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   Achievement Medal - Coast Guard
Service: Coast Guard
Instituted: 1968
Authorized: DOD 1348-33-M
Issuing Country: ( US ) - UNITED STATES
Achievement Medal - Coast Guard
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Devices
Description:
  1. Authorized by the Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, June 4, 1968.
  2. Awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States for service performed on or after April 1, 1967, while serving with U.S. Coast Guard units. Specifically, the award shall be given for professional and/or leadership achievement in a combat or noncombat situation based on sustained performance or specific achievement of a superlative nature.
  3. Coast Guard authorizes the letter “V” device.


Background:
  1. Authorized by the Secretary of the Treasury on January 29, 1964, as the Secretary of the Treasury Commendation for Achievement, this medal was re-designated the Secretary of Transportation Commendation Medal on March 13, 1967. It became the Coast Guard Achievement Medal on June 11, 1968. Awarded to all members of the Coast Guard, including reserves and members of other branches of the Armed Forces, when serving with Coast Guard units, for outstanding leadership, professional achievement and superior performance of duty in either peacetime or combat situations