Home All Medals (A to Z) All Medals (Hi to Low) Ribbons Rack Builder U.S. Army Ribbons U.S. Marine Ribbons U.S. Air Force Ribbons U.S. Navy Ribbons
Ribbons A-to-Z
Ribbons Hi-to-Lo
Ribbon Rack Builder
Ribbon Rack Builder (CAP)

Military Awards | Armed Services

National Defense Service Medal (NDSM)

Entry Last Edited: 08/25/2022 | Content ©www.MilitaryRibbons.Info

Ribbon Image
Color image of the National Defense Service Medal military award ribbon
Ribbon Image ©www.MilitaryRibbons.info
Year Authorized:

General Description:
Authorized by Executive Order 10448 by President Harry Truman on April 22nd, 1953.

Award Criteria (as detailed by various official sources):
It is awarded for honorable active military service as a member of the armed forces of the United States including the Coast Guard, during the following periods: -June 27, 1950 to July 27, 1954 - Korean War timeframe -Jan. 1, 1961 to Aug. 14, 1974 - Vietnam War timeframe -Aug. 2, 1990 to Nov. 30, 1995 - Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM timeframe -Sept. 11, 2001 to a date to be determined - Terrorism attacks on the U.S./Global War on Terrorism -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.

User Tags Detailing this Ribbon:
korean war    united states    red    yellow    blue    white    cold war
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Cookies

Ribbons A-to-Z Ribbons by Order of Precedence US Army Ribbons USN Ribbons USMC Ribbons USAF Ribbons Ribbons Rack Builder Utility Ribbons Rack Builder Utility (CAP)

The MilitaryRibbons.Info logo, its written content, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and is protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. The material presented across this site is for reference / entertainment value. ALL RIBBON IMAGES ARE PROPERTY OF MILITARYRIBBONS.INFO AND NOT FOR REUSE ELSEWHERE. This site is not affiliated with the United States Department of Defense (US DoD) or any federal, local, or political entity. No A.I. was used in the generation of this content.

Part of the Military Factory network of sites that includes MilitaryFactory.com, GlobalFirepower.com, WDMMA.org, and WDMMW.org.

©2024 www.militaryribbons.info • All Rights Reserved • Content ©2022-2024 (2yrs)