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Posted 1/28/2014 Printable Fact Sheet
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Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. (Photo by Mr. Steve White)
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Background and Criteria
This award, authorized by Executive Order 12830, Jan. 9, 1993, may be awarded to members of the U.S. armed forces and their Reserve components, who subsequent to Dec. 31, 1992, perform outstanding volunteer community service of a sustained, direct and consequential nature. Refer to DoD 1348.33-M for specific individual eligibility requirements and recommendation procedures and format.

On July 2, 1996, the secretary of the Air Force approved realigning the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal approval authority to the group commander level. This includes commanders of composite and provisional groups and (colonel) commanders of geographically separated units. This authority may not be further delegated.

Authorized Device
Service star

Weighted Airman Promoted System Point Value: 0

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