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  1. Medal of Honor

    Conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty

  2. Defense Distinguished Service Ribbon

    exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility

  3. Defense Superior Service Medal

    Superior meritorious service in a position of significant responsibility

  4. Defense Meritorious Service Medal

    Non-combat outstanding achievement or meritorious service

  5. Joint Service Commendation Medal

    Heroism, meritorious achievement, or meritorious service

  6. Joint Service Achievement Medal

    Meritorious service or achievement in either combat or noncombat situations

  7. Joint Meritorious Unit Award

    Awarded to joint units or units tasked to perform a joint mission

  8. Prisoner of War

    Being taken prisoner and held captive while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States

  9. National Defense Service Medal

    Military service during a time designated by the Secretary of Defense

  10. Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

    Support of operations to counter terrorism, whether stationed in the United States or overseas

  11. Korean Defense Service Medal

    Service for at least 30 consecutive days or 60 non-consecutive days in support of the defense of South Korea

  12. Armed Forces Service Medal

    Participating in a designated U.S. military operation that did not encounter foreign armed opposition or imminent hostile action

  13. Humanitarian Service Medal

    Meritorious direct participation in a significant military act or operation of a humanitarian nature

  14. Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

    Substantial volunteer service to the local community

  15. Antarctica Service Medal

    Service in Antarctica

  16. Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

    Served in the U.S. Armed Forces after July 1, 1958, and participated in U.S. military operations.

  17. Afghanistan Campaign Medal

    U.S. military personnel who served in Afghanistan

  18. Iraq Campaign Medal

    U.S. military personnel who served in Iraq

  19. Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

    Serving or have served in military expeditions to combat terrorism

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