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Swedish Armed Forces Service Medal for National Defense
Awarded by Swedish Armed Forces
Country Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Type Service medal
Eligibility Swedish soldiers, sailors, and non-commissioned officers
Awarded for Length of service
Status Currently awarded
Statistics
Established 26 June 2015
Precedence
Next (higher) Swedish Armed Forces Reserve Officer Medal
Next (lower) Swedish Armed Forces Medal for International Service
SWE Armed Forces Medal for National Defense
Ribbon bar

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.[1] The Swedish Armed Forces Service Medal for National Defense falls into Category I: Other official medals of the armed forces order of wear.[2]

ClassesEdit

The medal is awarded in four different classes depending on the length of service being recognized:[3]

  • 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

AppearanceEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

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