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Military Awards Awarded After September 11th 2001

Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal (GWOTSM), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (GWOTEM), National Defense Service Medal (NDSM), Combat Action Badge (CAB)

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Military Awards

*Awarded After 11 September 2001*

Presenter’s Name

Military Awards For Deployments
Unclassified Information Brief

Outline:

Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)

Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal (GWOTSM)

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (GWOTEM)

National Defense Service Medal (NDSM)

Combat Action Badge (CAB)

Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)

Began 24 October 2001

Afghanistan Campaign Medal-Awarded to Soldiers who deploy to Afghanistan in direct support of OEF on or after 24 October 2001

Eligibility:

30 consecutive or 60 nonconsecutive days

Engaged in combat with hostile forces

Killed or wounded requiring a medical evacuation from Afghanistan

Afghanistan Campaign Medal

Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)

Began on 19 MAR 2003

Iraq Campaign Medal -Awarded to Soldiers who deploy to Iraq in direct support of OIF on or after 19 March 2003

Eligibility:

30 consecutive or 60 nonconsecutive days

Engaged in combat with hostile forces

Killed or wounded requiring a medical evacuation from Iraq

Iraq Campaign Medal

Global War on Terrorism
Service Medal (GWOTSM)

Awarded to Soldiers who have served in military operations to combat terrorism since 11 September 2001

Automatically eligible if serving in the military between 11 SEP 01 and 31 MAR 04

After Mar 04, Battalion Commanders (award approval authority), must determine that a Soldier serving on active duty has qualified for the GWOTSM

Soldiers cannot be awarded the GWOTEM and/or Armed Forces Service Medal for the same period of time when awarded the GWOTSM

Global War on Terrorism
Service Medal (GWOTSM)

Global War on Terrorism
Expeditionary Medal (GWOTEM)

Awarded to Soldiers in a deployed status who have served in military expeditions to combat terrorism since 11 September 2001

Soldiers cannot be awarded the GWOTSM and/or Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for the same period of time when awarded the GWOTEM

Awarded for OEF (24OCT01-30APR05) and OIF (19MAR03-30APR05)

Eligibility:

30 consecutive or 60 nonconsecutive days

Engaged in combat with hostile forces, killed, or wounded requiring a medical evacuation from OEF / OIF

GWOTEM cont.

GWOTEM is still authorized for service in the other geographical areas of eligibility

Areas of eligibility (AOE): Bahrain, Bulgaria (Bourgas), Crete, Cyprus, Diego Garcia, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Romania (Constanta), Saudia Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey (east of 35 degrees east latitude), Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen, that portion of the arabian sea north of 10 degrees north latitude and west of 68 degrees longitude, Bab El Mandeb, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Aqaba, Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Suez, that portion of the Mediterranean Sea east of 28 degrees east longitude, Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Strait of Hormuz, and Suez Canal

Global War on Terrorism
Expeditionary Medal (GWOTEM)

National Defense Service Medal (NDSM)

Awarded to Soldiers who have served in the armed forces since 11 September 2001

Combat Action Badge (CAB)

Eligibility:

May be awarded to any soldier after 18 September 2001

Soldier must be performing assigned duties in an area where hostile fire pay or imminent danger pay is authorized

Soldier must be personally present and actively engaging or being engaged by the enemy, and performing satisfactorily in accordance with the prescribed rules of engagement

Soldier must not be assigned/attached to a unit that would qualify the soldier for the CIB/CMB

Worth 15 promotion points if awarded after 10JUN05 IAW Milper Message 05-164

Combat Action Badge (CAB)

QUESTIONS?

SUMMARY

Criteria For:

Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)

Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal (GWOTSM)

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (GWOTEM)

National Defense Service Medal (NDSM)

Combat Action Badge (CAB)


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