Legion Of Merit Medal Miniature
Service: All Services
Instituted 1942 and is retroactive to September 8, 1939
Criteria: Exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the United States
Devices: Army/Air Force: Bronze, Silver Oak Leaf Clusters; Navy/Marine Corps/Coast Guard: Bronze Letter "V", Gold, SIlver Star
It is not awarded for heroism but rather service and achievement while performing duties in a key position of responsibility. It may be presented to foreign personnel but is not authorized for presentation to civilian personnel. There are four degrees of this decoration that are awarded to foreign personnel only (Chief Commander, Commander, Officer and Legionnaire).
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