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Meritorious Service Medal (MSM)



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

Ribbon Image:
Color image of the Meritorious Service Medal military award ribbon
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Year Authorized:
1969


General Description:
Authorized on January 16th, 1969 by way of Executive Order 11448 (EO11448). The award is given in lieu of the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious non-combat service. Ribbon is largely maroon in color with a pair of think white stripes set slightly inboard of the ribbon's edges.


Award Criteria (as Officially Detailed by the United States Armed Services):
"The Meritorious Service Medal 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."


User Tags Detailing this Ribbon:
maroon    purple    red    white    united states    usaf    usmc    usn    uscg    national guard    cold war    vietnam    gulf war    enduring freedom    panama    iraqi freedom



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