The Department of Defense announced July 24 that NATO medals for operations in Libya and Africa have been approved for acceptance and wear by eligible U.S. service members and DOD civilian personnel.
The NATO Medal for NATO Operations and Activities in Africa is awarded 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 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.