Training Service Medal

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Training Service Medal
Vietnam Training Service Medal.png
Training Service Medal (First class badge on the left & second class on the right)
Awarded by  South Vietnam
Type Two-class award
Eligibility Officers, NCOs, and soldiers
Awarded for Outstanding service while performing in a training assignment
Status No longer awarded
Statistics
First awarded 1964
Last awarded 1974
Precedence
Next (higher) Technical Service Medal[1]
Next (lower) Civil Actions Medal[1]
Vietnam Training Service Medal ribbon-First Class.svg
First class ribbon
Vietnam Training Service Medal ribbon-Second Class.svg
Second class ribbon

The Training Service Medal (Vietnamese: Huấn-Vụ Bội-Tinh) 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 Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces.[2]

Criteria

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.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c 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. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Dong Van Khuyen (1980). The RVNAF, Indochina monographs. U.S. Army Center of Military History. 
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