Meritorious Service Medal (MSM)
This is the highest award that can be granted to Life, Ordinary, Associate or Affiliate Voting Members. It is normal practice that when consideration is being given to recommending a person for an MSM, that the normal progression for major awards has been followed and that the person has previously received a Life Membership.
Approval of the MSM is the responsibility of the Dominion Command Ritual and Awards Committee.
Criteria. Comrades who have the responsibility of recommending a fellow comrade for the MSM must ensure that the person being nominated is indeed worthy of consideration and that all of the accomplishments, including dates, are included in the application. The citation that accompanies the nomination must be based on the activities of the individual and these activities must exceed the standard that is expected of a member.