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   Achievement Medal - Joint Service
Service: All
Instituted: 1983
Authorized: DOD 1348-33-M
Issuing Country: ( US ) - UNITED STATES
Achievement Medal - Joint Service
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Description:
  1. Authorized by DoD Directive 1348.28, March 29, 1984 b. Awarded in the name of the Secretary of Defense to members of the Armed Forces of the United States, below the grade of O-6, who, while assigned to a joint activity after August 3, 1983, distinguish themselves by meritorious achievement or service. The required achievement or service, while of lesser degree than that required for award of the JSCM, must have been accomplished with distinction.


Background:
  1. It is awarded in the name of the Secretary of Defense for either outstanding achievement or meritorious service and takes precedence before the Achievement Medals of the Military Services. It may not be awarded for any act or period of service which an Achievement Medal of a military service is awarded, and it should not be awarded for retirement.
  2. To be eligible for this award, the individual must be a member of the Armed Forces of the United States below the grade of 0-6, and assigned to a qualifying organization such as The Defense Agencies, Headquarters of Unified Commands, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. The required service or achievement, while of a lesser degree than that required for award of the Joint Service Commendation Medal, must have been accomplished within distinction.