CONSPICUOUS SERVICE MEDAL
To whom awarded:
The Conspicuous Service Medal may be awarded to any individual who shall have distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious service in a capacity of great responsibility. The service can be performed while in an active status by a member of the New York State Organized Militia, by a civilian in support of the New York State Organized Militia, or to other individuals who have provided support to the New York State Organized Militia and deemed appropriate by The Adjutant General.
The term "duty of great responsibility" will be interpreted to mean duty of such character that the exceptionally meritorious service performed has contributed in a high degree to the success of a command, installation or project. Superior performance of normal duty will not in itself constitute justification for the award of the Conspicuous Service Medal.
Recommendations for the award of the Conspicuous Service Medal will be submitted using DMNA Form Letter 48-R (see Figure 2-2, DMNA Reg 672-1) and accompanied by a citation in accordance with sample Figure 2-4, DMNA Reg 672-1. Requests will be forwarded through command channels to the appropriate major component commander and each intermediate commander will provide appropriate recommendation in forwarding endorsement. Recommendations will be forwarded to the major component awards board for review, recommendation, and subsequent approval/disapproval by the commander.
For each succeeding award, a silver medal device (shield) will be attached to the suspension ribbon and the service ribbon.
The approving authority for this award is the commander of each respective major component of the New York State Organized Militia.