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Medals of the CIA
DISTINGUISHED INTELLIGENCE CROSS
For a voluntary act or acts of extraordinary heroism involving the acceptance of existing dangers with conspicuous fortitude and exemplary courage.
DISTINGUISHED INTELLIGENCE MEDAL
For performance of outstanding services or for achievement of a distinctly exceptional nature in a duty or responsibility, the results of which constitute a major contribution to the mission of the Agency.
For a voluntary act or acts of courage performed under hazardous conditions or for outstanding achievements or services rendered with distinction under conditions of grave risk.
INTELLIGENCE MEDAL OF MERIT
For the performance of especially meritorious service or for an act or achievement conspicuously above normal duties which has contributed significantly to the mission of the Agency.
DISTINGUISHED CAREER INTELLIGENCE MEDAL
For an individual’s cumulative record of service reflecting a pattern of increasing levels of responsibility or increasingly strategic impact and with distinctly exceptional achievements that constitute a major contribution to the mission of the Agency.
CAREER INTELLIGENCE MEDAL
For a cumulative record of service which reflects exceptional achievements that substantially contributed to the mission of the Agency.
CAREER COMMENDATION MEDAL
Awarded for exemplary service significantly above normal duties that had an important contribution to the Agency’s mission.
INTELLIGENCE COMMENDATION MEDAL
For the performance of especially commendable service or for an act or achievement significantly above normal duties which results in an important contribution to the mission of the Agency.
EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE MEDAL
For injury or death resulting from service in an area of hazard.
HOSTILE ACTION SERVICE MEDAL
For direct exposure to a specific life-threatening incident in the foreign field or in the U.S. where the employee was in close proximity to death or injury, but survived and sustained no injuries. The incident must have occurred during work-related activities or events, which were targeted by armed forces or persons unfriendly to the U.S. Government.
AGENCY SEAL MEDAL
For non-Agency personnel, to include U.S. Government employees and private citizens, who have made significant contributions to the Agency’s intelligence efforts.
GOLD RETIREMENT MEDALLION
For a career of 35 years or more with the Agency.
SILVER RETIREMENT MEDALLION
For a career of 25 years or more with the Agency.
BRONZE RETIREMENT MEDALLION
For a career of at least 15, but less than 25 years with the Agency.