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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 610-12
July 23, 2012

DOD Approves NATO Medals for Operations in Africa and Libya

            The Department of Defense announced today the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Medal for NATO Operations and Activities in Africa and the NATO Medal for Operations and Activities in Libya have been approved for acceptance and wear by eligible U.S. service members and DoD civilian personnel.

            NATO awards the NATO Medal for NATO Operations and Activities in Africa for service in direct support of one of the following operations or activities:

  • North Atlantic Council-approved NATO support activities in relation to the African Union
  • Operation ALLIED PROVIDER
  • Operation ALLIED PROTECTOR
  • Operation OCEAN SHIELD

            NATO awards the NATO Medal for NATO Operations and Activities in Libya for service in direct support of the following operation:

  • Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR

            Individuals awarded the NATO Medal for NATO Operations and Activities in Africa or for Libya should consult with their personnel offices for more information on eligibility or to update their personnel files.

            For a list of the NATO medals that have been authorized for acceptance and wear by U.S. service members, see DoD Manual 1348.33, Manual of Military Decorations and Awards, Volume 3.