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  Defense Meritorious Service Medal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Defense Meritorious Service Medal is the third highest award bestowed upon members of the United States military by the United States Department of Defense.
The medal is awarded in the name of the Secretary of Defense to members of the Armed Forces who, while serving in a joint activity, distinguish themselves by non-combat outstanding achievement or meritorious service, but not of a degree to warrant award of the Defense Superior Service Medal.
The medal is not the same as the Meritorious Service Medal, which is a separate federal military decoration.
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 Defense Meritorious Service Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
The Defense Meritorious Service Medal is awarded in the name of the Secretary of Defense to members of the Armed Forces who, while serving in a joint activity, distinguish themselves by noncombat outstanding achievement or meritorious service, but not of a degree to warrant award of the Defense Superior Service Medal.
A bronze medal one and a half inches in overall diameter consisting of a circular wreath of laurel tied with a ribbon at its base and in the center, a pentagon shape slightly overlapping the wreath.
The ruby red and white are adapted from the ribbon of the Meritorious Service Medal, and the blue stripes represent the Department of Defense.
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 Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
The Defense Meritorious Service Medal is 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.
The medal (pictured below) is awarded for noncombat meritorious achievement or service that is incontestably exceptional and of magnitude that clearly places the individual above his peers while serving in one of the assignments for which the medal has been designated.
On the reverse the medal has the inscription, "Defense Meritorious Service" in three horizontal lines; and around the bottom are the words, "United States of America," with space between for engraving the recipient's name.
www.afpc.randolph.af.mil /Awardsnet/Decoration.aspx?Mode=Text&Decoration=DMSM   (309 words)

  
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The Meritorious 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 the department concerned.
The Humanitarian Service Medal and ribbons and appurtenances thereto shall be of appropriate design approved by the Secretary of Defense and shall be awarded by the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Homeland Security for the Coast Guard under uniform regulations, as prescribed by the Secretary of Defense.
The Defense Meritorious Service Medal, with accompanying ribbons and appurtenances, shall be of appropriate design approved by the Secretary of Defense and shall be awarded under such regulations as the Secretary of Defense may prescribe.
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 Defense Meritorious Service Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
The Meritorious Service Medal (pictured below) 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.
This award was established as the counterpart of the Bronze Star Medal for the recognition of meritorious noncombat service.
The medal was designed by Jay Morris and sculptered by Lewis J. King, Jr., both of the Army's Institute of Heraldry.
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 Meritorious Service Medal Display Recognition
The Meritorious Service Medal may be awarded to members of the Armed Forces who distinguish themselves by outstanding noncombat achievement or by meritorious service to the United States, but not of a degree that would warrant the award of the Legion of Merit.
The Meritorious Service Medal was designed by Jay Morris and sculpted by Lewis J. King, Jr., both of the Army's Institute of Heraldry.
A bronze medal one and a half inches in diameter overall consisting of six rays issuant from the upper three points of a five-pointed star with beveled edges and containing two smaller stars defined by incised outlines.
www.amervets.com /replacement/mer.htm   (1276 words)

  
 U.S. Military Medals and Ribbons
The medal is one and one-half inches in diameter overall, consisting of a circular wreath of laurel tied with a ribbon at the base; in the center is a pentagon shape, superimposed over the pentagon is an American eagle with wings upraised and overlapping the wreath, standing on the bottom edge of the pentagon.
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.
The Defense Meritorious Service Medal was established by Executive Order 12019 on November 3, 1977, when President Carter signed the order establishing it..
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 DoD Merit Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
The Defense Meritorious Service Medal was established by Executive Order on November 3, 1977 for award during peacetime to recognize noncombat meritorious service or achievement.
This award is given under similar circumstances to the Defense Superior Service Medal when the meritorious service or achievement is of a lesser degree than that required for the DSSM.
However, while the service or achievement required is of a lesser degree required for the DSSM, it still must be incontestably exceptional and of a degree that clearly places the individual above his peers
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 meritorious service medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
The Defense Meritorious Service Medal was established by Executive Order 12019 was signed by President James E. Carter on November 3, 1977.
This article is about the Meritorious Service Medal (MSM), and in particular the versions of the MSM issued to the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army and Royal...
The Meritorious Service Medal is a military award presented to members of the...
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 MSM Awards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
A Bronze medal 1 1/2 inches (3.81cm) in diameter overall consisting of a circular wreath of laurel tied with a ribbon at base and at center a pentagon shape slightly overlapping the wreath; overall an eagle with wings upraised standing at the base of the pentagon.
The eagle is symbolic of the United States; the pentagon shape alludes to the Department of Defense, and the laurel wreath represents achievement.
The Defense Meritorious Service Medal (DMSM) shall only be awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, after November 3, 1977, distinguished themselves by noncombat meritorious achievement or service.
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 Precision Medals - Defense MSM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
It is awarded in the name of the Secretary of Defense to any active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, after November 3, 1977, while serving in a joint activity, distinguishes himself or herself by noncombat meritorious achievement or service.
The DMSM is specifically intended to recognize exceptionally meritorious service performance and to honor an individual’s accomplishments over a sustained period.
The Director, Joint Staff for Service members assigned to the Joint Staff and those Agencies and activities reporting directly to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that are not delegated approval authority for that decoration.
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 Defense Meritorious Service Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
You are hereby awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for your actions in the defense of the Lyran Commonwealth.
In this your service has protected the lives of the people of the Lyran Commonwealth from her enemies who seek to destroy her.
On behalf of the grateful citizens of the Lyran Commonwealth and the Archon, we thank you for you service.
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 Defense Meritorious Service Medal Display Recognition
Description: A Bronze medal 1 1/2 inches (3.81cm) in diameter overall consisting of a circular wreath of laurel tied with a ribbon at base and at center a pentagon shape slightly overlapping the wreath; overall an eagle with wings upraised standing at the base of the pentagon.
The Defense Meritorious Service Medal (DMSM) shall only be awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, after November 3, 1977, Meritorious themselves by noncombat meritorious achievement or service.
The Defense Meritorious Service Medal was designed and sculpted by Lewis J. King, Jr., of the Army's Institute of Heraldry.
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 Individual Department of Defense Decorations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
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.
It is awarded by the Secretary of Defense to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, after 6 February 1976, rendered superior meritorious service in a position of significant responsibility The prescribing directive for the DSSM is DOD 1348.33-M. Defense Meritorious Service Medal
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.
www.americal.org /awards/dod.htm   (279 words)

  
 Meritorious Service Medal
Normally, the acts or services rendered must be comparable to that required for the Legion of Merit but in a duty of lesser though considerable responsibility.
At Tri-Department Awards Conference, 5-6 February 1968, there was a discussion on the need for a third meritorious award to provide appropriate recognition for noncombat achievement or service comparable to the Bronze Star Medal for combat achievement or service.
The star is used to represent the military service and the rays emanating therefrom denote the constant efforts of individuals to achieve through excellent and meritorious service.
www.gruntsmilitary.com /msm.shtml   (395 words)

  
 Air Force Link - Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Meritorious Service Medal, awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the US who distinguished themselves by outstanding non-combat meritorious achievement or service to the US subsequent to 16 Jan 1969.
Joint Service Commendation Medal, member of the Armed Forces who distinguishes himself by meritorious achievement or service while serving in any specified activity after January 1, 1965, is eligible for this award.
Joint Meritorious Unit Award, awarded to Joint Activities of the Armed Forces of the US which have subsequent to Jan. 23, 1979 distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious achievement or service in pursuit of joint military missions of great significance.
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 Retirement & Award Ceremony
His awards include: the Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award (twice), the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executives, the American Defense Preparedness Association Strategic Defense Award, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics association Benjamin H. Oliver Gold medal for Engineering and the Senior Executive Association Professional Development League Executive Achievement Award.
His military decorations include: the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (one oak leaf cluster) and the Army Commendation Medal (two oak leaf clusters).
Her military awards include: the Meritorious Service Medal (three oak leaf clusters) and the Army Commendation Medal (three oak leaf clusters).
www.monmouth.army.mil /monmessg/newmonmsg/may172002/m20retire.htm   (905 words)

  
 JPAC's Command Staff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
His decorations include: The Defense Meritorious Service Medal, The Meritorious Service Medal with gold star in lieu of a second award, The Navy/Marine Commendation Medal with two gold stars in lieu of a third award, The Joint Service Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon and several other personal and unit awards.
The CILHI is the only laboratory within the Department of Defense with a worldwide mission responsible for the recovery and identification of U.S. service members missing from previous wars.
Hites' military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters and the Joint Service Achievement Medal.
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 Leadership - theleafchronicle.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Turner's numerous awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Ranger Tab, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Pathfinder Badge and Joint Staff Identification Badge.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, the Joint Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, Combat Infantryman's Badge and Expert Infantryman's Badge, Ranger tab, Parachutist and Pathfinder badges and the Joint Staff Identification badge.
Ruggley is the recipient of numerous medals and awards including the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster.
www.theleafchronicle.com /news/stories/20040611/localnews/625672.html   (1500 words)

  
 030328NewPMorganizations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
The Project Manager Joint Services is a new Project Management Office chartered to execute Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy conventional ammunition acquisitions executed under the DoD’s Single manager for Conventional Ammunition.
He is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College, the Defense Systems Management College and the Air Defense Advance Course and Officer Basic Course.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Army’s Meritorious Service Medal (four oak leaf clusters), Defense Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, Army Parachutist Badge and the OSD Service Badge.
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 Defense Distinguished Service Medal
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 Policy for Delegation Authority for Joint Awards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Lead Agents in the grade of 0-7 are authorized to approve the joint Service Achievement Medal (JSAM), the Joint Service Commendation Medal (JSCM) and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (DMSM), the Defense Superior Service Medal (DSSM) and the Defense Distinguished Service Medal (DDSM) must still be forwarded to Health Affairs (HA).
Citation forms for each award may be obtained from the Defense Logistics Agency by calling (703) 767-1259, or DSN 297-1259, and faxing a written request.
IAW DoD 1348.33-M, September 1966--Manual of Military Decorations and Awards, paragraph D.3.C.(2), D.4.C.(2) and D.5.C.(2), the authority to award the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal and joint Service Achievement Medal (JSAM) is hereby delegated to Lead Agents that hold the grade of 0-7 or higher.
www.tricare.osd.mil /policy/fy97/awrd9722.html   (356 words)

  
 US Military Medals - Defense Superior Service Medal
Awarded by the secretary of defense for superior meritorious service while in a position of significant responsibility while assigned to a joint activity.
Established in 1976, the DSSM is awarded by the Secretary of Defense to military officers who perform superior meritorious service while in a position of significant responsibility with the Secretary of Defense, The Joint Chiefs of Staff, special or outstanding command in a Defense Agency, or while assigned to a joint activity.
The services rendered will be similar to those required for the award of the Legion of Merit.
www.homeofheroes.com /medals/pages_wh/6_dssm.html   (286 words)

  
 USAF Decorations
Silver is worn in lieu of (5) bronze service stars.
Issued for each succeeding award of the Armed Forces Reserve Medal.
A bronze hourglass is worn to signify 20 years, silver for 30, and gold for 40 years.
www.ngms.state.ms.us /msang/USAF_awards.htm   (250 words)

  
 All Hands - January 2001 - Navy Medals/Ribbons
The following display represents the correct order of precedence for medals and/or ribbons most likely to be worn today on the Navy uniform.
Additional information on the proper display, placement or additional devices is found in SECNAVINST 1650.1F and the U.S. Navy Uniform Regulations (NAVPERS 1566.5G).
Worn on the suspension ribbon of the Navy Occupation Service Medal
www.mediacen.navy.mil /pubs/allhands/jan01/ribbons.htm   (241 words)

  
 Stars & Stripes
The Denver native’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
His personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with gold star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with gold star and Navy Commendation Medal.
Trautman’s individual honors include the Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit with gold star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with gold star, Strike/Flight Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal and Combat Action Ribbon.
www.estripes.com /article.asp?section=104&article=26985   (501 words)

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