|Swedish Armed Forces Service Medal for National Defense|
|Awarded by Swedish Armed Forces|
|Eligibility||Swedish soldiers, sailors, and non-commissioned officers|
|Awarded for||Length of service|
|Established||26 June 2015|
|Next (higher)||Swedish Armed Forces Reserve Officer Medal|
|Next (lower)||Swedish Armed Forces Medal for International Service|
The Swedish Armed Forces Service Medal for National Defense (Swedish language:Försvarsmaktens tjänstgöringsmedalj för rikets försvar ) (FMGSS) is a service medal awarded to soldiers, sailors, and non-commissioned officers of the Swedish Armed Forces. Established 26 June 2015 by Sverker Göranson Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces, this medal is part of efforts to retain military personnel. The Swedish Armed Forces Service Medal for National Defense falls into Category I: Other official medals of the armed forces order of wear.
The medal is awarded in four different classes depending on the length of service being recognized:
- Bronze (FMGSSBM) - 4 years of service
- Silver (FMGSSSM) - 6 years of service
- Gold (FMGSSGM) - 8 years of service
- Gold with Three Crowns clasp (FMGSSGMm3kr) - 12 years of service
The medal is made of bronze, it may also be finished in silvered or gilded bronze. It is 33 mm (1.3 in) in diameter or of the 8th size in the Swedish Berch's Scale for medals. The obverse shows the Coat of arms of the Swedish Armed Forces surrounded by a laurel wreath open at the top. Above is the text För rikets försvar (For national defense). The reverse of the medal is plain.
- ↑ Johansson, Jacob (15 December 2015). "För rikets försvar" (in Swedish). Swedish Armed Forces. http://www.forsvarsmakten.se/sv/aktuellt/2015/12/for-rikets-forsvar/. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
- ↑ Laestadius, Patrik, ed (2015) (in Swedish). Reglemente: uniformsbestämmelser 2015 : Unibest FM 2015. Stockholm: Swedish Armed Forces. pp. 603–605. LIBRIS 19513428. http://www.forsvarsmakten.se/siteassets/4-om-myndigheten/dokumentfiler/reglementen/unibest-fm-2015.pdf.
- ↑ "Försvarsmaktens medaljer" (in Swedish). Swedish Armed Forces. http://www.forsvarsmakten.se/sv/information-och-fakta/medaljer-och-utmarkelser/forsvarsmaktens-medaljer/. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
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