The commendation is an American medal that was presumably awarded for operations related to the Liberation of Anchorage or a medal that serves as an indication of service.
The commendation medal's ribbon has a blue border with a red inner line which has 12 stars on the ribbon. The medallion has a blue border (which has 13 stars arranged in a circular fashion) and a gold center with the words "IN DEFENSE OF DEMOCRACY" and the U.S. coat of arms. The rear of the medallion has nothing on it.
Awarded for either completing an Enclave event or completing the Enclave quest Officer on Deck.
Behind the scenes
The commendation is similar in purpose to the National Defense Service Medal, created in 1953 to honor members of the military who have served in major wars.