Coast & Geodetic Survey Meritorious Service Medal
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The Coast and Geodetic Survey Meritorious Service Medal was originally established by Executive Order on July 31, 1945, as a ribbon only award. The creation of a Medal was later authorized by the NOAA Corps Bulletin, but the wear of the Medal was not instituted until 1988 by the Merchant Marine Decorations and Medals Act. The Medal was awarded to Commissioned Officers, Officers, and crewmembers of the Coast and Geodetic Survey (C&GS) in recognition of significant achievement and meritorious service that contributes to the mission of the C&GS and was performed between September 8, 1939, and April 28, 1952.
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