Distinguished Service Medal - Army

Established January 1918.

Awarded to “any person who, while serving in the capacity of the United States Army, shall distinguish themselves, by exceptional meritorious service to the government on a duty of great responsibility”.

For service not related to actual war, the term "duty of a great responsibility" applies to a narrower range of positions than in time of war, and requires evidence of conspicuously significant achievement.

A “Welcome Home Accord” in Washington DC, 18 June 1945, General of the Army Dwight Eisenhower is awarded the DSM by President Harry S Truman.

Army DSM Early WWII

Army DSM Early WWII