How many NATO medals are there?

10/18/2020 Off By admin

How many NATO medals are there?

There are currently fourteen versions of the NATO Medal in existence, for service in the former Yugoslavia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, two for service during Article 5 operations (Eagle Assist, Active Endeavour), and eight for Non-Article 5 NATO operations (International Security Assistance Force Afghanistan (ISAF).

How do you qualify for a NATO Medal?

To qualify for the decoration, which is officially designated the “NATO non-Article 5 Medal,” soldiers must have been awarded the medal by NATO headquarters, or a NATO theater commander who has been delegated award authority by the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe.

What is the Non-Article 5 NATO Medal?

The Secretary General has established the NATO Medal to be awarded to military and civilian personnel who are, or have been, engaged in operations, or in direct support of operations conducted by NATO in the Balkans.

Can you wear Afghan NATO Medal?

Personnel who have already received the NATO Medal with Clasp ‘ISAF’ and have now received the NATO Medal with Clasp ‘Afghanistan’ can wear both medals (once approved).

Can I wear a NATO medal?

A9: Only the basic NATO Medal is authorized to be worn on the U.S. Army uniform. For example, since you have been awarded the NATO Medal – Kosovo you would wear the NATO ribbon for Kosovo plus a bronze service star to denote award of the NATO Medal – ISAF. The NATO Medal is worn below the United Nations Medal.

Can I wear a NATO Medal?

How is the NATO Meritorious Service Medal awarded?

There is also a NATO Meritorious Service Medal, with a “Meritorious Service” clasp as well. The NATO Meritorious Service Medal was approved by the North Atlantic Council, and is awarded to military and civilian personnel who have been commended for providing exceptional or remarkable service to NATO.

Do you affix a Bronze Star to a NATO Medal?

To recognize subsequent awards (if approved by the Secretary of Defense) for service in a different NATO operation, U.S. Service members will affix a bronze service star to the NATO Medal suspension ribbon and service ribbon.

Can a person be awarded more than one NATO Medal?

Service members who are entitled to more than one NATO medal during the same period will only be awarded one NATO Medal. The NATO chain of command will deem which medal is appropriate. This medal may also be awarded with the “ISAF” clasp for service in Afghanistan, as well as the “NTM-I” clasp for service in Iraq with NATO forces.

What are the clasps on a NATO Medal?

In addition, there are corresponding clasps for operations such as ISAF, Kosovo, Yugoslavia, NTM-Iraq and clasps designating Article 5, and Non-Article 5 designations. There is also a NATO Meritorious Service Medal, with a “Meritorious Service” clasp as well.