Dave Davis, Criminal Justice Instructor at Central Lakes College was recently awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. The Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) is a military award presented to members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguished themselves by outstanding meritorious achievement or service to the United States. The award was presented to Davis by Col. Scott St. Sauver, Camp Ripley Post Commander.
It is rare for an individual to receive the Meritorious Service Medal with Davis's rank of Staff Sergent (E-6). The medal is typically given to senior non commissioned officers (E-7 to E-9), as exceptionally meritorious service at that level of responsibility is usually required for award of the medal.