Multinational Force and Observers Medal

Multinational Force and Observers Medal

Multinational Forces and Observer Medal

For service with the Multinational Force and Observers peacekeeping force in the Sinai Desert. The Multinational Force and Observers was created to act as a buffer between Israel and Egypt in the Sinai Peninsula.

InstitutedType
1982Non U.S. Service Medal
Multinational Force and Observers Medal
Multinational Force and Observers Medal

Authorization

The Multinational Force and Observers Medal was established by the Director General, Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), 24 March 1982.Presidential acceptance for the United States Armed Forces and DOD civilian personnel is announced by Department of Defense on 28 July 1982.

Multinational Forces and Observer Medal Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the award personnel must have served with the Multinational Force and Observers Medal at least ninety (90) cumulative days after 3 August 1981. Effective 15 March 1985, personnel must serve 6 months (170 days minimum) with the MFO to qualify for the award. Periods of service on behalf of the MFO outside of the Sinai, and periods of leave while a member is serving with the MFO, may be counted toward eligibility for the MFO medal. Qualifying time may be lost for disciplinary reasons.

Posthumous Award

The Multinational Forces and Observer Medal was made retroactive to August 1981 and was presented to any United States service member who
served at least ninety cumulative days as a member of the Multinational Force and Observers.
On March 15, 1985, the time period was increased to a minimum of 170 days.
The time frame could be waived if the award was

  1. presented posthumously,
  2. a service member was medically evacuated from the region,
  3. or if the Director-General of the Multinational Force
    and Observers presented the award for a specific act or special case.

Order of Precedence

The Multinational Force and Observers Medal is worn after Nato Ribbon and before Inter American Defense Board Medal.

Multinational Forces and Observer Medal Subsequent Awards

Subsequent presentations of the award are denoted by award numerals worn on the original medal.

Authorized Devices

Multinational Forces and Observer Medal authorized devices is Bronze Numeral Devices denoting additional awards.

Bronze Numeral Two Device
Bronze Numeral Two Device

Multinational Force and Observers Ribbon

Multinational Force and Observers Ribbon
Multinational Force and Observers Ribbon
Multinational Force and Observers Medal
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