Distinguished Intelligence Medal

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Distinguished Intelligence Medal
Distinguished Intelligence Medal.jpg
Awarded by Central Intelligence Agency
Country United States of America
Eligibility Employees of the Central Intelligence Agency
Awarded for "For performance of outstanding services or for achievement of a distinctly exceptional nature in a duty or responsibility, the results of which constitute a major contribution to the mission of the Agency."
Precedence
Next (higher) Distinguished Intelligence Cross
Next (lower) Intelligence Star
Related National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal

The Distinguished Intelligence Medal is awarded by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency for performance of outstanding services or for achievement of a distinctly exceptional nature in a duty or responsibility.[1]

Notable recipients[edit]

CIA medals are often referred to as "jock strap medals" since they are often awarded secretly (due to the classification level of the respective operation) and cannot be displayed, or on occasion, acknowledged publicly.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Work of a Nation". Central Intelligence Agency. Archived from the original on 13 October 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "CIA’s Hayden Lauds Marine General’s Contributions". Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "A Look Back … A Cold War Hero: Colonel Ryszard Kuklinski". 
  4. ^ "Arthur C. Lundahl, 17, Dies; Photo Interpreter for CIA" (PDF). Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  5. ^ James L. Pavitt Bio, [1], Scowcroft Group
  6. ^ "Former DDCI Admiral Studeman Feted at Retirement Ceremony — Central Intelligence Agency". Cia.gov. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  7. ^ "CIA Official John Waller; Was Historian and Author". The Washington Post. Washington, D.C. November 7, 2004. p. C08. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 

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