Dominican Campaign Medal

Dominican Campaign Medal
Awarded by United States military
Type campaign medal
Awarded for Service in the Dominican Republic
Campaign Santo Domingo Campaign of 1916
Established December 29, 1921
First awarded May 5, 1916
Last awarded December 4, 1916

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The Dominican Campaign Medal is a military decoration of the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps which was created on December 29, 1921. To be awarded the Dominican Campaign Medal, a servicemember must have performed active military duty in the Dominican Republic between the dates of May 5 and December 4, 1916.[1]

The medal commemorates the 1916 United States invasion of the Dominican Republic. The medal was designed by Adolph Alexander Weinman, and the design approved by the United States Commission of Fine Arts in November 1923.[2] It was the first Navy and Marine Corps medal whose reverse face contained the inscription "For Service" on a straight line. (All previous reverse faces of Navy and Marine Corps medals had placed the inscription on a curve.)[3]


  1. Grosvenor, Gilber Hovey. Insignia and Decorations of the U.S. Armed Forces. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1945, p. 57.
  2. "Sketches of Lamp Post Given Art Commission." Washington Post. November 16, 1923.
  3. Emering, Edward J. U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Campaign and Commemorative Medals. Atglen, Pa.: Schiffer Publishing, 1998, p. 4.
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