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  • Description of the Navy Occupation Service Medal, World War 2 including award criteria and image for referencing.



    Details of the Navy Occupation Service Medal, World War 2 service medal of the United States military.





    Picture of the Navy Occupation Service Medal, World War 2 medal

    Picture of the Navy Occupation Service Medal, World War 2 ribbon


    Date Authorized: April 5th, 1946

    Ribbon Colors: red; white; black


    Description (Ribbon):

    White band to black, then red to white.


    Description (Medal):

    The Roman God of the sea, Neptune sitting atop a horse and sea serpent in a charge, Neptune holds the warring trident in his right hand; under the scene are the words "Occupation Service" on two lines of text; REVERSE: American Eagle perched on an anchor horizontally set; branch of laurel is twisted around the anchor; to the left of the eagle is the word "For" while to the right is the word "Service"; above the entire scene in curved presentation are the words "United States Navy", each word separated by a bullet point.


    Award Criteria:

    Awarded to US Navy personnel with at least thirty days consecutive service on assignments in Germany (excluding Berlin) from May 9th, 1945 to May 5th, 1955, Austria between May 9th, 1945 and July 27th, 1955, Berlin between May 9th, 1945 and October 2nd, 1990, Italy between May 9th, 1945 and September 15th, 1947, Japan between September 3rd, 1945 and April 27th, 1952 (Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushi including Ryuku Islands and Bonin-Volcanic Islands); Korea between September 3rd, 1945 and June 29th, 1949; additionally criteria for some may require the receiving of the EAME Campaign Medal or the Asiatic-Pacific Camapign Medal; see official US Army site for details.