Service: Navy, Marine Corps
Criteria: Exceptionally meritorious service to the U.S. Government in a duty of great responsibility
Devices: Gold, Silver Star
Notes: 107 copies of earlier medal design issued but later withdrawn. First ribbon design was 1½" wide
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For exceptionally meritorious service to the U.S. Government in a duty of great responsibility. The Navy Distinguished Service Medal is worn after the Defense Distinguished Service Medal and before the Silver Star.
The Navy Distinguished Service Medal was established by an Act of Congress and approved on February 4, 1919 and, like the Navy Cross, was made retroactive to April 6, 1917.