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   Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Service: ALL
Instituted: 1982
Authorized: DOD 1348-33-M
Issuing Country: ( US ) - UNITED STATES
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
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Description:
  1. Authorized by DoD Directive 1348.27, July 22, 1982.
  2. Awarded in the name of the Secretary of Defense to joint activities for meritorious achievement or service, superior to that which is normally expected, under any of the following conditions:
  • 1. During action in combat with an armed enemy of the United States.
  • 2. In a declared national emergency situation.
  • 3. Under extraordinary circumstances that involve national interests. Service members, when authorized, shall wear an oak-leaf cluster for each additional award of the JMUA.


Background:
  1. This award ribbon is identical to the Department of Defense Superior Service Medal ribbon, indicative of the fact that the service performed would have been similar to warrant the award of this medal to an individual. It has a center stripe of red, flanked on either side by equal stripes of white, light blue and gold, with a narrow stripe of light blue at the edge. The ribbon is within a gold colored 1/16 inch wide metal frame with laurel leaves. Similar to other Army and Air Force unit awards, it is worn in the same manner. Additional awards are indicated by an oak-leaf cluster worn on the ribbon.
  2. It is awarded in the name of the Secretary of Defense to joint activities for meritorious achievement or service, superior to that which is normally expected, for actions in the following situations; combat with an armed enemy of the United States, a declared national emergency, or under extraordinary circumstances that involve national interests.