Distinguished Service Star

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Distinguished Service Star
The AFP Distinguished Service Star.jpg
Ribbon bar of the award
Awarded by  Philippines
Country Philippines
Type Decoration
Eligibility Officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines
Awarded for Exceptional service in a position of responsibility[1]
Status Currently awarded
Motto For Merit
Statistics
Established 1937
First awarded 1937
Precedence
Next (higher) Distinguished Conduct Star
Next (lower) Gold Cross
PHL Distinguished Service Star BAR.png
Ribbon Bar of the Distinguished Service Star.

The Distinguished Service Star[2] is the third highest military award of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. [3] It is awarded for eminently meritorious and valuable service rendered while holding a position of great responsibility. [4]

Description of the award[edit]

The medal is worn around the neck, suspended from a ribbon of dark blue, with a red vertical stripe in the center. The medal, as the name would indicate, is in the form of a five pointed star. The star contains a central disc displaying the Coat of arms of the Philippines. Surmounting the seal in an arc is a golden scroll engraved worth "Merit". The star is attached to its ribbon by a wreath of twenty-six dark green leaves and ten white buds. On the reverse of the medal is engraved "For Distinguished Service."[5]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Megan C. Robertson. "The Philippines: Distinguished Service Star". Medals of the World. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  2. ^ The AFP Adjutant General, AFP Awards and Decorations Handbook, 1997, OTAG, p. 15-16.
  3. ^ Office of the Adjutant General, Armed Forces of the Philippines. "Decorations". Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Presidential Security Group. "Awards and Decorations". Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Philippine Air Force. "Awards and Decorations". Retrieved 17 May 2011. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • The AFP Adjutant General, AFP Awards and Decorations Handbook, 1995, 1997, OTAG.