Below in the pentagon is the inscription From The Secretary of Defense To. Another Award recently established is the Humanitarian Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. CRITERIAThe DSSM (pictured above) is awarded by the Secretary of Defense, The United States military sorts decorations into categories called Classes and Types. The reverse is simple with the engraved line, “For Superior Service;” And below in the pentagon is the inscription, “From The Secretary of Defense To _______.”. Prime Cart. The decoration is most often presented to senior officers in the flag and general officer grades. The award is generally given for a period exceeding 12 months. The obverse depicts a silver American eagle superimposed over a medium blue pentagon. If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with our product, we will refund your total purchase price on … [3], Subsequent awards of the Defense Superior Service Medal are denoted by oak leaf clusters worn on the suspension and service ribbons of the medal. Members of service specific units are eligible for awards of personal decorations from their parent service. Service members assigned to or attached to a Joint Task Force as individuals, not members of a specific military service's unit, can be eligible for the DSSM. The medal is made of a silver colored metal with blue enamel, 1 7/8 inches (4.76 cm) in height overall. It is awarded by the Secretary of Defense to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, after 6 February 1976, rendered superior meritorious service in … [2] R-1093, Defense Superior Service Ribbon RIBBONS: Amazon.ca: Clothing & Accessories. The medal is suspended from a ribbon which is composed of vertical stripes of golden yellow, bluebird, white, scarlet, white, bluebird, and golden yellow. [1], At the time of creation of the Defense Superior Service Medal it was decided that it would be obtained at the lowest possible cost and with as little effort as possible. a. Try. The award is generally for a period of time exceeding 12 months and encompassing an entire joint assignment. Joint or Department of Defense awards, including the Defense Superior Service Medal, may be awarded posthumously. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for US Defense Superior Service full size award medal with ribbon bar at the best online prices at eBay! Criteria. Subsequent awards of the Defense Superior Service Medal are denoted by oak leaf clusters worn on the suspension and service ribbons of the medal. Military-Ranks.org is a public service site and is not affiliated with the United States Armed Services. Awarded in the name of the Secretary of Defense, the award is presented to members of the U.S. Armed Forces who perform "superior meritorious service in a position of significant responsibility." The award is generally given for a period exceeding 12 months. Awarded in the name of the Secretary of Defense, the award is presented to members of the U.S. Armed Forces who perform "superior meritorious service in a position of significant responsibility." Services Commendation Medal, the Department of Defense is considering the creation of a fourth DoD Award, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. You must be attached to a Joint Task Force as an individual not a unit to be eligible for the award. Cuenta y Listas Cuenta Devoluciones y … Recipients The Defense Superior Service Medal (DSSM) shall be awarded only to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, after February 6, 1976, rendered superior meritorious service in a position of significant responsibility. 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