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Award

Description

Distinguished Service Medal

For exceptionally meritorious & distinguished military or civilian service in positions of great responsibility. May be service for, or to the benefit of the United States or the State of Alabama.

Alabama Commendation Medal

For meritorious and outstanding services and accomplishments. Service may be Military performance in direct support of the State Military Forces.

Phenix City Civil Disturbance Medal

For military duty and meritorious service during the Phenix City Civil Disturbance period 18 June 1954 to 17 January 1955.

Operation Desert Storm Ribbon

For members of the Alabama Air & Army National Guard, in direct support of Operations Desert Storm and Shield.

Veterans Service Medal

Aggregate of 21 years active service in the Alabama National Guard, including constructive service in organizations of the National Guard while called, drafted or ordered in service of the United States.

National Emergency Service Medal

For award to members of the Alabama National Guard called into active federal service during the "Berlin Crisis" national emergency.

Special Service Medal

For an aggregate of 30 days in the active military service of the State, upholding the law & preserving order, protecting lives & property in the aid and relief of civilians in disaster & similar service duty ordered by the Governor. May also be awarded for such special individual acts as the State Military Department determines to be meritorious and the Governor may approve without regard to the period of time involved or date of the act.

Faithful Service Medal

For an aggregate of six years faithful active service in the Alabama National Guard, including constructive service in organizations of the National Guard while called, drafted or ordered into the service of the United States.

Alabama State Military Department Recruiting Ribbon

For securing the enlistment or appointment of 10 individuals into the Alabama National Guard.

Active Duty Basic Training Medal

For members of the Alabama National Guard who have honorable service and who have successfully completed an Active Duty Training Course while a member of the Alabama National Guard subsequent to the Calendar Year 1955.

Oak Leaf Cluster

Bronze oak-leaf cluster denotes each subsequent award of the same decoration. Silver oak-leaf cluster equals five bronze.

Bronze Service Star

The bronze service star is authorized for wear on the Operation Desert Storm Service ribbon for all personnel deployed to South West Asia.
Saint Andrew's Cross
After award of the Faithful Service Medal, a Bronze Saint Andrews Cross will be awarded upon completion of each subsequent three years of service. The cross is worn in the form of an X. After individual has earned five bronze crosses a Silver Saint Andrews Cross will be worn. When both silver and bronze crosses are worn, silver takes precedence.
Governor Robert Bentley
Governor Robert Bentley

Major General Perry Smith
Major General Perry Smith


 

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