|Training Service Medal|
|Awarded by the Chief of the Joint General Staff, Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces|
|Eligibility||Officers, NCOs, and soldiers|
|Awarded for||Outstanding service while performing in a training assignment|
|Status||No longer awarded|
|Next (higher)||Technical Service Medal|
|Next (lower)||Civil Actions Medal|
First class ribbon
Second class ribbon
The Training Service Medal was a military decoration of South Vietnam. Established in 1964, the medal recognized outstanding service in an assignment at a military school or training center. It could also be awarded for overall significant contributions to the training of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Vietnam.
Criteria[edit | edit source]
The Training Service Medal is awarded to instructors and cadres assigned to military training centers and schools. Recipients must have shown outstanding professional ability, devotion to duty, and made significant contributions to the training of the South Vietnamese military. Individuals who served as instructors, but were not assigned to training centers or schools could also be awarded the medal. They must have completed a certain number of training hours as set by the training schools and centers. They were also required to display outstanding professional ability and devotion to duty. The medal could be awarded to organizations, government officials, civilians, as well as foreigners who, through direct or indirect effort, contributed to the training of South Vietnamese military personnel.
References[edit | edit source]
- HUY CHUONG AN THUONG TRONG QUAN-LU'C VlET-NAM CONG-HOA (Medals and Decorations of the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces). Government of the Republic of Vietnam. 1967. pp. 136, 212. http://www.scribd.com/doc/35485134/Medals-and-Decorations-of-the-Republic-of-Vietnam-Armed-Forces-South-Vietnam-1967. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
- Dong Van Khuyen (1980). The RVNAF, Indochina monographs. U.S. Army Center of Military History. http://books.google.com/books?id=3kBX4MWwMAwC&q=Vietnam+%22Training+Service+Medal%22&dq=Vietnam+%22Training+Service+Medal%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=FIAtVLeeO42pyATG8YC4Dg&ved=0CFwQ6AEwCQ.
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