This list includes the most memorable and well-known Meritorious Service Medal winners of all time. Anybody who won the Meritorious Service Medal usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Meritorious Service Medal-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Meritorious Service Medal, so most of the famous Meritorious Service Medal winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorite MSM winners.
This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Meritorious Service Medal?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. Use this fact-based list to make one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion. List items include John McCain, William T. Lord and many additional items as well.
Barbara E. McGann is a retired Rear Admiral. ...moresee more on Barbara E. McGann
Gary Ivan Gordon was a Master Sergeant in the United States Army and a recipient of the Medal of Honor. At the time of his death, he was a non-commissioned officer in the United States Army's premier special operations unit, the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta, or "Delta ...moresee more on Gary Gordon
George Smith Patton, IV was a major general in the United States Army and the son of World War II general, George S. Patton, Jr.. He served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. ...moresee more on George Patton IV
Grace Murray Hopper was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. She was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer in 1944, and invented the first compiler for a computer programming language, and the one of those who popularized the idea of ...more
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James Nicholas "Nick" Rowe was a United States Army officer and one of only 34 American prisoners of war to escape captivity during the Vietnam War. Colonel Rowe was credited with developing the rigorous Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape training program taught to high-risk military personnel ...moresee more on James N. Rowe
Rear Admiral Joan Marie Engel held the position as the 18th Director of the Navy Nurse Corps from September 1994 to August 1998. She concurrently served as deputy commander for personnel management in the Health Sciences, Education and Training Command, and later as assistant chief for Education, ...moresee more on Joan Marie Engel
John Sidney McCain III is the senior United States Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican presidential nominee in the 2008 United States presidential election. McCain followed his father and grandfather, both four-star admirals, into the United States Navy, graduating from the U.S. Naval ...more
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