Medal of the Armed Forces in the Service of the Fatherland

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Medal of the Armed Forces in the Service of the Fatherland
Medal Siły Zbrojne w Służbie Ojczyzny
Medal Siły Zbrojne w Służbie Ojczyzny-braz.jpg
Medal in bronze
TypeThree class medal
Awarded forLong service in the Polish armed forces
Country Poland
Presented byPolish Ministry of National Defence.svg Minister of National Defence
EligibilityPolish military personnel
StatusCurrently awarded
Established26 May 1951
POL Złoty Medal Siły Zbrojne w Służbie Ojczyzny BAR.svg
Ribbon bar for the gold medal
POL Srebrny Medal Siły Zbrojne w Służbie Ojczyzny BAR.svg
Ribbon bar for the silver medal
POL Brązowy Medal Siły Zbrojne w Służbie Ojczyzny BAR.svg
Ribbon bar for the bronze medal
Precedence
Next (higher)Meritorious Military Pilot Decoration
Next (lower)Medal of Merit for National Defence
RelatedLong Service Medal

The Medal of the Armed Forces in the Service of the Fatherland (Polish: Medal Siły Zbrojne w Służbie Ojczyzny) is a Polish military decoration, awarded for long service and excellent work in the army. The medal was first established on 26 May 1951, and the detailed rules and grades were revised in 1991 and 1995. Until 1968, it was a state distinction awarded by the head of state; from 1968 it was a departmental award, granted by the Minister of Defence.[1] It continues to be presented as an award of the Ministry of Defence, as the Long Service Medal is a state-awarded decoration, conferred on an individual basis to selected recipients only.[2]

There are three grades, Gold, Silver and Bronze, awarded for 25, 15 and 5 years, respectively. The ribbon is red with double white edge stripes and a central gold or silver stripe for gold and silver awards.

Notable recipients

References

  1. ^ Robertson, Megan C. (2 June 2009). "Poland: Medal Armed Force in the Service of the Country". Medals of the World. Retrieved 2011-08-10.
  2. ^ "Ministerstwo Obrony Narodowej - serwis internetowy :: Galeria ::" (in Polish). Wp.mil.pl. 2011-04-28. Archived from the original on 2012-03-30. Retrieved 2012-01-03.
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