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The Vietnam Staff Service Medal
was a military award of South Vietnam
South Vietnam was a state which governed southern Vietnam until 1975. It received international recognition in 1950 as the "State of Vietnam" and later as the "Republic of Vietnam" . Its capital was Saigon...
which was issued between the years of 1964 and 1973. The medal was awarded in two degrees and presented for exemplary service while performing military duty on the staff of a major Vietnamese military command.
To be awarded the Vietnam Staff Service Medal, a service member must have performed at least six months of military duty, while serving on a military staff, with such performance being above and beyond that which would normally be required for the position. The Vietnam Staff Service Medal was presented in two grades for such service with the first class grade for officers and the second class for enlisted personnel. The two different grades were annotated by border coloring on the medal’s ribbon, the first class being green and the second class blue.
In the modern age, the Vietnam Staff Service Medal is an obsolete decoration since the awarding authority, the Republic of Vietnam, no longer exists. The medal is today only available through private purchase from military insignia dealers.