Army Distinguished Service Medal
|The Distinguished Service Medal
(DSM) is a military award of the United States Army that is
presented to any person who, while serving in any capacity with
the United States military, has distinguished himself or herself
by exceptionally meritorious service to the Government in a duty
of great responsibility. The performance must be such as to
merit recognition for service that is clearly exceptional.
Exceptional performance of normal duty will not alone justify an
award of this decoration.