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  • Description of the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal including award criteria and image for referencing.



    Details of the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal service medal of the United States military.





    Picture of the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal medal

    Picture of the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal ribbon


    Date Authorized: March 12th, 2003

    Ribbon Colors: blue; white; yellow; red


    Description (Ribbon):

    Light blue stripe to thinner blue-white-blue, then light blue to thin yellow-light blue; center is medium width red stripe then previous pattern continues for the rest of the ribbon width.


    Description (Medal):

    Bronze circular medal ringed along the lower edges with laurel wreath; shield over two crosses swords with spread eagle on top of the shield itself; snake is grasped in eagle's claws REVERSE: Eagle with snake in its grasp over crossed swords; upper edges ringed with test "War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal".


    Award Criteria:

    Awarded to those deployed overseas in operations encompassing the Global War on Terrorism launched after the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001; may be awarded posthumously for eligible personnel.