No. S 257
Pingat Penghargaan (Tentera) —
(Commendation Medal — Military)
Rules 1981
It is hereby notified for general information that the President having been pleased to approve the institution of a medal to be styled the Pingat Penghargaan (Tentera) or “the Commendation Medal (Military)” hereby makes the following Rules:—
1.  These Rules may be cited as the Pingat Penghargaan (Tentera) — (Commendation Medal — Military) Rules, 1981, and shall come into operation on the 7th day of August, 1981.
2.  In these Rules, “member of the Singapore Armed Forces” means any person who is rendering —
(a)full-time service in the Singapore Armed Forces whether regular, mobilized or national service;
(b)voluntary service in the division of the Singapore Armed Forces known as the People’s Defence Force; or
(c)reserve service in the Singapore Armed Forces.
3.—(1)  The Medal may be awarded to any member of the Singapore Armed Forces who has clearly placed himself above his peers through commendable achievements in military command or staff work, or performed service over and above the call of duty.
(2)  There shall be three grades of the Medal and designated for the three Services as follows:—
(a)The Army/Navy/Air Force Commendation Medal (Gold) (Military);
(b)The Army/Navy/Air Force Commendation Medal (Silver) (Military); and
(c)The Army/Navy/Air Force Commendation Medal (Bronze) (Military).
4.—(1)  The Medal shall —
(a)be bronze-based, 40 millimetres in diameter and 4 millimetres in thickness;
(b)be plated in gold, silver or bronze as the case may be and surrounded by white gold-rimmed enamel scallops;
(c)on the reverse side, have the inscription “PINGAT PENGHARGAAN (TENTERA)” on it; and
(d)be of the design set out in the Schedule to these Rules.
(2)  The centre piece of the medallion with the tri-service crest centrally resting on it shall be in gold, silver or bronze, as the case may be.
5.  The name of the recipient and the date of the award shall be inscribed on the back of the Medal.
6.  Nominations for the award may be submitted to the Armed Forces Council which shall process them and make recommendations to the Cabinet for approval.
7.  The names of the persons to whom the Medal is awarded shall be published in the Gazette and a register of such names shall be kept in the office of the Minister of Defence.
8.—(1)  If a person to whom the Medal has been awarded under these Rules is convicted of a criminal offence or is dismissed or discharged from the Singapore Armed Forces for disciplinary reasons, the President may, on the advice of the Cabinet, order the forfeiture of the Medal.
(2)  An award so forfeited may be restored by the President at his discretion.
(3)  A notice of the forfeiture or the restoration thereof shall be published in the Gazette.
9.—(1)  Where a Medal has been lost or destroyed and it is desired to replace it, a statutory declaration by the person to whom the Medal belonged stating the circumstances under which the loss or destruction occurred, his rank, name and the unit to which he belongs shall be forwarded to the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Defence through the usual channel of correspondence in the case of a serving officer, and direct to the Permanent Secretary (Defence) in the case of a person who has retired.
(2)  If the explanation as to the loss or destruction of the Medal is considered satisfactory, the Medal shall be replaced on payment being made by the recipient to cover the cost thereof.
Made this 31st day of July 1981.
By Command,
Secretary to the Cabinet,
[Mindef 4-4/26-9-6; AG/SL/40/80]