Mention In Dispatches

A member of the armed forces mentioned in dispatches (or despatchesMiD) is one whose name appears in an official report written by a superior officer and sent to the high command, in which his or her gallant or meritorious action in the face of the enemy is described.

Further Reading

[Unit Acquisition] Issued to members who's names have appeared in the War Diary page for a medal distribution and/or distinguished service.