Distinguished Service Medal (Ireland)

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Distinguished Service Medal
An Bonn Seirbhíse Dearscna
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Distinguished Service Medal with Honour
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Distinguished Service Medal with Distinction
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Distinguished Service Medal with Merit
Awarded by  Ireland
Eligibility Officers, non-commissioned officers and privates/seaman/aircrew of the Defence Forces and members of the Army Nursing and Chaplaincy Services.
Awarded for Individual acts of bravery, courage, leadership, resource or devotion to duty
Post-nominals BSD
Statistics
Established 1944
Precedence
Next (higher) Military Medal For Gallantry
Next (lower) Good Conduct Medal

The Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) (Irish: An Bonn Seirbhíse Dearscna) is a military decoration issued by the Irish Government. After the Military Medal for Gallantry (An Bonn Míleata Calmachta), it is the next highest award of the Military awards and decorations of Ireland.

It is issued in three grades:

IRE Distinguished Service Medal with Honour ribbon bar.png Distinguished Service Medal 1st Class or The Distinguished Service Medal with Honour, in silver.
IRE Distinguished Service Medal with Distinction ribbon bar.png Distinguished Service Medal 2nd Class or The Distinguished Service Medal with Distinction, in bronze.
IRE Distinguished Service Medal with Merit ribbon bar.png Distinguished Service Medal 3rd Class or The Distinguished Service Medal with Merit, in bronze.

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