was Commander of the Coast Guard's Atlantic Area, supervising U.S. forces during the mass Haitian and Cuban migrations of 1994, and leading Coast Guard forces participating in Operation Restore Democracy.
A native of Altoona, Pa., ADM Loy is a graduate of the Coast Guard Academy.
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 University of New Haven Alumni Association Board of Directors
From 1998 – 2000 he served as Commander, Pacific Area and Eleventh Coast Guard District, where he developed the successful Coast Guard response to the increase in illegal drug and migrant smuggling traffic in the Eastern Pacific.
Admiral Collins graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1968 and later served as a faculty member within the Humanities Department.
The Admiral is the recipient of the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (three awards), the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), and the Coast Guard Commendation Medal (three awards).
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 APPENDIX D   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
He was awarded the DOT Distinguished Service Award and the Federal Aviation Administration’s Extraordinary Service Medal, the highest departmental accolade for contributions to civil aviation.
From 1992 to 1994, he was the Deputy Inspector General for Investigations and Oversight in the Office of the Secretary of the Army before his service as Commanding General of the Fifth United States Army, and subsequent retirement in 1996.
Alan M. Steinman, of Dupont, Washington, is a retired Rear Admiral with the United States Public Health Service and the U.S. Coast Guard, and the former Surgeon General of the Coast Guard.
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 Coast Guard Ribbon Checker
An alphabetical listing of ribbons and medals is in the works, as is a "medals" page.
Note that if there is not a checkbox next to the award name, I have not been able to locate a suitable graphic.
NOTE: Ribbons and medals with Roman Numerals are considered to be equivalent awards.
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Go to Microsoft Product Support Services and perform a title search for the words HTTP and 404.
Open IIS Help, which is accessible in IIS Manager (inetmgr), and search for topics titled Web Site Setup, Common Administrative Tasks, and About Custom Error Messages.
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 Radio America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Throughout his extensive military career, Roberts has received the Distinguished Service Medal; Legion of Merit; Bronze Star Medal; French Croix de Guerre with Solver Star; Czechoslovakian Military Cross of 1939; and the Bronze Arrowhead for participation in the D-Day Normandy Invasion on Omaha Beach.
In 1984 he was awarded the Navy Distinguished Public Service Medal; the Air Force Exceptional Service Medal; and the Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Medal.
He is a graduate of the ROTC program at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
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 The City Club - Speakers > Speaker Detail
From 1998 to 2000, he served as Commander, Pacific Area and Eleventh Coast Guard District, where he developed the successful Coast Guard response to the increase in illegal drug and migrant smuggling traffic in the Eastern Pacific.
His other flag assignments include serving in Honolulu and at Coast Guard Headquarters where he laid the foundation for the Integrated Deepwater System project to modernize the ships, aircraft and sensors that the Coast Guard uses to perform its many open ocean missions.
He is the recipient of the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (three awards), the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), and the Coast Guard Commendation Medal (three awards).
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