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NATO Meritorious Service Medal

U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons

U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons

BACKGROUND

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization Meritorious Service Medal was approved by the North Atlantic Council, and is awarded to military and civilian personnel who have been commended for providing exceptional or remarkable service to NATO. The Secretary of Defense has approved the acceptance and wear of the NATO MSM for U.S. military and civilian personnel.

 

CRITERIA

Eligible personnel are individuals serving permanently or temporarily within NATO's operational chain of command or in those forces under NATO command or control, or in a NATO Body, who are commended personally by a Commander or a Head of a NATO Body for:

 

-Performing acts of courage in difficult or dangerous circumstances

-Showing exceptional leadership or personal example

-Making an outstanding individual contribution in any activity or program

-Enduring particular hardship or deprivation in the interest of NATO

 

MEDAL AND RIBBON DESCRIPTION

The medal disc is of silver color. The ribbon and medal fabric is NATO Blue with white edges, with silver and gold threads centered on the white.

 

AUTHORIZED DEVICE

None

 

WEIGHTED AIRMAN PROMOTED SYSTEM POINT VALUE: 0