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 Meritorious Service medal (DMSM). 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) Commercial Equivalent to NSN 8455-00-450-3728 boxed set or 8455-00-439-2142 individual medal.
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 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 medal presentation set for the Army Armed Forces Reserve (AFRM)Award. 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 8455-00-269-5781.
Full size Meritorious Service medal set (MSM). This includes presentation case and ribbon. Included mounting bar to attach to uniform. Awarded to Army, Navy (USN), Air Force (USAF), Home Land Security. This medal is a one and one-half inch medallionin bronze, on the obverse as eagle wings upraised, standing upon two upward curving branches of laurel tied with a ribbon between the talons of the eagle, above and behind the eagle the upper part of a five-pointed star (with two smaller stars outlined within) on a incised plaque with six points starting at the top of each wing of the eagle. The reverse is plain with a circular inscription in raised letters, United States of America and Meritorious Service separated by dots. Commercial Equivalent to NSN 8455-00-439-2142
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.