Armed Forces Reserve Medal

The Armed Forces Reserve Medal was created to replace the long service and good conduct medals awarded to the different branches of the Armed Forces of the United States. It is awarded to any service member of the Reserve Components of the United States Armed Forces who completes or has completed a total of ten year's honorable and satisfactory military service in one or more Reserve components of the United States Armed Forces. The obverse is the same for all services and there are six different reverse designs showing the emblem for each service.

This decoration was authorized in September 1950 and amended in March 1953.


The reverse images are left to right:
Top
Army Reserve, National Guard, Air Force Reserve.
Bottom
Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve.