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State Medal of Distinguished Service


Precedence: 10

Year Authorized: 1998

Presented By: State Society

Approved By: Society President


Description: The State Medal of Distinguished Service (“SMDS”) is diamond shaped with a blue

SAR insignia surmounted on a white enamel background and trimmed in silver hanging from a drape

of solid maroon ribbon. A miniature medal is available.


Authorized Presentation: The incumbent State President may present one medal during his term (or

each year of his term if elected to a multiyear term) at the Society’s Annual Meeting to a Compatriot

in recognition for that Compatriot's conspicuous service to the State Society President during his

administration. The SMDS is awarded by a State Society President at his discretion; no other

approval is required.


Subsequent Presentation NOT Authorized: A Compatriot may receive this medal only once. Oak leaf clusters or other ribbon attachments are not authorized. 

leaf clusters or other ribbon attachments are not authorized.

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