Recruiting Medal Recruiting Medal


To whom awarded:

The Recruiting Medal may be awarded to a member of the New York State Organized Militia who refers one new member for any unit of the Organized Militia. Members of the full-time Recruiting and Retention Force (RRF) who have an assigned recruiting mission are not eligible for award of the Recruiting Medal.

  1. Requests will be prepared using DMNA Form 106D-R
  2. Include on the form the Name, grade, SSN and unit of assignment of recipient
  3. State on the form a proposed date of award


New members are defined as initial appointments for officers/warrant officers and initial enlistments for enlisted personnel into the New York State Organized Militia. Individuals appointed from enlisted status (graduates of Officer Candidate School) in the Organized Militia are not considered new members. If an individual separates from the New York State Organized Militia and later returns to the New York State Organized Militia, the member referring this individual may be credited with a new member for award consideration purposes.

How awarded:

Commanders will certify and forward DMNA Form 106D-R. See Appendix A, through command channels to each respective major component’s awards area of responsibility. Upon review, MNGA-AWD will issue the inventory to the respective major component’s awards section for forwarding to requesting command, as applicable for presentation.

Succeeding awards

When the holder of a Recruiting Medal recruits additional new members, a device for attachment to the service ribbon will be awarded. An additional bar will be awarded for each five additional new members obtained until twenty-five new members have been recruited. Each device will bear the respective totals of “10,” “15,” “20,” and “25 RECRUITS.”

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