THE NEW JERSEY DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL
From Veterans Affairs, NJDMAVA; Photo by Tech. Sgt.
Mark Olsen, NJDMAVA/PA
may be eligible for the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal.
Soldiers and Airmen who served in time of war or national emergency
and meet the follow¬ing criteria may apply for the New Jersey Distinguished
-Current New Jersey resident
-New Jersey resident upon entry on active duty
-Received an honorable discharge Served in a combat theater or were
officially listed as a prisoner of war or missing in action by the Department
Guard members applying for the award must forward a request in writing
along with a copy of DD Form 214 attesting to the fact that an honorable
discharge was granted and you were a New Jer¬sey resident at the
time of entry on active duty. Proof of service in a combat theater,
POW, or MIA status (which is listed on the DD¬214) is also required.
Spouses, children, parents and siblings of a deceased vet¬eran who
served in time of war or national emergency and met the following criteria
may apply for a posthumous award of the New Jersey Distinguished Service
Note: In order to be eligible for the award of the DSM with Silver Oak
Leaf Cluster, in addi¬tion to the requirements detailed above, a
service member must have received a military award of not less than
the Air Medal.