AMS Service Medals

SAR District Meritorious Service Medal
Summary: Authorized in 1980, the District Meritorious Service Medal is awarded by the incumbent Vice Presidents General to select Compatriots in recognition of their long, faithful and meritorious service to the Atlantic Middle States Association. The medal is silver in color and suspended from a ribbon of blue, gold and white; a silver-colored bar with the inscription “Meritorious Service” is mounted on the ribbon. The medal’s obverse bears a relief of Thomas Jefferson and the reverse bears a pair of laurel branches with space to insert the recipient’s name and the date of presentation. It is available in miniature and comes with a certificate, which should be engrossed and presented with the medal. The medal is available in both large and miniature versions.

Subsequent Presentation: A Compatriot may receive this medal only once from a District; subsequent presentations are NOT authorized. Oak leaf clusters may be worn on the medal ribbon to signify the award of the medal by another conferring authority.

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Recipients of the District Meritorious Service Medal (partial list)

1998
Ralph D. Nelson, Jr. (DESSAR)

2005
Stephen A. Leishman (DESSAR)

2006
Lyman R. Brenner (DESSAR)
R. Duane Tackitt (MDSSAR)

2008
John D. Sinks (DCSSAR)

2010
Lanny Patten (PASSAR)

2011

2012
Troy L. Foxwell (DESSAR)
Davis Lee Wright (DESSAR)

2013
Robert Warren (DCSSAR)

2014
C. Louis Raborg (MDSSAR)

2015
Warren C. Fristensky (NJSSAR)


District Roger Sherman Medal
Summary:  Authorized in 2013, the District Roger Sherman Medal may be awarded by the incumbent Vice Presidents General to a compatriot in recognition of, and in appreciation for, outstanding services rendered to a District. The medal is presented to a compatriot for significant service which lacks the requirements for the Meritorious Service Medal. This Medal is named after Roger Sherman (1721-1793), who was a founding father, and the only person to sign all four Congressional papers of the United States: the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution.  The medal is antique silver in color and bears on the obverse a portrait of Roger Sherman, with the inscription “Roger Sherman Medal.” The reverse of the medal is inscribed “In Appreciation for Service to the SAR.” It is suspended from a chest ribbon of blue, white and red.

Subsequent Presentation: Oak leaf clusters are authorized. To be awarded an oak leaf cluster, a Compatriot would have to provide subsequent service to the Association satisfying the above requirements.

 Roger Sherman Medal

Recipients of the District Roger Sherman Medal

2013
Troy L. Foxwell (DESSAR)
R. Duane Tackitt (MDSSAR)

2014
None Presented


Gold AMSA Service Medal
Summary: Authorized in 2013, the Gold AMSA Medal is awarded to members of the Atlantic Middle States Association in recognition of outstanding and dedicated service and leadership to the Atlantic Middle States Association. The obverse of each medal bears a depiction of a militia soldier of the American Revolution flanked on the left by the outlines of Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware, and on the right by the outlines of Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia and the District of Columbia. The inscription “Atlantic Middle States Association” appears at the top above six stars, representing the six states from the region that fought for independence. The medal is suspended from a chest ribbon of blue, buff and red, representing the colors of the Continental army’s uniform coat (blue) and facings (buff for New York and New Jersey, red for Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia). The medal is available in both large and miniature versions. Only four medals may be presented each year. The Gold AMSA Service Medal ranks below all NSSAR Medals, but above all other District or State Society Medals.

Criteria: The Gold AMSA medal may be presented to the following three types of individuals:

  1. A Vice President General (of either district) provided that he: (a) Attends and provides leadership to the AMS Conference held during his term of office; (b) Attends all National Society meetings during his term of office (including the Congresses commencing and completing his term) to report on his respective district; and (c) attends at least one meeting or event in each state society of his respective district during the year;
  2. AMSA Conference Chairman and/or Vice Chairman (up to two authorized per year) (see Note); and
  3. Other individuals or District officers (as such may be established) who have provided at least three years’ service to the District (see Note).

Note: For individuals in category 2 or 3, the presiding Vice President General may upgrade the award and present the District Meritorious Service Medal or the District Roger Sherman Medal if such service warranted the presentation.

Subsequent Presentation: Oak leaf clusters are authorized. To be awarded an oak leaf cluster, a Compatriot would have to provide subsequent service to the Association satisfying the above requirements; provided, however, that the VPG (North Atlantic) may only receive the medal once for service as a Vice President General if elected to two consecutive one-year terms.

Retroactive Award Rules: A former Vice President General of either district or any individual who served at least three years as Secretary, Webmaster, Parliamentarian or Color Guard Commander for the Association may petition the incumbent Vice Presidents General for presentation of the Gold Medal, unless he already received recognition for his service. The look-back period for any presentation described in this paragraph is 2010. The medal is not presented posthumously.

 

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Recipients of the Gold AMSA Service Medal

2014
Troy L. Foxwell (DESSAR)
Peter K Goebel (ESSSAR)
Scott Schewmaker (DCSSAR)
Davis Lee Wright (DESSAR)