California Military and Veterans Code Section 643.1
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643.1. A Commendation Medal may be presented to each person who,
while an officer, warrant officer, or enlisted member of the National
Guard, State Military Reserve, or Naval Militia distinguishes
himself or herself while serving in any capacity with the National
Guard, State Military Reserve, or Naval Militia by meritorious
achievement or meritorious service. The meritorious achievement or
meritorious service is less exceptional than that required for the
Medal of Merit but shall be accomplished with distinction.
The Commendation Medal may also be awarded to civilians and
members of other military services who distinguish themselves as
indicated in this section.
Last modified: February 22, 2013