Here's a mini-guide I posted in the old forum in response to Ptkfgs' call for information on the subject (slightly updated and improved). Google cache of the thread at http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s ... =firefox-a Assorted tips/strategies for getting Level 3 medals: Combat Action Ribbon: Doesn't require level 3 to be nightmare. So just play a lot, speed runs of any sort will get you there fastest. Bronze Star - Step 1: die. Then get your kills before something kills you. Great things to farm for kills are the cocoons in the forest/area above airlock - they get you kills and don't fight back. Legion of Merit - Find a good mob recon and ask nicely or play as the mob recon yourself. Often the recon will want the team to stay nearby in or around the lab, but I've found that unnecessary. What the recon is doing doesn't have any impact on team at all whether they are in lab, fort, or scrapyard. He just needs to run around, use escape liberally, and not die. To get vision on the hexes bring along an explosives demo to put mines on the hexes, or better yet, a field engineer to mind control units and burrow at hexes. Navy - Get a really, really good team. Have an exped team except include 2 medics and leave out either the mm or demo (I prefer to leave out mm). Expeditionary Navies are certainly possible too, but you need to make sure your medic is good then. Changing certain strategies to minimize risky situations is recommended. For instance, give up on LOM and civilians for this run through. Survival - don't need nightmare for level 3 - just grind survival. Here the old guide was significantly out of date as it relied on using the turrets. I don't have a current strategy since I haven't played survival much lately, but other old techniques that I believe still work are to play either a cloakable class (mob recon or sub mm) or a fast class (nanomedic with level 3 nano strength or trapper with 3 in legs). These help you stay alive by avoiding enemies. Lifesaving - Play as medic in your nm games. This one is individual and you have to live to the end so max your strength stat to keep yourself alive - this will make it so that even if you facetank a meno worm or erebos meteor you don't lose a life. Silver Star - Traps are your best friend. Hide behind them always. Use repulse if trap is on cooldown. Convince the team to camp in fort (or camp anywhere, the less moving around you do, the better) so you never have to go anywhere after erebos 2. You've already got this placed trapped so if you get hits after this point you should feel silly. Get 3 in leg augments to help you run from stuff. You're taking less than 10 hits, you will never use saline anyway. Distinguished Service Medal - This one is so tough there was a thread about replacing it in the old forum. Only 2 people have claimed to have this. Learn everywhere there will be banes and avoid them or have demo tank them since if it doesn't break shields you're good. Bane places include Tartarus, cams, infestor eggs, bane trains, Erebos 2, dome c, and all devourers. It is suggested that Apollo Sec is likely an easier place to get this as there are less crapshoots like the Tartarus and Erebos 2 fights. Expeditionary Medal - Play with people of 8 classes, just follow the directions and make sure the team wins. Even if you die you get medal. This one is easy as long as your team wins the nightmare mode. Medal of Honor - Practice makes perfect. As elitist as it sounds: don't invite new people to your nightmare games if you want MOH, they have to be up to the challenge. Navy runs with 2 medics seem to be good for getting this since you have double the healing power to keep people alive. Make sure the team sticks together, no one but tank activates cams in case of banes, and no one makes noob mistakes. In general, have everyone play their best and not dick around.