Head of State's Service Medal
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The Head of State’s Service Medal was instituted by the Legislative Assembly of Samoa by the Honours and Awards Act on August 25, 1999. It is associated with the Head of State's Service Order and is conferred upon citizens, or foreigners in the form of an Honorary Award, in recognition of long service to Samoa with good conduct. It is awarded for both Community Services and for Public Services.
The Head of State’s Service Medal for Community Services is awarded in recognition of valuable contributions made by the recipient to their village, district, or township, or for high achievement in any field of endeavour. The Head of State’s Service Medal for Public Service is awarded in recognition of meritorious or long service to the Government of Samoa.
The Medal has an annual contingent of 20 members. Recipients are entitled to the post-nominal letters HSSM.
It is accompanied with a certificate and a miniature version of the medal and ribbon.
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