Commendation for Distinguished Service
|Commendation for Distinguished Service|
Insignia and ribbon
|Awarded by Australia|
|Eligibility||Members of the Australian Defence Force|
|Awarded for||the distinguished performance of duties in warlike operations to members of the Australian Defence Force |
|Established||15 January 1991|
|Last awarded||11 June 2012|
|Next (higher)||Commendation for Brave Conduct|
|Next (lower)||Various Campaign Medals|
|Related||Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)|
The Commendation for Distinguished Service is a military decoration awarded to personnel of the Australian Defence Force, it is awarded for the distinguished performance of duties in warlike operations. The Commendation for Distinguished Service was introduced in 1991 and replaced its Imperial equivalent, Mention in Despatches. It is the third level of distinguished service decoration in the Australian Honours System. Since its inception 323 have been awarded, with the most recent being announced in the 2012 Queen's Birthday Honours List.
- The insignia of the Commendation for Distinguished Service is a central Federation Star on a nickel-silver row of flames that taper at each end.
- The insignia is attached to an ochre-red ribbon.
See also 
- Australian Honours Order of Precedence
- Category:Recipients of the Commendation for Distinguished Service
- "The Order of Wearing of Australian Honours and Awards". It's an Honour. Australian Government. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
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