Joint Service Commendation Medal

The Joint Service Commendation Medal Ribbon is a decorated award presented to the United States Armed Forces Personnel who have shown exceptional achievement on behalf of the Defense Agencies or the office of the Secretary of Defense. The Ribbon has four thin vertical stripes alternating two thin vertical stripes of green and a slightly thicker green vertical stripe at the center. It also has blue vertical stripes towards each end.

  • Type:

    Military medal (decoration)

  • Awarded for:

    Accompanied with Joint Service Commendation Medal

  • Status:

    Currently used

  • Established:

    Naval Service: 1943
    Coast Guard: 1943
    Army: 1945
    Air and Space Forces: 1958
    Joint Service: 1963
    (along with Joint Service Commendation Medal)

  • First awarded:

    June 25, 1963