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Qualifying Campaigns and Expeditions

The following veterans employment information is provided by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Campaign or Expedition Inclusive dates 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) A veteran's DD Form 214 showing the award of any Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is acceptable proof.  The DD form 214 does not have to show the name of the theater or country of service for which that medal was awarded.  
Afghanistan (Operations Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Iraqi Freedom (OIF)) OEF September 11, 2001, to present; OIF March 19, 2003, to present
Berlin August 14, 1961, to June 1, 1963
Bosnia  
(Operations Joint Endeavor, Joint Guard, and Joint Forge) )
November 20, 1995 to December 20, 1996; December 20, 1996 to June 20, 1998; June 21, 1998 to present
Cambodia March 29, 1973, to August 15, 1973
Cambodia Evacuation  
(Operation Eagle Pull)
April 11 - 13, 1975
Congo July 14, 1960, to September 1, 1962, and
November 23, to 27, 1964
Cuba October 24, 1962, to June 1, 1963
Dominican Republic April 28, 1965, to September 21, 1966
El Salvador January 1, 1981, to February 1, 1992
Global War on Terrorism September 11, 2001 to present
Grenada  
(Operation Urgent Fury)
October 23, 1983, to November 21, 1983
Haiti
Operation Uphold Democracy)
September 16, 1994, to March 31, 1995
Iraq  
(Operations Northern Watch, Desert Spring, Enduring Freedom (OEF), and Iraqi Freedom (OIF))
January 1, 1997 to present;
December 31, 1998 to December 31, 2002 (projected);
OEF September 11, 2001, to present; OIF March 19, 2003, to present
Korea October 1, 1966, to June 30, 1974
Kosovo March 24, 1999 to present
Laos April 19, 1961, to October 7, 1962
Lebanon July 1, 1958, to November 1, 1958, 
and June 1, 1983, to December 1, 1987
Mayaguez Operation May 15, 1975 to May 15, 1975
Operations in the Libyan Area 
(Operation Eldorado Canyon) 
April 12, 1986 to April 17, 1986
Panama
(Operation Just Cause)
December 20, 1989, to January 31, 1990
Persian Gulf Operation 
(Operation Earnest Will)
July 24, 1987, to August 1, 1990
Persian Gulf Operation  
(Operation Southern Watch)
December 1, 1995, to present
Persian Gulf Operation  
(Operation Vigilant Sentinel)
December 1, 1995 to February 1, 1997
Persian Gulf Operation  
(Operation Desert Thunder)
November 11, 1998 to December 22, 1998
Persian Gulf Operation  
(Operation Desert Fox)
December 16, 1998 to December 22, 1998
Persian Gulf Intercept Operation December 1, 1995, to present
Quemoy and Matsu Islands August 23, 1958, to June 1, 1963
Somalia 
(Operations Restore Hope and United Shield)
December 5, 1992, to March 31, 1995
Taiwan Straits August 23, 1958, to January 1, 1959
Thailand May 16, 1962, to August 10, 1962
Vietnam Evacuation 
(Operation Frequent Wind)
April 29, 1975, to April 30, 1975
Vietnam (including Thailand) July 1, 1958, to July 3, 1965

Note: Section 572 of Subtitle G of the Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 1998 (Public Law 105-85), signed into law on November 18, 1997, allows the Secretary of the military department concerned to determine whether individual members who participated in Operation Joint Endeavor or Operation Joint Guard in the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and in such other areas in the region as the Secretary of Defense considers appropriate, meet the individual service requirements for award of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM). Generally, service members will be considered eligible if they:

  • deployed to Bosnia and Herzegovina (or other area that the Secretary of Defense considers appropriate) in direct support of one or both of the operations;
  • served on board a ship in the Adriatic in direct support of one or both of the operations; or
  • operated in airspace above Bosnia, Herzegovina (or other area that the Secretary of Defense considers appropriate) while the operations were in effect.

Navy expeditionary Medal and Marine Corps Medal for these Operations:

Campaign or Expedition Inclusive dates 
Cuba January 3, 1961 to October 23, 1962
Indian Ocean/Iran November 21, 1979, to October 20, 1981
Iranian/Yemen/Indian Ocean December 8, 1978 to June 6, 1979
Lebanon August 20, 1982 to May 31, 1983
Liberia  
(Operation Sharp Edge)
August 5, 1990 to February 21, 1991
Libyan Area January 20, 1986 to June 27, 1986
Panama April 1, 1980 to December 19, 1986 and  
February 1, 1990 to June 13, 1990
Persian Gulf February 1, 1987 to July 23, 1987
Rwanda  
(Operation Distant runner)
April 7 - 18, 1994
Thailand May 16 - August 10, 1962

Other Qualifying Campaign and Service Medals:

Campaign or Expedition Inclusive dates 
Army Occupation of Austria May 9, 1945 to July 27, 1955
Army Occupation of Berlin May 9, 1945 to October 2, 1990
Army Occupation of Germany  
(exclusive of Berlin)
May 9, 1945 to May 5, 1955
Army Occupation of Japan September 3, 1945 to April 27, 1952
Chinese Service Medal (Extended) September 2, 1945 to April 1, 1957
Korea Defense Service Medal July 28, 1954 to (date to be determined)
Korean Service June 27, 1950 to July 27, 1954
Kosovo Campaign Medal (KCM)  
Operation Allied Force
March 24, 1999 to June 10, 1999
Kosovo Campaign Medal (KCM)  
Operation Joint Guardian
June 11, 1999 to (date to be determined)
Kosovo Campaign Medal (KCM)  
Operation Allied Harbor
April 4, 1999 to September 1, 1999
Kosovo Campaign Medal (KCM)  
Operation Sustain Hope/Shining Hope
April 4, 1999 to July 10, 1999
Kosovo Campaign Medal (KCM)  
Operation Noble Anvil
March 24, 1999 to July 20, 1999
Kosovo Campaign Medal (KCM)  
Task Force Hawk
April 5, 1999 to June 24, 1999
Kosovo Campaign Medal (KCM)  
Task Force Saber
March 31, 1999 to July 8, 1999
Kosovo Campaign Medal (KCM)  
Task Force Falcon
June 11, 1999 to (date to be determined)
Kosovo Campaign Medal (KCM)  
Task Force Hunter
April 1, 1999 to November 1, 1999
Navy Occupation of Austria May 8, 1945 to October 25, 1954
Navy Occupation of Trieste May 8, 1945 to October 25, 1954
Southwest Asia Service Medal (SWASM)  
(Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm)
August 2, 1990 to November 30, 1995
Units of the Sixth Fleet (Navy) May 9, 1945 to October 25, 1955
Vietnam Service Medal (VSM) July 4, 1965 to March 28, 1973
Rwanda  
(Operation Distant runner)
April 7 - 18, 1994
Thailand May 16 - August 10, 1962

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