International military decoration authorized by the US military


International military decoration authorized by the US military

An international decoration is a military award which is not bestowed by a particular country, but rather by an international organization such as the United Nations or NATO. Such awards are normally issued as service medals, for participation in various international military operations, and not for specific acts of heroism or bravery.

The following is a list of the most commonly recognized international military decorations that has been or is currently awarded to members of the United States military. Such awards are always worn after all United States decorations before all Foreign decorations.

The list below is by no means comprehensive, but does display the awards which have been bestowed to U.S. service members by international organizations.

United Nations

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* United Nations Yugoslavia Medal
Note - The Assistant Secretary of Defense approved a change to the policy of the United Nations Medal. Effective on 13 October 1995, any US military personnel who is awarded an United Nations Medal may wear the ribbon of the first UN medal for which they qualify. Subsequent awards of the United Nations Medal for service in a different mission is noted by adding a bronze service star to the current ribbon. No more than one UN medal or ribbon may be worn at a time.

NATO

* [cite web|url=http://www.afpc.randolph.af.mil/library/awards/index.asp|title=NATO Meritorious Service Medal|date=2003-09-09|publisher=Air Force Personnel Center]
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Multinational Force and Observers

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Inter-American Defense Board

* [cite web|url=http://www.oas.org/36ag/espanol/doc_referencia/Reglamento_JID.pdf |title="'Inter-American Defense Board Medal|date=2003-09-11|publisher=IADB Regulations]

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*Awards and decorations of the United States military


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