Distinguished Service Medal - Navy

Biddle ContractThe Navy Distinguished Service Medal was authorized in February 1919 and made retroactive to 6 April 1917.

Designed “to recognize any person serving in the any capacity with the US Navy who distinguished himself/herself by exceptionally meritorious service to the government in a duty with great responsibility”.

Both Army and Navy DSMs were the 3rd highest naval award until 1970 with the establishment of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal.

Type I Style
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Type II Style WWII, front
Type II Style WWII

Type II Style WWII