Date Authorized: January 12th, 1905
Ribbon Colors: red; blue
Banded design in blue-red-blue-red-blue order. Stripe widths vary across the length of the ribbon.
The rounded bronze medal is suspended from the ribbon via a small ring. The front face of the medal depicts a palm tree with coconuts while a lamp is shown at the tree's left. A scale is shown at the tree's right. Under the scene is the text "1899". Arched over the top of the scene is the text "PHILIPPINE INSURRECTION". The medal has a reverse side depicting a spread eagle looking right and standing atop cannon, flags, an Indian shield, spear, quiver of arrows, a Cuban machete, and a Sulu Kris. Under the eagle are the words "FOR SERVICE". Bordering the top edges of the medal are the words "UNITED STATES ARMY". Bordering the bottom edge of the medal are thirteen stars completing the scene.
Army Regulation 600-8-22, Military Awards.