Humanitarian Service Medal
The Humanitarian Service Medal was authorized by Executive Order 11965, Jan. 19, 1977. It was established to honor personnel of the Armed Forces of the United States who distinguished themselves by meritorious direct participation (hands on) in a significant military act or operation of a humanitarian nature, or have rendered a service to mankind. Specifically excluded from eligibility are service members or elements remaining at a geographically separated location or to a location and did not make a direct contribution to influence the action.
The number of eligible operations are too numerous to mention and have included a wide variety of services from the first operation of the Guyana Disaster Relief in Jonestown, Guyana in 1978 and have included disaster, flood, tornado, and earthquake relief work and snow removal work. Also included were Operation Boat People, Evacuation of Loas, Cuban Refugee Resettlement, Beirut Evacuation, Cholera Epidemic in Truk Islands and operations of humanitarian aid in the United States and every corner of the world.
Ribbon Device Attachments:
1. Bronze 3/16" Service Star
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