A10.1. Standard of Award. Meritorious achievement or service, although of a lesser degree than that required for award of the DMSM, that has been accomplished with distinction and clearly places an individual's performance above that of his or her peers.
|E-1 TO E-6||REQUIRED||NOT REQUIRED|
|E-7 TO E-9||NOT REQUIRED||NOT REQUIRED|
|0-1 TO 0-3 and W-1 TO W-2||NOT REQUIRED||NOT REQUIRED|
|0-4 TO 0-6||NOT REQUIRED||NOT REQUIRED|
EXAMPLE OF CITATION – JSCM
CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF
THE JOINT SERVICE COMMENDATION MEDAL
(FIRST OAK LEAF CLUSTER)
ANDREA J. JONES
Mandatory Opening Sentence. Lieutenant Commander Andrea J. Jones, United States Navy, distinguished herself by exceptionally meritorious service (achievement) as (duty assignment and office) OR (while assigned to (office) from (month/year) to (moth/year)). (Text). Write in narrative style, using short, simple, direct, and accurate facts in straightforward language. Avoid superfluous adjectives and other embellishments. Include accomplishments of the individual and the resulting benefits. (NOTE: See mandatory closing sentences below.)
Mandatory Closing Sentences:
PCS Award. Through her distinctive accomplishments, Commander Jones reflected credit upon herself, the United States Navy, and the Department of Defense.
Retirement. Through her distinctive accomplishments, Commander Jones culminated a (“long and”/with at least 30 years service) distinguished career in the service of her country and reflected credit upon herself, the United States Navy, and the Department of Defense.
Separation. Through her distinctive accomplishments and while serving her country, Commander Jones reflected credit upon herself, the United States Navy, and the Department of Defense.
Instructions. Prepare in final form, portrait format, single-spaced, right-margin justified, with 1-inch right and left margins, 1-inch top margin, and a minimum of 3 inches at bottom. Font/Size is 14 TMS RMN. No more than 16 lines. Must be unclassified. Use no abbreviations or acronyms. Spell out full name in opening sentence, then use shortened grade throughout the remaining text; i.e., Lieutenant Colonel John D. Jones, then use Colonel Jones. (For Navy personnel only, use full grade throughout.). Note: For distribution purposes, provide seven copies of the citation with the SSAN typed three spaces to the right of the name and seven copies of the certificate).