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OHIO CROSS - The Ohio Cross may be awarded to any member of the state military forces who distinguishes himself/herself by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his/her life. The deed performed must have been by voluntary act and of personal bravery or self sacrifice, so conspicuous as to clearly distinguish the individual for gallantry and intrepidity above his/her comrades and must have involved risk of life.
OHIO DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL - The Ohio National Guard Distinguished Service Medal may be awarded to any member of the state military forces who distinguishes himself/herself by exceptionally meritorious service to the state or to the United States, or to any person, including civilians, who, by unselfish and untiring activities in connection with the Ohio military forces or the national defense establishment renders a distinct service in furthering the interests of and in promoting the security and welfare of the state of Ohio. When awarded to someone who distinguishes himself/herself by bravery or outstanding courage involving personal hazard or danger and the voluntary risk of life, a bronze "V" will be awarded as a part of the decoration to indicate valor.
OHIO COMMENDATION MEDAL - The Ohio Commendation may be presented to each person who, while a member of the state military forces, distinguishes himself/herself while serving in any military capacity by meritorious achievement. The performance must be such as to merit recognition for service which was clearly outstanding.
OHIO SPECIAL SERVICE MEDAL - Awarded to any member of the state military forces who, while under orders, participated in active military service of the state in upholding the law and preserving order, protecting lives and property, in the aid and relief of civilians in disasters, and similar service duly ordered by the Governor. (Replaces the Ohio Military Reserve Aid to Civil Authority Award)
MEDAL OF VALOR - The Medal of Valor may be presented to any member who distinguishes himself by courageous conduct at the risk of his life, above and beyond the call of duty, while in the service of the State.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL - The Distinguished Service Medal may be presented to any member who distinguishes himself by exceptional meritorious service to the State in a duty of great responsibility thereby furthering the interest of and promoting the security and welfare of the State.
MEDAL OF MERIT - The Medal of Merit may be presented to any member any person who, by unselfish and untiring activities in connection with the Ohio Military Reserve, has rendered a distinct service in furthering the interest of and in promoting the security and welfare of the State.
PURPLE CROSS MEDAL - The Purple Cross Medal may be awarded to any person who, during an authorized Aid to Civil Authorities mission, suffers physical injury, the magnitude of which requires professional medical attention of two occasions (i.e., treatment and follow-up treatment or inspection) in the course of their duties and as a result of their duties which are directly in fulfillment of the mission.
LIFESAVING MEDAL - The Lifesaving Medal may be awarded to any member of the OHMR who directly renders active assistance to another individual at any time in the form of rescue, first aid, CPR, or other aid, without which the victim would have most likely died or have suffered grievous bodily harm.
COMMENDATION AWARD - The Commendation Award may be awarded to any commissioned officer, warrant officer or non-commissioned officer who has distinguished himself by meritorious achievement or service which, while lesser than that required for the award Medal of Merit, must nevertheless have been of service to the OHMR and accomplished with distinction.
ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - The Achievement Award may be awarded to individuals who have distinguished themselves by meritorious achievement or service, which while lesser than that required for the Commendation Award, must nevertheless have been of service to the OHMR and accomplished with distinction that reflects the qualities and values of the OHMR.
SEARCH AND RESCUE AWARD - The Search and Rescue Award may be presented to any member of the OHMR who participates in an actual emergency search and rescue mission as a member of the OHMR, either under training duty orders or state active duty orders.
COMMUNITY SERVICE - The Community Service Award may be presented to any member who has made significant contributions to the quality of life in a community, either over a period of time or in some single substantial manner, through their personal involvement, dedication and effort.
AID TO CIVIL AUTHORITY AWARD - The Aid to Civil Authority Award may be presented to any member of the OHMR who participates in an Aid to Civil Authorities (ACA) mission at the direction of Governor. As of 1 NOV 2014, this award has been retired as it is now a duplication of the Ohio Special Service Ribbon. Soldiers who have earned the Aid To Civil Authority ribbon may continue to wear it. All soldiers of the OHMR are entitled to earn the Ohio Special Service ribbon. Although the requirements are the same, neither may be considered as a second award to the other.
GOOD CONDUCT AWARD - This may be presented to any enlisted person who has demonstrated fidelity through faithful and exact performance of duty, efficiency through capacity to produce desired results, and whose behavior has been such as to deserve emulation.
LONGEVITY SERVICE AWARD - This may be awarded to any officer for honorable and satisfactory in the OHMR for a continuous period of three (3) years.
SOLDIER OF THE YEAR AWARD - The Soldier of the Year Award will be presented annually to a single enlisted or noncommissioned officer member of the OHMR. The individual will be selected from candidates recommended by the Command Sergeant Major of each brigade and Corps HHD.
HONOR GRADUATE AWARD - The Honor Graduate Award may be presented to not more than one person in a graduating class of BELT, PLDC, 31B10, BNCOC, ANCOC and BOC.
OFFICER TRAINING GRADUATE AWARD - The Officer Training Graduate Award may be awarded to any member of the OHMR who, while a member of the OHMR, has successfully completed an officer professional development course.
NCO TRAINING GRADUATE AWARD - The NCO Training Graduate Award may be awarded to any member of the OHMR who, while a member of the OHMR, has successfully completed an NCO professional development course.
BASIC ENTRY LEVEL TRAINING AWARD - The Basic Entry Level Training Completion Award may be presented to any member of the OHMR upon satisfactory completion of the OHMR basic entry level training requirements.
PHYSICAL FITNESS AWARD - The Physical Fitness Award may be presented to any member of the OHMR who: (1) maintains a height/weight level of 10% less or lower than the maximum allowable level for their age group, (2) maintains a hip/waist ratio of .95 for males and .80 for females, or less (3) scores 220 or higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) during the year.
FEDERAL SERVICE SCHOOL AWARD - The Federal Service School Award may be awarded to any member for the successful completion of any course accomplished as a resident student of at least four (4) days and any U.S. Armed Forces or National Guard Service School, the contents of which will aid the training or full mobilization mission of the OHMR in general, including aid to civil authorities.
MILITARY INDOCTRINATION AWARD - The Military Indoctrination Award may be awarded to any member who successfully completes any military indoctrination course including entry level courses appropriate for the individual's grade, branch and primary or secondary MOS.
EMERGENCY SERVICE TRAINING AWARD - The Emergency Service Training Award may be awarded to any member who has satisfactorily completed any course dealing with military or civilian emergencies by correspondence or as a resident student in a U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard, Ohio Military Reserve Service School or civilian school program.
VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD - The Volunteer Service Award may be awarded to any member who has completed a minimum of 100 hours of volunteer service to the OHMR during his anniversary year, exclusive of attendance at drills, staff meetings, ceremonies, and parades.
MILITARY READINESS AWARD - The Military Readiness may be awarded to any member for 100% attendance at all assigned unit drills, plus annual training, within the anniversary year.
RECRUITING ACHIEVEMANT AWARD - The Recruiting Achievement Award may be awarded to any member who recruits five (5) new enlistees or officers within any twelve (12) month period.
MILITARY PROFICIENCY AWARD - The Military Proficiency Award may be awarded to any member who has attained a military rating of excellent or superior in the performance of his duties as well as displaying a high level of proficiency.
STATE GUARD ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITES STATES MEMBER RIBBON - The non-profit organization advocating for the advancement and support of regulated state military forces, as established by state governments under the authority of 32 USC 109. The SGAUS encourages the establishment and advancement of regulated state forces through lobbying and affiliation with independent state associations. The SGAUS offers various certification programs for its members.
STATE GUARD ASSOCIATION OF OHIO MEMBER RIBBON - The non-profit organization established to respresent the interests of the individual solidiers of the OHMR before the senior OHMR leadership and members of the State Government.

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