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  Defense Superior Service Medal
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 DSSM is specifically intended to recognize exceptionally superior service, and to honor an individual's accomplishments over a sustained period.
The DSSM shall be placed in precedence after the MOH, the Distinguished Service Crosses of the Services, the DDSM, the Distinguished Service Medals of the Services, and the Silver Star, but before the Legion of Merit.
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  Defense Superior Service Medal - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Defense Superior Service Medal of the United States is a senior decoration of the Department of Defense.
The medal is presented in the name of the Secretary of Defense and was first created in 1976.
The first recepiant of the Defense Superior Service Medal was Brigadier General John G. Jones, United States Army, for service as the Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense from February of 1972 to July of 1975.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Defense_Superior_Service_Medal   (156 words)

  
 Eagles Of War - Defense Superior Service Medal Executive Order 11904   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Defense Superior 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.
No more than one Defense Superior Service Medal shall be awarded to any one person, but for each succeeding period of superior meritorious 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 Superior 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.
www.eaglesofwar.com /c-1229-defense-superior-service-medal-executive-order-11904.aspx   (280 words)

  
  Defense Superior Service Medal
The Defense Superior Service Medal is awarded by the Secretary of Defense to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, after February 6, 1976, renders superior meritorious service in a position of significant responsibility while assigned to a joint activity.
The Defense Superior 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.
On the reverse of the pentagon in the center of the medal is the inscription
www.foxfall.com /fmd-dod-ssm.htm   (530 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   (434 words)

  
 DefenseLink Biography: PETER PACE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
General Peter Pace was sworn in as sixteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Sep. 30, 2005.
In this capacity, he serves as the principal military advisor to the President, the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council.
As the Vice Chairman from October 2001 to August 2005, General Pace served as the Chairman of the Joint Requirements Oversight Council, Vice Chairman of the Defense Acquisition Board, and as a member of the National Security Council Deputies Committee and the Nuclear Weapons Council.
www.defenselink.mil /bios/pace_bio.html   (412 words)

  
 MOH SpecOperators Clan
The Defense Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to high ranking officers of the clan, who perform exceptionally meritorious service in a degree of great responsibility or outstanding command in defense of the clan.
The Defense Superior Service Medal is awarded by the General of the Clan to officers who perform exceptionally in defense operations or any other activity designated by the General of the Clan.
To be eligible, an individual’s service must (1) be to the clan, to include the clan family; (2) be significant in nature and produce tangible results; (3) reflect favorably on the clan and it's soldiers; and (4) be of a sustained and direct nature.
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 Defense Meritorious Service Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
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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 Defense Superior Service Medal
This medal (pictured below) is awarded by the Secretary of Defense to military officers who perform exceptionally with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, The Joint Chiefs of Staff, special or outstanding command in a defense agency or any other joint activity designated by the Secretary.
The medal was designed by Mildred Orloff and sculpted by Lewis J. King, Jr., both of the Institute of Heraldry.
Surrounding this, at the top, are thirteen five-pointed stars, and at the base is a wreath of laurel and olive leaves, superimposed on the pentagon and wreath, is an American eagle facing left with wings outstretched, holding three arrows in its talons.
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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.
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.snipersparadise.com /history/Awards_Def.htm   (4643 words)

  
 [CCCP] HQ
The Defense Meritorious Service Medal is awarded to the best Medic of the [CCCP] scrim team who has used all his resources reviving the defending team.
The Army Superior Service Medal is awarded to the best Soldier of the [CCCP] offensive scrim team who highly contributes to the successful accomplishent of the objective.
The Good Conduct Medal is awarded to [CCCP] members who are acknowledged by their service of excellence in upholding the tradition of respect and dignity to the klan and to all other gamers.
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 Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The ICM period of eligiblity is on or after 19 March 2003 to a future date to be determined by the Secretary of Defense or the cessation of OIF.
Service Members who qualified for the GWOT-E by reasons of service between 19 March 2003 to 30 April 2005, in an area for which the ICM was subsequently authorized, shall remain qualified for that medal.
Service Members serving in the qualifying area of eligibility for which the ICM was subsequently authorized are no longer qualified to receive the GWOT-E after 30 April 2005.
www.afpc.randolph.af.mil /awardsnet/Decoration.aspx?Mode=Graphics&Decoration=ICM   (403 words)

  
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Awarded to defense for successfully defending the flag and shutting out the opposing team.
Awarded to defense for letting the opposing team score no more than 20 points by the end of 2 match games.
Awarded for outstanding non-combat meritorious achievement or service to the Apocalyptic Force, such as paper work, organization, and/or creating and maintaining a website.
www.angelfire.com /games4/af/medals.html   (420 words)

  
 Defense Superior Service Medal @ armyawards.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The DSSM is specifically intended to recognize exceptionally superior service, and to honor an individual's accomplishments over a sustained period.
The pentagon refers to the five armed services, the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard (in time of war) and Air Force.
The conjoined stars and silver rays signify unity and excellence in the performance of the mission of the Department of Defense on behalf of the Nation.
www.armyawards.com /dssm.shtml   (97 words)

  
 Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
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)

  
 U.S. Northern Command - Newsroom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
It is awarded by the Secretary of Defense to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, after Feb. 6, 1976, rendered superior meritorious service in a position of significant responsibility.
As group commander he was responsible for the defense of this strategic port from the high watermark seaward.
He was promoted to flag rank in July of 1998 and assigned as Vice Commander, Maritime Defense Zone Pacific, Coast Guard Island, Alameda, Calif. He was responsible to the Commander for the seaward protection of vital logistic ports along the western seaboard of the United States.
www.northcom.mil /newsroom/news_release/2003/082603.htm   (788 words)

  
 AMC general officer receives prestigious defense award
Dexter Tutor is presented the Defense Superior Service Medal for his exceptional service and accomplishments during his tour of active duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Dexter Tutor received the Defense Superior Service Medal for his exceptional service and accomplishments during his tour of active duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The DSSM -- the second highest peacetime defense award -- is awarded only to members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have rendered superior meritorious service in a position of significant responsibility while assigned to a joint activity.
www.blackanthem.com /scitech/military_2005102109.html   (460 words)

  
 People
Among his numerous medals and decorations are the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal and the Southwest Asia Service Medal.
She was the first female assigned as a plans and policy officer for a major combatant command in 1999 and in May 2001 when she assumed command of the 12th Marine Corps District, became the first woman to serve as a recruiting district commanding officer.
Her personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with gold star in lieu of second award, the Meritorious Service Medal with 2 gold stars, the Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal with gold star, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal with 2 gold stars.
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 Thunderhawk Elite [Ribbons and Badges]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Defense Meritorious Service Medal goes to members of =THE= who manages through great skill to defend an area in a squad match and this defending action has a great impact in the squad match.
The Defense Superior Service Medal goes to members of =THE= who manage through distinguishing skill to defend an area in a squad match and this defending action has the greatest impact in the squad match.
The Defense Distinguished Service Medal goes to members of =THE= who manage through distinguishing skill to defend an area in a squad match and this defending action has a great impact in the squad match and which turns the match around.
www.thehawks.net /the2001.php?show=ribbons_defense   (146 words)

  
 Federal Register - Codification of Presidential Proclamations and Executive Orders
Delegating to the Secretary of Defense the authority of the President to order to active duty members of the Reserve components of the Armed Forces who are in the medical, dental, or allied specialist categories and to prescribe regulations governing the appointment, reappointment, and promotion of such members
Delegating to the Secretary of Defense certain authority of the President relating to the modification of standards and requirements with respect to the induction of persons into the armed forces, and for other purposes
Delegating to the Secretary of Defense the authority to approve regulations governing the early discharge of enlisted members
www.archives.gov /federal-register/codification/chapter-32b.html   (705 words)

  
 Air Force Medals and Ribbons
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Army and Air Force World War II Occupation Medal
Most of the graphics displayed have been scanned by the author of this web site.
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 About the Center for Defense Information
The former commander in chief of U.S. Central Command, Gen. Zinni is advising CDI on a wide range of issues, from U.S. military strategy to policy on the Middle East.
Zinni, who retired in July 2000 after nearly 40 years of service, was head of U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., from 1997 to 2000, a position that included responsibility for 25 countries ranging from the Horn of Africa and Egypt to the Arabian Peninsula to Southwest and Central Asia.
From 1994 to 1996, he commanded the I Marine Expeditionary Force; during 1995, he commanded the Combined Task Force for Operation United Shield protecting the withdrawal of U.N. forces from Somalia.
www.cdi.org /aboutcdi/Zinni.html   (213 words)

  
 Recognizing excellence: SDDC officer receives Superior Service Medal Translog: Journal of Military Transportation ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Brig Gen. Maynard Sanders received the Defense Superior Service Medal April 7 for his exceptional service, accomplishments and leadership during his tour of active duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Dave Kee from the Defense Logistics Agency and returns to his assignment as the Deputy Commander for Mobilization for the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command in Alexandria, Va.
The medal is the second highest peacetime defense award, awarded to officers who perform superior meritorious service while in a position of significant responsibility and assigned to a joint activity.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0LEG/is_2006_Summer/ai_n16675883   (378 words)

  
 Conspicuous Service Cross   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
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: 2007-10-19)
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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 Amazon.com: "service medal": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
See all pages with references to service medal.
Of these, four and soon to be five, are recipients of the War Service Medal.
Medal of Honor Distinguished Service Cross Defense Distinguished Service Medal Distinguished Service Medal Silver Star Defense Superior Service Medal Legion of...
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 Biographies : MAJOR GENERAL RONALD J. BATH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
General Bath began his military career in 1968 as a boiler operator and heating specialist in the enlisted ranks of the Nevada Air National Guard.
He has served as one of 16 senior military officers representing the four services and the single National Guard officer assigned as professional staff to the 1995 congressionally mandated Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces.
During the 1997 and 2001 QDRs, General Bath acted as Deputy Director of the Air Force QDR team.
www.af.mil /bios/bio.asp?bioID=4625   (488 words)

  
 15th Director: LTG Michael V. Hayden, USAF - Biography -
Lieutenant General Michael V. Hayden, USAF, served as the Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service (NSA/CSS), Fort George G. Meade, MD, from March 1999 to April 2005.
As the Director of NSA and Chief of CSS, he was responsible for a combat support agency of the Department of Defense with military and civilian personnel stationed worldwide.
Defense Superior Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
www.nsa.gov /about/about00013.cfm   (320 words)

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