The Army Achievement Medal was established in 1981 to award members of the armed forces serving with the Army and have distinguished themselves. This is by meritorious service or achievement lesser than the Army Commendation Medal.
The medal itself is bronze with elements of the Department of the Army plaque on the front and “FOR MILITARY ACHIEVEMENT” on the back. This medal includes the ribbon and a case for presentation.
Full size Defense Distinguished Service medal set (DDSM). This includes presentation case and ribbon. Included mounting bar to attach to uniform. Awarded by the Department of Defense. Army, Air Force (USAF), Navy (USN), Marine Corps (USMC Marines) Commercial Equivalent to NSN 8455-00-444-0007
Full size Joint Service Achievement medal (JSAM). This includes presentation case and ribbon. Included mounting bar to attach to uniform. Awarded to any member of the US forces. Army, Air Force (USAF), Navy (USN), Marine Corps (USMC Marines). The medal wasdesigned by Jay Morris and sculpted by Donald Borja, both of the Institute of Heraldry. It is a star of 12 points, on the obverse is an American bald eagle, facing left with wings spread, grasping three arrows and a shield upon its breast as adaptedfrom the seal of the Department of Defense. The reverse of the medal is plain with the inscription, Joint Service Achievement Award in raised letters in circular form in the center. Commercial Equivalent to NSN 8455-01-195-1838
Full size Joint Service Commendation medal (JSCM). Medal only does not include mounting bar. Awarded by the United States Armed Forces. Army, Air Force (USAF), Navy (USN), Marine Corps (USMC Marines Corps). The medal (pictured above) consists of four conjoined hexagons of green enamel. Centered on this is an eagle in gold with outspread wings, grasping three arrows in its talons (as depicted on the seal of the Department of Defense). Above the eagle are 13 gold stars, and at the base is a gold stylized heraldic delineation representing land, sea, and air. This design is enclosed by a circular wreath of laurel bound with bands, also in gold. The reverse has a tablet in the center, suitable for engraving, and the words For Military Merit. At the bottom is a sprig of laurel. Commercial Equivalent to NSN 8455-00-965-2201
Full size medal presentation set for the Army Distinguished Service Cross (DSC).The set includes a full size medal and ribbon unit mounted on a double pin bar with clutch backs in a presentation case. Commercial Equivalent to NSN 8455-00-269-5745
Bronze Star Award (BSM) Includes Bronze Star Medal, Bronze Star Ribbon, And Presentation Case. Medal And Ribbon Include Clutch Back Attachment To Put On The Uniform. For Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines. Commercial Equivalent NSN 8455-00-269-5749 boxed set or 8455-00-246-3829 individual medal.
Full size Legion of Merit medal set (LOM). This includes presentation case and ribbon. Included mounting bar to attach to uniform. Awarded by Army, Navy (USN), Air Force (USAF), Home Land Security. The Legion of Merit is also the first award to havedifferent degrees. If a holder of the Legion of Merit in one degree is subsequently given another such award, it is never in a degree lower than the original one. The degrees of chief commander and commander are conferred on members of foreign governmentsonly and are awarded for services comparable to those for which the Distinguished Service Medal is given to members of the United States armed forces. Commercial Equivalent to NSN 8455-00-269-5753