The Defense Distinguished Service Medal is a high-level military decoration awarded to United States Armed Forces members for exceptional service to the Department of Defense. The Defense Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to those who have contributed significantly to national security or defense and demonstrated the highest leadership and achievement levels in their respective fields. This prestigious award is a testament to the excellence and dedication of those who have served in defense of their country.
Defense Distinguished Service Ribbon
Distinguished Service Ribbon
- Awarded for:
Accompanied with Distinguished Service Medal
Recipients of the Distinguished Service Medal
July 9, 1970 (along with Distinguished Service Medal)
- First awarded: