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Medals of the CIA

DISTINGUISHED INTELLIGENCE CROSS

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

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.

 

INTELLIGENCE STAR

Intelligence Star

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

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

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

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

Career Commendation Medal

Awarded for exemplary service significantly above normal duties that had an important contribution to the Agency’s mission.

 

INTELLIGENCE COMMENDATION MEDAL

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

Exceptional Service Medal

For injury or death resulting from service in an area of hazard.

 

HOSTILE ACTION SERVICE MEDAL

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

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

Gold Retirement Medallion

For a career of 35 years or more with the Agency.

 

SILVER RETIREMENT MEDALLION

Silver Retirement Medallion

For a career of 25 years or more with the Agency.

 

BRONZE RETIREMENT MEDALLION

Bronze Retirement Medallion

For a career of at least 15, but less than 25 years with the Agency.

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