Award Winners Meritorious Service Medal Winners List

Reference
15.9k views 17 items

List of Meritorious Service Medal winners from every year the award has been given out. All Meritorious Service Medal winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Meritorious Service Medal award are listed along with photos for every Meritorious Service Medal winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Meritorious Service Medal award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Meritorious Service Medal are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Meritorious Service Medal winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Meritorious Service Medal winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one.

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. 

1
Barbara E. McGann is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Meritorious Service Medal Winners List
Barbara E. McGann Barbara E. McGann is a retired Rear Admiral.

2
Carol C. Elliot is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Meritorious Service Medal Winners List
Carol C. Elliot Carol C. Elliot is a retired Army Officer.

3
Gary Gordon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Meritorious Service Medal Winners List
Gary Gordon 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 ...more

4
George Patton IV is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Meritorious Service Medal Winners List
George Patton IV 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.

5
Grace Hopper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Meritorious Service Medal Winners List
Grace Hopper 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 ...more

6
James N. Rowe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Meritorious Service Medal Winners List
James N. Rowe 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 ...more

7
Joan Marie Engel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Meritorious Service Medal Winners List
Joan Marie Engel 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 ...more

8
John McCain is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Meritorious Service Medal Winners List
John McCain John Sidney McCain III was an American politician and naval officer who served as a United States Senator from Arizona from 1987 until his death. He previously served two terms in the United ...more

9
John Shalikashvili is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Meritorious Service Medal Winners List
John Shalikashvili John Malchase David Shalikashvili was a Polish-born United States Army general who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Supreme Allied Commander from 1993 to 1997. He was born in ...more

10
Jonas Salk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Meritorious Service Medal Winners List
Jonas Salk Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed the first successful inactivated polio vaccine. Born in New York City, he attended New York ...more

11
Joseph Kittinger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Meritorious Service Medal Winners List
Joseph Kittinger Joseph William Kittinger II is a retired Colonel in the United States Air Force and a USAF Command Pilot. Following his initial operational assignment in fighter aircraft, he participated in ...more

12
Kathleen Paige is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Meritorious Service Medal Winners List
Kathleen Paige Rear Admiral Kathleen K. Paige was the Program Director, Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense, the sea-based element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System under development by the Missile Defense ...more

13
Linda J. Stierle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Meritorious Service Medal Winners List
Linda J. Stierle Linda J. Stierle is a Nurse and a retired  Brigadier General.

14
Lloyd Rowland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Meritorious Service Medal Winners List
Lloyd Rowland Lloyd Rowland is the Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. As Deputy Director he assists the Director in formulating policy and managing agency activities in order to ...more

15
Pat Tillman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Meritorious Service Medal Winners List
Pat Tillman Patrick Daniel "Pat" Tillman was an American football player who left his professional career and enlisted in the United States Army in June 2002 in the aftermath of the September 11 ...more

16
Ronald F. Marryott is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Meritorious Service Medal Winners List
Ronald F. Marryott Rear Admiral Ronald F. Marryott was the Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy from 1986 to 1988. He served as president and CEO of the George C. Marshall Foundation, and president ...more

17
William T. Lord is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Meritorious Service Medal Winners List
William T. Lord William T. Lord was the Chief of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Prior to his retirement, General ...more