Date Authorized: March 12th, 2003
Ribbon Colors: blue; white; yellow; red
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.
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".
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.