Air Force Distinguished Service Medal

Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal

(Air Force)

For exceptionally meritorious service to the government in a duty of great responsibility.

The Air Force Distinguished Service Medal is awarded for both combat valor and non-combat services of exceptionally meritorious service to the government in a position of great responsibility.  It is our fourth highest military award and  shares this level of prominence with the Navy/Marine Corps DSM, the Coast Guard DSM and the Army DSM, each of which has its own unique design.