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Conspicuous Service Medal

The Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM) is a prestigious award that acknowledges outstanding commitment and performance in the Australian Defence Force. Made of high-quality silver, it represents commendable service and unwavering professionalism. Read more..

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SKU:BN1586

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SKU:
BN1586

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Brand Group 1, Brand Group 2, Product Group 2, Product Group 3, Organisation,

Specifications

Brand Group 1:
Brands
Brand Group 2:
Medals of Australia
Product Group 2:
Medals
Product Group 3:
Replica Medals
Organisation:
Honours & Awards

Description

The Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM) is an honour bestowed upon members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) who have demonstrated a high degree of dedication and exceptional service performance. The CSM is awarded to those whose service in a particular job or task has been exemplary, showcasing a high level of professionalism and commitment that stands as a commendable example to their peers.

Eligibility

The CSM is open to any member of the ADF who has rendered meritorious achievement or devotion to duty in non-warlike operations. It recognizes service that is commendable due to its complexity, difficulty, or level of responsibility. The candidates for this medal are those whose conduct has significantly benefited the ADF's operations, efficiency, or reputation.

Design

Crafted from nickel-silver, the medal features a central design of the Southern Cross surrounded by a laurel wreath. The reverse features a design of fluted rays, overlayed with a panel, traditionally engraved with the recipient's details.

Ribbon 

The accompanying ribbon features alternating diagonal stripes of sandy gold and bush green.

The CSM is a respected decoration within the Australian honours system, conveying national gratitude for the exceptional service rendered by the individuals in the ADF. It is conferred by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Minister for Defence. The Conspicuous Service Medal underscores the importance of dedication and professional service within the ADF and serves as inspiration for all personnel to aspire to the highest standards of performance and conduct.

Unmounted Medals

If you order your medal unmounted, the medal and ribbon will be supplied as separate components. Miniature medals will be supplied with 15cm of ribbon and full size medals will be supplied with 30cm of ribbon.

Conspicuous Service Medal Full Size Court Mounted

The court mounting of medals involves securing medals to a stiff backing board, along with the placement of a brooch fitting on the board. This ensures that the medals remain firmly in place and do not shift or move about while being worn.

It is mandatory for active members of the Australian Defence Force to have their medals court mounted, as it is considered the appropriate method of presenting military honours in a professional and respectful manner. By doing so, the medals are given proper recognition and are displayed in a neat and organized fashion.

Conspicuous Service Medal Full Size Swing Mounted

The swing mounting of medals refers to the attachment of a medal to a ribbon that is allowed to hang freely from a brooch, which in turn is affixed to a uniform or clothing. This mounting style was commonly used for medals from the Boer War up to and including World War II, although there are no fixed guidelines or regulations regarding its use.

Conspicuous Service Medal Miniature Court Mounted

Miniature Court Mounted medals are mounted using the same method as Full size medals, yet they are typically worn to ceremonies were wearing full size medals would be impractical. These medals are commonly worn to all ceremonies that take place after 6 pm such as dinners.

Conspicuous Service Medal Miniature Swing Mounted

Miniature Swing Mounted medals are mounted using the same method as Full size medals, yet they are typically worn to ceremonies were wearing full size medals would be impractical. These medals are commonly worn to all ceremonies that take place after 6 pm such as dinners.

Conspicuous Service Medal Ribbon Bar

A ribbon bar is a small, rectangular display of ribbons worn on military uniforms to represent various honours and awards earned by the wearer. These ribbons are arranged in a specific order and are attached to a backing, which is then attached to the uniform. Ribbon bars are a compact and convenient way for military personnel to display their achievements and are often used in situations where a full-sized medal or award would be impractical.