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   Inter-American Defense Board Medal
Service: ALL
Instituted: 1945
Authorized: DOD 1348-33-M
Issuing Country: ( US ) - UNITED STATES
Inter-American Defense Board Medal
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  1. The IADB medal and ribbon were authorized by the Ninety-first Session of the IADB on December 11, 1945. The Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum authorized the acceptance and wearing of the IADB medal and ribbon by members of the Armed Forces of the United States.
  2. The IADB shall be awarded permanently to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who have served on the IADB for at least one year as the Chair of the board, delegates, advisers, officers of the staff, officers of the secretariat, or officers of the Inter-American Defense College. c. The IADB ribbon shall have the same precedence as the United Nations Service Medal, but the IADB ribbon shall rank below the United Nations Service Medal when the wearer has been awarded both decorations. The IADB medal or badge is worn in accordance with Service policy.

  1. The medal disc is bronze with a raised map projection of the western hemisphere. Flags of the nations in North and South America are around the outside of the map projection.
  2. When presented the back of the medal is engraved with the recipient's name and the words "From the Inter-American Defense Board" and "For Service".
  3. Additional periods of service on the Inter-American Defense Board is indicated by a gold star.