National Service Medal (Norway)
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Army version National Service Medal
|Awarded by the Norwegian Defence Force|
|Eligibility||Personnel who have completed mandatory military service.|
|Awarded for||Completion of mandatory military service.|
|Next (higher)||Medal for Defence Operations Abroad|
The Norwegian National Service Medal is awarded upon completion of mandatory military service (usually one year, six months for the Home Guard). The medal exists in four versions, one for each branch of service (army, air force, navy and home guard).
The front of the medal shows the crest of the service branch, and the reverse has the name of the branch and the armed forces motto "for fred og frihet" (bm) or "for fred og fridom"(nn) ("for peace and freedom").
|National Service Medal ribbons|
|Air Force||Home Guard||Navy||Army|
- "Norwegian Decorations". Det Norske Kongehus. Retrieved 14 June 2014.