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Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)



Entry Last Edited: 08/23/2022 | Content ©www.MilitaryRibbons.Info

Ribbon Image:
Color image of the Distinguished Service Medal military award ribbon
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Year Authorized:
1960


General Description:
Established by the United States Congress on July 6th, 1960 and is awarded to members of the United States Air Force branch who have showcased exceptional meritorious service in or out of combat. The ribbon features a broad white stripe at center with thinner yellow stripes at the edges. Inside of the out yellow bands are thicker blue stripes and, inside of these stripes, are thinner yellow stripes. Accoutrements include an Oak Leaf Cluster and Combat "C" Device.


Award Criteria (as Officially Detailed by the United States Armed Services):
"Awarded to members of the United States Air Force that have distinguished themselves through exceptional meritorious service in or out of combat."


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united states    usaf    yellow    blue    white    vietnam    gulf war    war on terror    panama    iraqi freedom    enduring freedom



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