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Defense Meritorious Service Medal (DMSM)



Entry Last Edited: 08/24/2022 | Content ©www.MilitaryRibbons.Info

Ribbon Image:
Color image of the Defense Meritorious Service Medal military award ribbon
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Year Authorized:
1977


General Description:
Authorized under Executive Order 12019 on November 3rd,1977 by President Jimmy Carter. The ribbon features three thin, alternating light blue and white stripes at center. There are thicker maroon stripes towards the outer edges. The extreme ends of the ribbon feature thin white stripes.


Award Criteria (as Officially Detailed by the United States Armed Services):
"The medal (pictured above) 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."


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white    maroon    blue    usaf    cold war    gulf war    usmc    uscg    usn    usarmy    united states



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