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  • Korean Defense Service Medal

    BACKGROUNDThe Department of Defense approved the Korean Defense Service Medal in February 2004 to be given as recognition for military service in the Republic of Korea and the surrounding waters after July 28, 1954 and ending on such a future date as determined by the Secretary of Defense. CRITERIAIndividuals must have been assigned, attached, or
  • Korean Service Medal

    BACKGROUNDThe Korean Service Medal was established by President Truman per Executive Order 10179, dated Nov. 8, 1950, and announced in DA Bulletin 21, 1950. The design, created by Mr. Thomas J. Jones, uses the symbols associated with Korea to reflect service in that country. There were 10 campaigns designated for the Korean War and displayed as
  • Kosovo Campaign Medal

    BACKGROUNDOn May 3, 2000, President Clinton approved the establishment of the Kosovo Campaign Medal to recognize the accomplishments of military service members participating or in direct support of Kosovo operations within established areas of eligibility. CRITERIAService members are authorized the Kosovo Campaign Medal in direct support of the
  • Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait)

    BACKGROUNDThis award was authorized by the government of Kuwait to members of the U.S. military who participated in Operations DESERT SHIELD, DESERT STORM and the Liberation of Kuwait. Secretary of Defense Memorandum, March 16, 1995, authorized the acceptance and wear of the Kuwait Liberation Medal by members of the U.S. armed forces. CRITERIATo be
  • Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

    BACKGROUNDThis award was authorized by the government of Saudi Arabia to members of the coalition forces who participated in Operation DESERT STORM and the Liberation of Kuwait. On Oct. 7, 1991, the Deputy Secretary of Defense authorized the acceptance and wear of the Kuwait Liberation Medal by members of the U.S. armed forces. CRITERIATo be
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