HUMANE SERVICE TO NYS MEDAL
Medal established 19 April 1979.
To whom awarded
Awarded to individuals of the New York State Organized Militia who distinguished themselves by sustained meritorious service in a humane operation as a result of a natural disaster, such as floods, snow storms, hurricanes, tornados, and acts of mercy. Service must be in response to an order to State Active Duty by the Governor of the State of New York. The Medal for Humane Service to New York State will not be awarded for participation or in conjunction with the Duty In Aid To Civil Authority Medal.
Applications will be submitted using DMNA Form 106D-R through command channels to each respective major component awards area of responsibility who will be the awarding authorities. Applications will be accompanied by a copy of the Division of Military and Naval Affairs orders directing the individual to the duty concerned or a certified roster of AGR personnel for NYARNG and NYANG who participated.
For each succeeding award, a medal device (New York State Shield) will be attached to the suspension ribbon and/or service ribbon. These devices shall be:
Silver to represent one additional award and
Gold to represent five additional awards.