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Navy Cmdr. Gregory Smith '87 Awarded Meritorious Service Medal

Story posted May 21, 2009

Navy Cmdr. Gregory J. Smith '87 has been decorated with the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

The medal is awarded to individuals for non-combat meritorious achievement or service that is incontestably exceptional and of a magnitude that clearly places them above their peers.

Smith received the medal for his service as a deputy staff judge advocate for U.S. Pacific Command from April 2007 to February 2009.

He now serves with the Multi-National Force Iraq Staff Judge Advocate's office.

Recipients are assigned to or have served with numerous joint activities in the Department of Defense, joint chiefs of staff, joint, specified and allied commands, military agencies, and other joint activities as designated by the secretary of defense.

Smith, of Ipswich, Mass., has been in the military for 16 years.

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