Distinguished Service Star
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Distinguished Service Star
Distinguished Service Star
The AFP Distinguished Service Star.jpg
Ribbon bar of the award
Awarded by  Philippines
EligibilityOfficers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines
Awarded forExceptional service in a position of responsibility[1]
StatusCurrently awarded
MottoFor Merit
First awarded1937
Next (higher)Distinguished Conduct Star
Next (lower)Gawad Sa Kapayapaan
PHL Distinguished Service Star BAR.png
Ribbon Bar of the Distinguished Service Star.

The Distinguished Service Star[2] is the third highest military award of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.[3] It is awarded for eminently meritorious and valuable service rendered while holding a position of great responsibility.[4]

Description of the award

The medal is worn around the neck, suspended from a ribbon of dark blue, with a red vertical stripe in the center. The medal, as the name would indicate, is in the form of a five pointed star. The star contains a central disc displaying the Coat of arms of the Philippines. Surmounting the seal in an arc is a golden scroll engraved worth "Merit". The star is attached to its ribbon by a wreath of twenty-six dark green leaves and ten white buds. On the reverse of the medal is engraved "For Distinguished Service."[5]



  1. ^ Megan C. Robertson. "The Philippines: Distinguished Service Star". Medals of the World. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ The AFP Adjutant General, AFP Awards and Decorations Handbook, 1997, OTAG, p. 15-16.
  3. ^ Office of the Adjutant General, Armed Forces of the Philippines. "Decorations". Archived from the original on 19 April 2008. Retrieved 2011.
  4. ^ Presidential Security Group. "Awards and Decorations". Archived from the original on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  5. ^ Philippine Air Force. "Awards and Decorations". Archived from the original on 3 April 2011. Retrieved 2011.


  • The AFP Adjutant General, AFP Awards and Decorations Handbook, 1995, 1997, OTAG.

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