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Efficiency Decoration
Efficiency Decoration (NZ) ribbon.png
Ribbon bar of the decoration
Awarded by  New Zealand
Eligibility Officers of the New Zealand Territorial Force
Awarded for 12 years continuous and efficient service
Status Currently awarded
Post-nominals ED
Established 1930
Order of Wear
Next (higher) New Zealand Customs Service Medal
Next (lower) Efficiency Medal

The Efficiency Decoration is a medal awarded to New Zealand military officers. This medal is awarded to officers who have both served for twelve years continuously and been models of efficiency in that time. First awarded in 1931, it was a replacement for the Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers Decoration, which itself was only 29 years old in 1931, being first awarded in 1902. Recipients of this medal are also given the designation of 'ED' to use after their name.

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