Category:United Nations Medal (United States Army)

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  • United Nations Medal

Overview[edit]

  • Established by the Secretary General of the United Nations and authorized under Executive Order 11139, 1964-01-07, as amended by Executive Order 13286, 2003-02-28. U.S. service members who are or have been in the service of the United Nations in operations designated by the Secretary of Defense may accept the United Nations Medal (UNM) when awarded by the Chief of the United Nations Mission.
  • a. Eligibility. The eligibility criteria for award of the United Nations Medal requires that an individual serve under the operational or tactical control of the United Nations and serve a minimum of 90 consecutive days in the service of the United Nations. The following United Nations missions/operations have been approved for acceptance and wear:
  1. United Nations Observation Group in Lebanon (UNOGIL).
  2. United Nations Truce Supervision Organization in Palestine (UNTSO).
  3. United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).
  4. United Nations Security Forces, Hollandia (UNSFH).
  5. United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC).
  6. United Nations Advance Mission in Cambodia (UNAMIC).
  7. United Nations Protection Force in Yugoslavia (UNPROFOR).
  8. United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).
  9. United Nations Iraq/Kuwait Observation Mission (UNIKOM).
  10. United Nations Operations in Somalia (to include U.S. Quick Reaction Force members) (UNOSOM).
  11. United Nations Mission in Haiti (UNMIH).
  12. United Nations Medal Special Service (UNMSS).
  • b. Wear. Each United Nations mission for which an UNM is awarded is commemorated by a suspension and service ribbon of unique colors and design. The ribbon and medallion combination take on the name of the specific operation for which the combination was created. For example, the operation in the Former Republic of Yugoslavia is the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR), yielding the UNPROFOR Medal. Service members who are awarded an UNM may wear the first UNM with unique suspension and service ribbon for which they qualify. A bronze service star will denote subsequent awards of the UNM for service in a different United Nations mission. Only one United Nations ribbon is authorized for wear.
  • c. Presentation. The Senior Representative of the Secretary-General who makes the award normally makes presentation of the United Nations Medal in the field. Approval authority to accept and wear the United Nations Medal to member of the Armed Forces of the United States is the Secretary of Defense. When presentation is not so accomplished, any person who believes he or she is eligible for award may submit to USAHRC, ATTN: AHRC–PDO–PA, 200 Stovall Street, Alexandria VA 22332–0471, and a request for such award with copy of any substantiating documents. The USA HRC will forward each such request through the Office of Internal Administration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, to the United Nations for consideration.

Description[edit]

  • Medal:
  1. A Bronze medal, 1⅜inches in diameter, with a top view of the globe enclosed at sides and bottom by a wreath and the letters "UN" at the top of the medal. On the reverse side is the inscription "IN THE SERVICE OF PEACE".
  2. The United Nations Service Medal Korea is the same design, except the obverse does not include the letters "UN" and the medal has a hanger bar with the inscription "KOREA".
  3. On the reverse side of the United Nations Service Medal Korea is the inscription "FOR SERVICE IN DEFENCE OF THE PRINCIPLES OF THE CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS".
  • Ribbons: Although the same medal is used for all the United Nations Medals, a different ribbon is authorized for each operation. The operations in which United States military personnel were awarded the medal and authorized by DOD to accept the medal are:
  1. United Nations Service Medal Korea: Equal stripes of Bluebird 67117 and White 67101 (9 Bluebird and 8 White stripes), each 5/64 inch wide.
  2. United Nations Observation Group in Lebanon
    United Nations Truce Supervisory Organization (UNTSO) in Palestine. (UNTSO Ribbon). 7/32 inch Bluebird, 3/32 inch White, ¾ inch Bluebird; 3/32 inch White; and 7/32 inch Bluebird.
  3. United Nations Observer Group in India and Pakistan. The ribbon has a 3/16-inch stripe of Bluebird on each side followed by a 1/64 inch White with a 31/32-inch center stripe with shades of Green (Myrtle 67190, Emerald 67128 and Bottle 67191).
  4. United Nations Security Forces, Hollandia (United Nations Temporary Executive Authority and the UN Security Force in West New Guinea). The ribbon is Bluebird with 1/8 inch stripes each in the center of Myrtle Green (dark), White, and Mosstone Green 67127 (light).
  5. United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC). 11/32 inch Myrtle Green; 1/16 inch Ultramarine Blue 67118; 5/32 inch Bluebird; 1/16 inch Burnt Orange 67149; 1/8 inch White; 1/16 inch Burnt Orange; 5/32 inch Bluebird, 1/16 inch Ultramarine Blue; and 11/32 inch Myrtle Green.
  6. United Nations Advance Mission in Cambodia (UNAMIC). The ribbon is 5/16 inch Bluebird, 5/32 inch Scarlet 67111; 1/32 inch Air Force Yellow; 5/32 inch Ultramarine Blue; 1/16 White; 5/32 inch Ultramarine Blue; 1/32 inch Air Force Yellow; 5/32 inch Scarlet; and 5/16 inch Bluebird.
  7. United Nations Operations in Somalia (to include US Quick Reaction Force Members). The ribbon is 3/8 inch Jasmine 67143; 3/32 inch Irish Green 67189; 7/16 inch Bluebird; 3/32 inch Irish Green; and 3/8 inch Jasmine.
  8. United Nations Protection Force in Yugoslavia (UNPROFOR). The ribbon is 1/8 inch Bluebird; ¼ inch Mosstone Green; 1/8 inch Bluebird; 1/32 inch White; 5/16 inch Scarlet; 1/32 inch White; 1/8 inch Bluebird; ¼ inch Brown 67136; and 1/8 inch Bluebird.
  9. United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). The ribbon is 3/16 inch Bluebird; 1 inch Chamois; and 3/16 inch Bluebird.
  10. United Nations Iraq/Kuwait Observation Group (UNIKOM). The ribbon is 19/32 inch Jasmine; 3/16 inch Bluebird; and 19/32 inch Jasmine.
  11. United Nations Mission in Haiti (UNMIH). The ribbon is 5/16 inch Bluebird; 1/16 inch White; 5/16 inch Ultramarine Blue; 5/16 inch Scarlet; 1/16 inch White; and 5/16 inch Bluebird.
  12. United Nations Mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina (UNMIBH). DOD has not issued instructions authorizing wear of this UN ribbon. The ribbon is 9/32 inch Prophet Green 67187; 1/4 inch Cannes Blue 67171; 5/16 inch White; 1/4 inch Cannes Blue; and 9/32 inch Apple Red 67153.

Wear Policy[edit]

  1. Prior to 1995-10-13, all US Military personnel wore the blue and white United Nations Ribbon (UNTSO) regardless of the ribbon awarded.
  2. On 1995-10-13, 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.

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