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  USN - A Navy Field Fleet
The Defense Distinguished Service is awarded for exceptionally distinguished performance of duty contributing to national security or defense at the highest levels while assigned to a joint activity.
The American Defense Service Medal was awarded to personnel for active duty service from 8 September 1939 to 7 December 1941 for a period of twelve months or longer.
Award of the Air Medal is primarily intended to recognize those personnel who are on current crew member or non-crew member flying status which requires them to participate in aerial flight on a regular and frequent basis in the performance of their primary duties.
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 US Medals
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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 Defense Distinguished Service Medal
The Defense Distinguished Service Medal is worn after the Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, or Air Force Cross (depending on the Service Branch of the recipient), and before the distinguished service medals of the separate services.
Additional awards of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal are denoted by oak leaf clusters, except in the case of the Coast Guard.
The Defense Distinguished Service Medal is rich in symbolism: the eagle grasping the arrows is taken from the seal of the Secretary of Defense and is the American bald eagle, symbolic of the Nation.
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 USMC Warriors -- Medals
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.
The DDSM may also be awarded to other senior officers whose direct and individual contributions to the longevity and strength of the USMC Warriors are recognized as being so exceptional in scope and value as to be equivalent to contributions normally associated with positions encompassing broader responsibilities.
The Navy Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to squad members who, while serving in any capacity with the USMC Warriors, distinguish themselves by exceptionally meritorious service to the Squad in a duty of great responsibility.
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 Snipers Paradise
It is awarded by the Secretary of Defense to officers of the Armed Forces of the United States whose exceptional performance of duty and contributions to national security or defense have been at the highest levels.
The Joint Service Commendation Medal (JSCM) was authorized by the Secretary of Defense on 25 June 1963 and implemented by DOD 1348.33-M. It is awarded in the name of the Secretary of Defense to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, after 1 January 1963, distinguished themselves by meritorious achievement or service.
The HSM is a U.S. service medal and does not preclude or conflict with other service medals or decorations awarded on the basis of valor, achievement or meritorious service.
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 412thAwards
Medal is awarded to members that participate in either multi-frame scenarios or Tour of Duty (TOD) events where they fly the P-51 Mustang for at least one frame.
The Distinguished Flying Cross is awarded to members who are able to perform in an outstanding manner as seen by their squad mates during a combat situation.
The Meritorious Service Medal is awarded to members who distinguish themselves by outstanding meritorious achievement or service to the benefit of the squad without prior assignment or direction.
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 U.S. Military Individual & Unit Decorations | WesPAC
The award was established by Secretary of Defense, Caspar Weinberger in 1981 (and made retroactive to 1979), filling a void for the increasing numbers of events involving joint units rather than separate services or individuals.
The Distinguished Service Medal is a high level military and civilian decoration of the United States of America, issued for exceptionally 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 medal is awarded by the President to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, has distinguished himself or herself by exceptionally meritorious service to the Government in a duty of great responsibility in time of war or in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States.
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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)

  
 Air Force Link - Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Afghanistan Campaign Medal, awarded to members of the US uniformed services who serve or have served in Afghanistan or contiguous air space, as defined by such regulations, on or after 24 October 2001 to a date to be determined as prescribed by the Secretary of Defense.
Distinguished Service Medal, 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.
Defense Meritorious Service Medal, awarded to military personnel serving with or assigned to a number of joint activities including The Secretary of Defense, Organizations of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Headquarters of Joint Commands.
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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.
Superimposed on this is 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.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Defense_Distinguished_Service_Medal   (338 words)

  
 Defense Distinguished Service Medal Display Recognition
All recommendations for award of the DDSM to the members of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, or the Unified Combatant Command Headquarters or activities reporting to or through the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shall be processed through the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, for recommendation.
Devices Additional awards of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal are denoted by oak leaf clusters, except in the case of the Coast Guard.
The Defense Distinguished Service Medal and appurtenances thereto shall be of appropriate design approved by the Secretary of Defense and shall be awarded under such regulations as he shall prescribe.
www.amervets.com /replacement/dds.htm   (1606 words)

  
 Navy Distinguished Service Medal Recognition Display Form
The medal is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces who, while serving with the United States Navy in any capacity, since April 6, 1917, distinguishes themselves by exceptionally meritorious service to the government in a duty of great responsibility.
The Navy Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to service members who, while serving in any capacity with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguish themselves by exceptionally meritorious service to the Government in a duty of great responsibility.
The central feature of the Navy Distinguished Service Medal is an American bald eagle with displayed wings in the center of a gilt-bronze medallion one and a quarter inches in diameter.
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 Distinguished Service Medal
The Army Distinguished Service Medal may be awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the United States Army, performs exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility.
The individual's performance must merit recognition for services which are clearly exceptional, and the performance of normal duties in an exceptional manner by itself will not justify an award of the Army Distinguished Service Medal.
Additional awards of the Army Distinguished Service Medal are denoted by oak leaf clusters.
foxfall.com /fmd-army-dsm.htm   (447 words)

  
 Defense Distinguished Service Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters) | WesPAC
Defense Distinguished Service Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters)
The Defense Distinguished Service Medal (DDSM) is a United States military award presented for exceptionally distinguished performance of duty contributing to national security or defense of the United States.
The Defense Distinguished Service Medal is third in the order of precedence of U.S. military decorations, and is worn after the Distinguished Service Cross and before the Defense Distinguished Service Medal.
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 21CW Community - Awards
The Defense Superior Service Medal (DSSM) shall be awarded only to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, after February 6, 1976, rendered superior meritorious service in a position of significant responsibility.
The Defense Meritorious Service Medal is awarded to those members of the United States Armed Forces who have distinguished themselves by meritorious service or achievement while assigned to a joint activity.
Criteria: The China Service Medal was awarded to Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel who served in China or who were attached to any of the vessels that operated in support of the operations in China.
www.21stcenturywarfare.com /awards.php?award_cat_id=2   (1183 words)

  
 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.
There is also the President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service which is the highest medal that can be awarded to a career government employee.
The Distinguished Service Medal is issued both as a military decoration and civilian award.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Distinguished_Service_Medal_(United_States)   (161 words)

  
 Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Service members must be assigned, attached or mobilized to a unit participating in or serving in support of designated operations for 30 consecutive days or 60 nonconsecutive days there is no time limit required for nonconsecutive days to be accumulated) or meet one of the following critieria:
The Chief of Staff of the Air Force (CSAF) for Service Members assigned to their respective headquarters or direct subordinate commands and activities, direct reporting units, field operating agencies, or members of the Secretary of the Air Force Staff.
Although qualifying circumstances would be extremely rare, service stars may be applicable for personnel who were engaged in actual combat against the enemy under circumstances involving grave danger of death or serious bodily injury from enemy action.
www.afpc.randolph.af.mil /AwardsNet/Decoration.aspx?Mode=Graphics&Decoration=GWOT-S   (659 words)

  
 Federal Register - Executive Orders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
These regulations shall place the Defense Distinguished Service Medal in an order of precedence after the Medals of Honor and the Distinguished Service Crosses of the Armed Forces and before the Distinguished Service Medals of the Armed Forces.
No more than one Defense Distinguished Service Medal shall be awarded to any one person, but for each succeeding exceptionally meritorious period of service justifying such an award, a suitable device may be awarded to be worn with that Medal as prescribed by appropriate regulations of the Department of Defense.
The Defense Distinguished Service Medal or device may be awarded posthumously and, when so awarded, may be presented to such representative of the deceased as may be deemed appropriate by the Secretary of Defense.
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 Vietnam Security Police Association (USAF), United States Air Force Medals: Defense Distinguished Service Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
A rather unique feature of this decoration is that it is awarded by the Secretary of Defense and has no delegated authority.
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.
The first Defense Distinguished Service Medal was awarded to Gen. Earle G. Wheeler, U.S. Army, upon his retirement as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Staff.
www.vspa.com /usaf-medals-ddsm.htm   (402 words)

  
 Fort Bragg, USA • UNKNOWN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Oak leaf clusters, 5/16 inch in length, are worn on service ribbons, the suspension ribbon of miniature medals, and unit awards.
Oak leaf clusters, 13/32 inch in length, are worn on the suspension ribbon of full-size medals.
Personnel wear oak leaf clusters centered on the service ribbon and suspension ribbon, with the stems of the leaves pointing to the wearer’s right.
www.bragg.army.mil /iag/sites/services/daphotolabawards.asp   (336 words)

  
 Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The medal was designed by the Army of Heraldic Section.
Above this, in a semicircle, is the inscription "National Defense." The reverse shows a shield, as it appears in the Great Seal of the United States; it is half encircled below with an oak leaf to left an laurel spray to the right, knotted in the center.
Authorized Device: Service Star, Service members who earned the medal during the first qualifying period and who again became entitled to the medal wear a bronze star on the ribbon to denote the second award of the medal.
www.afpc.randolph.af.mil /AwardsNet/Decoration.aspx?Mode=Graphics&Decoration=NDSM   (169 words)

  
 Air Force Distinguished Service Medal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Air Force Distinguished Service Medal was created by an act of the United States Congress on July 6, 1960.
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.
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 Conspicuous Service Cross   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The Conspicuous Service Cross may also be awarded to any citizen of New York State, who while serving with the allied forces, received a personal decoration published in order issued by a brigade or equivalent higher headquarters.
This medal shall be awarded only to those persons whose entire service, subsequent to the time of receipt of the citation, shall have been honorable.
The Conspicuous Service Cross may be awarded posthumously to a designated survivor of the deceased.
www.dmna.state.ny.us /dmna/awards/csc.html   (410 words)

  
 MARINE CORPS RIBBONS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The bronze star represents participation in campaigns or operations, multiple qualifications, or an additional award to any of the various ribbons on which it is authorized.
The silver star is worn in the same manner as the bronze star, but each silver star is worn in lieu of five bronze service stars.
When worn together on a single ribbon, the silver star(s) will be worn to the wearer's right of any bronze star(s).
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 Transportation Distinguished Service Medal
Additional awards of the Transportation Distinguished Service Medal are denoted by Gold Stars.
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 ribbon to the Transportation Distinguished Service Medal consists of a predominant field of Old Glory Blue edged in white with two stripes of Paprika, each five-thirty seconds of an inch wide, a quarter of an inch in from each edge of the ribbon.
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