Canadian Armed Forces Service Pin
The Canadian Forces Service Pin is awarded to members of the Canadian Armed Forces who are in possession of the Canadian Forces Decoration at the time of their release from either the Regular Force or the Reserve Force. The pin provides a means by which former members can be identified and also serves to encourage Veterans to continue their observance of the Canadian Armed Forces military ethos.
There are three Canadian Armed Forces Service Pins:
- Bronze: 12 years of service
- Silver: 22 years of service
- Gold: 32 years of service
When a member transfers from the Regular Force to the Primary Reserve, or to the Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service, or to the Canadian Rangers, or to the IAW Reference C, the awarding of the Canadian Armed Forces Service Pin only takes place in cases where the member releases from the Canadian Forces, or the member transfers to the supplementary reserve, or to the Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service inactive list (UIC 9113). The same rule applies to a Reserve Force member on component transfer to the Regular Force, the Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service or the Canadian Rangers.