Medal of Guarding the Frontiers
|Medal of Guarding the Frontiers|
All three medals, the Golden Medal being the highest grade
|Awarded by Central Military Commission|
|Type||3-rank military medal|
|Awarded for||Long service in Remote/Border and Hardship Areas (RBH Areas)|
|Established||August 1st, 2011|
|Next (higher)||Medal of National Defense Service|
|Next (lower)||Medal of Devotion for National Defense|
The Medal of Guarding the Frontiers (Chinese: 卫国戍边纪念章) is a military decoration awarded by the Central Military Commission of China, first amended on May 4, 2010, then established on August 1, 2011. It is divided into three grades.
The medal is awarded to military officers, civilian cadres and soldiers who serving in remote/border and hardship areas (RBH Areas). Among them:
- A person who served 2 to 4 years in level-3 RBH areas, or 3 to 6 years in level-4 RBH areas, or 4 to 8 years in level-5 RBH areas, or 5 to 10 years in level-5 RBH areas is awarded with a bronze medal,
- A person who served more than 2 times the service length in the corresponding area is awarded with a silver medal,
- A person who served more than 3 times the service length in the corresponding area is awarded with a gold medal.