Circular bronze medal with claw and ribbon bar suspension; the face with the standing figure of a Kern (Ancient Celtic foot soldier) face-on, a spear pointing forward and upward in his right hand, a shield in his left, circumscribed on two ribbons ‘FAIRE BIOGDAC TUS NA SAOIRSE’ (Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Freedom); the reverse circumscribed ‘An bonn Seirbhíse’ (Service Medal) and ‘F.C.A.’ (An Forsa Cosanta Aituil) and ‘S.M.’ (An Slua Muiri), the figure ‘7’ between the two sets of initials; on original ribbon mounted for wear with ‘Seirbhís’ top bar; with ribbon bar mounted for wear; in pasteboard case of issue
The medal was instituted on 13 June 1961 to be awarded for seven years continuous good service in the Reserve Forces of the Army and Air Force (F.C.A.) or the Naval Reserve (S.M.).
The Medal was designed by Commandant A. Molloy and manufactured by P. Quinn Ltd. of Dublin.