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.
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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.
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
- presented posthumously,
- a service member was medically evacuated from the region,
- or if the Director-General of the Multinational Force
and Observers presented the award for a specific act or special case.
Order of Precedence
Multinational Forces and Observer Medal Subsequent Awards
Subsequent presentations of the award are denoted by award numerals worn on the original medal.
Multinational Forces and Observer Medal authorized devices is Bronze Numeral Devices denoting additional awards.