Joint Duty Service Device
A gold color medal 5/8 inches (1.59 cm) in diameter overall consisting of a heraldic rose bearing a purple disk charged with a compass rose or a starburst of eight points, all encircled except for the top by a gold wreath.
The heraldic rose, symbol of secrecy and confidence, refers to “sub rosa” which is Latin for “under the rose.” It has been a traditional symbol to describe something to be kept secret and not repeated anywhere. The compass rose at the center on a disc or globe represents the world-wide mission of the organization. The purple is associated with Joint duty service. The laurel wreath is emblematic of excellence and high ideals.