Military Medals

Southwest Asia Service Medal

Southwest Asia Service Medal

Service: All Services Instituted: 1992 Dates: 1991-1995 Criteria: Active participation in, or support of, Opera­tions Desert Shield, Desert Storm and/or subsequent follow-on operations in southwest Asia. Devices: All Services: Bronze…Read more
Prisoner of War (POW) Medal

Prisoner of War (POW) Medal

Service: All Services Instituted: 1985 Criteria: Awarded to any member of the U.S. Armed Forces taken prisoner during any armed conflict dating from World War I Devices: Bronze, Silver Star…Read more
NATO Bosnia Medal

NATO Bosnia Medal

Service: All Services Instituted: Yugoslavia: 1 July 1992 Kosovo: 7 June 2000 Criteria: Service under NATO command and in direct support of NATO operations for (a) 30 days service in…Read more
Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal

Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal

Service: Coast Guard Instituted: 1923 Criteria: Outstanding pro­ficiency, leadership and conduct during three years of enlisted service Devices: Bronze, Silver Star Notes: Originally suspended from a 1½" wide ribbon and…Read more
United Nations Medal

United Nations Medal

Service: All Services Instituted: 1964 Criteria: Six months service with any U.N. peacekeeping mission. Devices: Bronze Star Notes: Above date denotes when award was authorized for wear by U.S. Armed…Read more
Navy Expert Rifle Medal

Navy Expert Rifle Medal

Service: Navy Instituted: 1920 Criteria: Attainment of the minimum qualifying score for the expert level during prescribed shooting exerci­ses. Devices: None on medal (but see: Navy Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon) The…Read more
New U.N. Mission and Ribbon

New U.N. Mission and Ribbon

Word has been received from on high about a new U.N. Mission and Military Ribbon. This one will drive any red-blooded football fan nuts as it is named: "UNMISS", but…Read more
Philippine Independence Medal

Philippine Independence Medal

Service: Republic of the Philippines Instituted: 1946    (Criteria Modified 1954) Criteria: Receipt of both the Philippine Defense and Liberation Ribbons. Originally awarded to those present for duty in the Philippines…Read more
Air Force Achievement Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal

Instituted: 1980 Criteria: Outstanding achievement or meritorious service not warranting award of the Air Force Commendation Medal Devices: Bronze, Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Letter “V” The Air Force Achievement…Read more
Coast Guard Achievement Medal

Coast Guard Achievement Medal

Service: Coast Guard Instituted: 1968 Criteria: Professional and/or leadership achieve­ment in a combat or non­combat situation Devices: Silver Letter “O”, Bronze Letter “V” (for valor), Gold, Silver Star Notes: Originally…Read more
USMC Security Guard Ribbon

USMC Security Guard Ribbon

Service: Marine Corps Instituted: 1997 (retroactive to 1949) Criteria: Successful completion of 24 months of cumulative security guard duty service at a foreign service establishment. Devices: Bronze, Silver Star Marine…Read more