A. The NYS-MSM is equivalent to a U.S. Meritorious Service Medal. Awarded for achievement or service over a period of time which has been of significant importance to the command, brigade or the NYG as a whole. The service shall be of a character clearly beyond that normally expected for a sustained period.
B. Bronze oak leaf clusters b-oak will be awarded in lieu of additional medals. A silver oak leaf cluster s-oak will be awarded in lieu of five bronze.