United Nations Medal

United Nations Medal

United Nations Service Medal

United Nations Service Medal is awarded to U.S. armed for personnel who are participants in designated U.N. missions or
actions.

InstitutedType
1950Non U.S. Service Medal
United Nations Medal
United Nations Medal

Authorization

This medal was authorized by the United Nations General Assembly on Dec. 12, 1950. The Department of Defense authorized it for the United States armed forces on Nov. 27, 1951.

Eligibility Criteria

United Nations operations for which members of the U.S. armed forces may accept and wear the United Nations Medal

  1. United Nations Truce Supervisory Organization in Palestine Jun 1948 – TBA
  2. United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan Jan 1949 – TBA
  3. United Nations Observation Group in Lebanon Jun 1958 – Dec 1958
  4. United Nations Security Forces, Hollandia (UNSFH) Dates Unknown
  5. United Nations Iraq/Kuwait Observation Group Apr 1991 – TBA
  6. United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara May 1991 – TBA
  7. United Nations Advance Mission in Cambodia Oct 1991 – Mar 1992
  8. United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia Feb 1992 – TBA
  9. United Nations Protection Force in Yugoslavia Feb 1992 – TBA
  10. United Nations Mission in Haiti Sep 23, 1994 – TBA
  11. United Nations Opn Somalia (include U.S. Quick Reaction Force) Apr 24 1992 – TBA

Order of Precedence

United Nations Medal is worn after Philippine Independence Medal and before Nato Medal.

Subsequent Awards

Prior to 13 October 1995, all US Military personnel wore the blue and white United Nations Ribbon (UNTSO) regardless of the ribbon awarded. On 13 October 1995, the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) approved a change to the wear policy of the United Nations Medal. Effective on that date, personnel who are awarded the United Nations Medal may wear the first medal and ribbon for which they qualify. Subsequent awards of the United Nations Medal for service in a different mission will be denoted by a bronze service star. Not more than one ribbon may be worn at any time.

Authorized Devices

Bronze service stars

Bronze Service Star
Bronze Service Star

United Nations Ribbon

United Nations Ribbon
United Nations Ribbon

Korea Service United Nations Medal

Awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who participated in the U.N. action in Korea and
who are also eligible for the Korean Service Medal.

InstitutedType
1951Non U.S. Service Medal
United Nations Korea Service Medal
United Nations Korea Service Medal

Eligibility Criteria

Service on behalf of the United Nations in Korea between 27 June 1950 and 27 July 1954.

Subsequent Awards

No subsequent Awards

Authorized Devices

No authorized devices

Korea Service United Nations Ribbon

United Nations Korea Service Ribbon
United Nations Korea Service Ribbon
United Nations Medal
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