Military Medals

Army Retirement Medal

Army Retirement Medal

United States Army Officers receive ribbons upon entering into the United States Army, but not upon leaving; however, one officer is looking to honor veterans across their lifespan. On April…Read more
Joint Service Commendation Medal

Joint Service Commendation Medal

Service: All Services (by Secretary of Defense) Instituted: June 25, 1963 Criteria: Meritorious service or achievement while as­signed to a Joint Activity Devices: Bronze Letter “V” (for valor), Bronze, Silver…Read more
Navy Expeditionary Medal

Navy Expeditionary Medal

Service: Navy Instituted: 1936 Criteria: Landings on for­eign territory and opera­tions against armed oppo­sition for which no specific campaign medal has been authorized Devices: Silver letter “W” (denotes bar below),…Read more
Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal

Service: All Services Instituted: 16 January 1969 Criteria: Outstanding non­combat meritorious achievement or service to the United States Devices: Army & Air Force: Bronze, Silver Oak Leaf Cluster; Navy &…Read more
Naval Reserve Medal

Naval Reserve Medal

Service: Navy Instituted: 1938    Dates  1938-1958 Criteria: Awarded for 10 years of honorable service in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Devices: Bronze Star Naval Reserve Medal Notes: The earlier ribbon version…Read more
Vietnam (RVN) Gallantry Cross Medal

Vietnam (RVN) Gallantry Cross Medal

Country: Republic of Vietnam Instituted: 1950 Criteria: Deeds of valor and acts of courage/heroism while fighting the enemy. Devices: Bronze Palm similar to (55), Bronze, Silver, Gold Stars similar to…Read more
Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

Service: All Services Instituted: 1993 Dates: 1993 to Present Criteria: Awarded for out­standing and sustained vol­untary service to the civilian community. Devices: All Services: Bronze, Silver Star The Outstanding Volunteer…Read more
Air Force Good Conduct Medal

Air Force Good Conduct Medal

Service: Air Force Instituted: 1963 Criteria: Exemplary con­duct, efficiency and fidelity during three years of active enlisted service with the U.S. Air Force Devices: Bronze, Silver Oak Leaf cluster Authorized…Read more