The decoration is most often presented to senior officers in the flag and general officer grades. Amazon.com: Defense Superior Service Military Medal - Lapel Pin: Jewelry. The eagle has outstretched wings and the shield of the United States is on its chest. Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit; Bronze Star Medal (with Valor) Meritorious Service Medal (3) James Norman Mattis (born September 8, 1950) is a retired United States Marine Corps four-star general who served as the 26th US secretary of defense from January 2017 to January 2019. 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. DEFENSE SUPERIOR SERVICE. Omitir e ir al contenido principal.us. Wikipedia. Prime Cart. Recipients The Order of Precedence of the Defense Superior Service Medal is 13, and this precedence is used when placing the associated service ribbon on your uniform ribbon rack. R-1093, Defense Superior Service Ribbon RIBBONS: Amazon.ca: Clothing & Accessories. It ranks below Defense Distinguished Service Medal, but has the same design as the Defense Distinguished Service Medal only differing in that it is finished in silver rather than gold and the inscriptions on the reverse of the medal are labeled with the correct award name. Free shipping for many products! The Defense Superior Service Medal (DSSM) is a senior American military decoration of the Department of Defense, awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces who perform "superior meritorious service in a position of significant responsibility". This service must be as part of a joint activity. Criteria. It is somewhat analogous to the Legion of Merit, albeit awarded for service in a "joint" duty capacity. The Defense Superior Service Medal (DSSM) is a senior American military decoration of the Department of Defense, awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces who perform "superior meritorious service in a position of significant responsibility".. This service must be as part of a joint activity. US - Defense Superior Service Medal | Collectibles, Militaria, Other Militaria | eBay! Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. 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. 83 relations. Joint or Department of Defense awards, including the Defense Superior Service Medal, may be awarded posthumously. The medal is made of a silver and detailed with a blue enamel coating. The medal is made of a silver colored metal with blue enamel, 1 7/8 inches (4.76 cm) in height overall. Ropa, Calzado y Joyería Hola, Identifícate. Services Commendation Medal, the Department of Defense is considering the creation of a fourth DoD Award, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. Another Award recently established is the Humanitarian The Defense Superior Service Medal (DSSM) is a senior American military decoration of the Department of Defense, awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces who perform "superior meritorious service in a position of significant responsibility". The De­fense Su­pe­rior Ser­vice Medal (DSSM) is a se­nior Amer­i­can mil­i­tary dec­o­ra­tion of the De­part­ment of De­fense, awarded to mem­bers of the United States Armed Forces who per­form "su­pe­rior mer­i­to­ri­ous ser­vice in a po­si­tion of sig­nif­i­cant re­spon­si­bil­ity". The United States military sorts decorations into categories called Classes and Types. The reverse is plain except for the inscription at the top, For Superior Service. 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