Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal
The Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal recognises long and efficient service by officers and instructors in the Australian Cadet Forces. It is awarded for 15 years service.
The Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal was created in 1999 and is the successor to the British Cadet Forces Medal, which ceased to be issued in Australia in 1974.
The Australian medal was formally established on 15 December 1999 by Letters Patent.
How it is awarded
The Governor-General awards the Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal or a clasp on the recommendation of the Chief of the Defence Force or his/her delegate.
Clasps may be issued for each subsequent 5 years diligent service.
The Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal does not carry a post-nominal entitlement.
The Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal features the Cadet Forces emblem, which is encircled by the words 'Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal'.
The medal is nickel-silver and is ensigned with the Crown of Saint Edward.
A Federation Star is displayed on the back of the medal.
The 32 millimetre-wide ribbon features vertical stripes of the traditional long service medal colours, gold and azure-blue. This central panel is flanked by stripes of blue, red and navy, which represent links with the Royal Australian Air Force, the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Navy.