Commendation for Distinguished Service
Full size medal - Unmounted with 15cm ribbon as required for swing mounting.
Miniature size medal - Unmounted with 10cm ribbon as required for swing mounting.
The Commendation for Distinguished Service was introduced in 1991 and is awarded for distinguished performance of duties in warlike operations.
The insignia is nickel-silver with a Federation Star superimposed on a row of flames.
The insignia is mounted on a plain ochre-red ribbon. A miniature insignia is worn on the ribbon bar.