Distinguished Service Star
|Distinguished Service Star|
Ribbon bar of the award
|Awarded by Philippines|
|Eligibility||Officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines|
|Awarded for||Exceptional service in a position of responsibility|
|Next (higher)||Distinguished Conduct Star|
|Next (lower)||Gold Cross|
Ribbon Bar of the Distinguished Service Star.
The Distinguished Service Star is the third highest military award of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.  It is awarded for eminently meritorious and valuable service rendered while holding a position of great responsibility. 
Description of the award
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."
- Megan C. Robertson. "The Philippines: Distinguished Service Star". Medals of the World. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
- The AFP Adjutant General, AFP Awards and Decorations Handbook, 1997, OTAG, p. 15-16.
- Office of the Adjutant General, Armed Forces of the Philippines. "Decorations". Retrieved 17 May 2011.
- Presidential Security Group. "Awards and Decorations". Retrieved 17 May 2011.
- Philippine Air Force. "Awards and Decorations". Retrieved 17 May 2011.
- The AFP Adjutant General, AFP Awards and Decorations Handbook, 1995, 1997, OTAG.
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