About joint service commendation medal
The joint service commendation medal is a military decoration of the United States Armed Forces. It is presented to members of the United States military who have distinguished themselves by meritorious service in a joint activity. The decoration is not restricted to members of the United States military, but may also be presented to members of allied military forces.
What is the joint commendation medal?
The Joint Commendation Medal a military decoration of the United States Armed Forces. The decoration awarded for sustained acts of heroism or meritorious service while serving in a joint assignment.
Who is eligible to receive the joint service medal?
The Joint Service Commendation a military award that presented to members of the Armed Forces of the United States. Who have distinguished themselves by exceptional meritorious achievement or service. This award typically presented to junior officers and enlisted personnel. And considered to be one of the highest honors that can bestowed upon a member of the military.
What are the requirements for the joint commendation medal?
The requirements for the Joint Service Medal are as follows:
- The medal may awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who. After January 1, 2016, distinguished themselves by meritorious achievement or service while serving in a joint duty assignment.
- Achievement or service must be comparable to that required for award of the Defense Superior. Service Medal or the Legion of Merit at the next lower level of precedence.
- Joint Service Commendation Medals may awarded without regard to degree of heroism involved.
- Awards will made only to recognize distinguished achievement or service. And will not made in lieu of another award for the same achievement or service.
- The Joint Service Commendation may awarded with the “V” device to denote heroism or valorous achievement or service.
- Only one award of the Joint Service Medal may made to any one individual.
- How the joint service commendation awarded?
The JSCM awarded by the Secretary of Defense and authorized by Congress. The medal first created in 1963 and currently awarded by all branches of the military.
The JSCM considered a mid-level award and typically awarded. To service members who in the grade of O-4 ( colonel/captain) and below. Service members who in the grade of O-5 (brigadier general/rear admiral lower half). And above typically awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal.
The reverse of the medal features the inscription “FOR MILITARY MERIT” inside a wreath of laurel.
The JSCM worn around the neck on a ribbon that is 1.375 inches wide and consists of the following stripes:
· 1/8 inch Scarlet
· 1/4 inch Royal Blue
1/4 inch White
1/4 inch Old Glory Blue
· 1/8 inch Scarlet
The JSCM awarded with a “V” device to denote awards made for heroism. Or for outstanding achievement while participating in direct combat operations.
The Joint Service Medal awarded to members of the Armed. Forces of the United States who, while serving in a joint assignment. Distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or meritorious service. Medal may awarded to any member of the Armed Forces. Including members of the Reserve Components and the National Guard.