Soldier’s Medal Law and Legal Definition

Soldier’s Medal is a U.S. military decoration awarded for heroism not involving actual conflict with an armed enemy. The soldier's medal may be awarded to any person serving with the U.S. Army.

Following is a federal statute that defines the term Soldier’s Medal:

According to 10 USCS § 3750(a), the President may award a decoration called the “Soldier's Medal”, of appropriate design with accompanying ribbon, to any person serving in any capacity with the Army, distinguishes himself/herself by heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy.

Generally, not more than one Soldier's Medal is awarded to a person. However, for each succeeding act that would otherwise justify the award of such a medal, the President may award a suitable bar or other device to be worn as s/he directs.