The Maryland Meritorious Service Medal is an award presented by the state of Maryland to Soldiers in the Army and Air National Guard. Here are a few facts about it:
- Equivalent to an Army ARCOM
- Approved by first O-6 Commander in Chain of Command
- Normally awarded for retirement or for a specific achievement
- It can be awarded to any active or former member of the Maryland National Guard
- Features a solid blue with white striped ribbon and a medal
- The abbreviations for it is SMSM
- Is worth promotion points for enlisted Soldiers (25 I believe)
I was fortunate enough to receive this award during my time in the Maryland Army National Guard. I received the award in April 2006 for helping my unit receive Honorable Mention in the Army Supply of Excellence Award, and for my other efforts as a Company XO. To this day, it is still one of my favorite awards.
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