The Medal of Distinction is a decoration in the Colonial Fleet.
Apparently a prestigious decoration, it is awarded for, among other heroic reasons, long years of distinguished service in the Fleet. Admiral William Adama is awarded the Medal of Distinction some weeks after the Battle of New Caprica, as much for public morale as for having earned it (TRS: "Hero").
The medal is a version of the Colonial emblem on a red ribbon worn around the neck.
- The medal may be intended to be a counterpart to the Defense Distinguished Service Medal; an American military decoration which is presented for exceptionally distinguished performance of duty contributing to national security or defense of the United States.