Medal of Guarding the Frontiers

Medal of Guarding the Frontiers
卫国戍边纪念章
All three medals, the Golden Medal being the highest grade
Awarded by Central Military Commission
Type 3-rank military medal
Eligibility Military Workers
Awarded for Long service in Remote/Border and Hardship Areas (RBH Areas)
Status Active
Statistics
Established August 1st, 2011
Precedence
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.[1][2] It is divided into three grades.

Criteria

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.[3]

References

  1. 解放军启用新式勋章 Archived 2013-05-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. "中国人民解放军纪律条令". 中国军网. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
  3. 赵风云. "加强和改进军队奖励工作的重要举措". 解放军报. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
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