Nato Meritorious Medal
(Navo-medaille voor Verdienste)
First date issued 2003
Amount issued

?

Value category Common
Ribbon

The NATO Meritorious Service Medal was first awarded in 2003 to commend NATO staff whose personal initiative and dedication went beyond their duty to make a difference both to their colleagues, and to NATO as an organisation. When assessing nominations for the award, there are several criteria taken into consideration: the performance of acts of courage in difficult or dangerous circumstances; showing exceptional leadership or personal example; making an outstanding individual contribution to a NATO sponsored programme or activity; or enduring particular hardship or deprivation in the interest of NATO.

The medal has, unlike other Nato medals, a silver patina. This gives the medal, unfortunately, a rather sheap impression On the ribbon a silver-colored clasp with two Nato-stars guarding the word "Meritious" in between.


Nato operations (EN)