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Eligibility Criteria for Australian Service Medal


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BALKANS

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S408) of 18 Aug 1998 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

OP OSIER

NATO Stabilisation Force - Former Republic of Yugoslavia

25 Jan 1997 present 30 days N/A

Note: The period 12 Jan 1992 - 24 Jan 1997 was upgraded to the Australian Active Service Medal.

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BOUGAINVILLE

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S21) of 29 Jan 2004 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

OP BEL ISI

Support to the Truce Monitoring Group / Peace Monitoring Group in Bougainville

20 Nov 1997 26 Aug 2003 30 days 30 days

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CAMBODIA

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S111) of 17 Mar 1999 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

United Nations Military Liaison Team / Cambodian Mine Action Centre

8 Oct 1993 4 Oct 1999 30 days 30 days

Note: The period 20 Oct 1991 to 7 Oct 1993 was upgraded to the Australian Active Service Medal (Gazette S102) of 27 Mar 2001.

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CT/SR

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S50) of 30 Mar 2011 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

Service in a Tactical Assault Group or Recovery Force

31 Aug 1979 present 60 days continuous 60 days continuous

Note: A person is not eligible for an award of the Clasp 'CT/SR' for service during the same period in which the Australian Service Medal with Clasp 'SPECIAL OPS' has been awarded.

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EAST TIMOR

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S181) of 29 Sep 2006 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

OP FABER

Humanitarian work

30 Aug 1975 30 Oct 1975 30 days 30 days

United Nations Assistance Mission in East Timor (UNAMET)

19 Jun 1999 15 Sep 1999 30 days 30 days

Defence Coopoeration Program activites

1 Jan 2001 11 May 2006 30 days 30 days

OP CITADEL

United Nations Mission of Support in Timor (UNMISET/UNOTIL)

18 Aug 2003 11 May 2006 30 days 30 days

OP SPIRE

United Nations Mission of Support in Timor (UNMISET/UNOTIL)

20 May 2004 11 May 2006 30 days 30 days

OP CHIRON

ADF contribution to the UN Special Political Misson to Timor-Leste (UNOTIL/UNMIT)

Note: see TIMOR LESTE for activities after 11 May 2006

20 May 2005 11 May 2006 30 days 30 days

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ETHIOPIA/ERITREA

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S230) of 29 Jun 2001 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

OP POMELO

United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE)

15 Jan 2001 present 30 days 30 days

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GUATEMALA

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S498) of 1 Dec 1997 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

United Nations Observers in Guatemala

15 Feb 1997 14 May 1997 30 days 30 days

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GULF

Declaration and Determination of 14 Oct 1991 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

RAN activity in the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman

17 Nov 1986

1 Nov 1988

31 Oct 1988

28 Feb 1989

30 days N/A

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HAITI

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S448) of 27 Nov 2002 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

Service on authorised third country deployments in Haiti

1 Jul 1994 30 Jun 1996 30 days/30 sorties N/A

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IRAN/IRAQ

Declaration and Determination (Gazette GN26) of 12 Jul 1989 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

Service with UN mission on Iran/Iraq border UNIIMOG

12 Aug 1988 28 Feb 1991 90 days N/A

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IRAQ

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S137) of 12 Aug 2009 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

OP HABITAT

International Kurdish Relief OP on South Turkey and North Iraq

1 May 1991 30 Jun 1991 30 days 30 days

OP BLAZER

UN Special Commission

1 May 1991 30 Jun 1998 7 days N/A

OP POLLARD

Multinational military deployment in Middle East

15 Feb 1998

1 Jul 1998

30 Jun 1998

1 Oct 2001

7 days

30 days

N/A

Authorised 3rd country deployments with UK and US Iraq/Persian Gulf Ops impossing sanctions on Iraq

16 Jul 1991 10 Oct 2001 30 days N/A

OP BOLTON

Service as a member of the ADF assigned for service with the United Kingdom elements of the coalition force operation to patrol the Iraq No-Fly-Zones (for warlike component please see AASM IRAQ)

13 May 1991 12 Jan 2003 30 days N/A

OP SOUTHERN WATCH

Service as a member of the ADF assigned for service with the United Kingdom elements of the coalition force operation to patrol the Iraq No-Fly-Zones (for warlike component please see AASM IRAQ)

23 Sep 1999 12 Jan 2003 30 days N/A

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IRIAN JAYA

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S64) of 28 Feb 2002 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

OP CENDERAWASIH

1976 - 1981 series of Surveys Ops

12 Jul 1976
9 May 1977
4 Apr 1978
19 Oct 1980
6 Jan 1981
31Aug 1981
21 Nov 1976
10 Oct 1977
20 Sep 1978
22 Dec 1980
6 Mar 1981
15 Nov 1981
30 days 30 days

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KASHMIR

Declaration and Determination (Gazette GN323) of 21 May 1990 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

Service with UN military observer group in India/Pakistan

14 Feb 1975 present 90 days N/A

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KOREA

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S27) of 3 Mar 2011 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

Service while assigned for duty to UN Command (MAC) activities in the specified area of the Korean Peninsula

14 Feb 1975 present 30 days N/A

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KUWAIT

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S189) of 13 Nov 2009 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

Multinational military deployment in Persian Gulf

2 Aug 1990 16 Jan 1991 7 days 30 days

OP DAMASK

Multinational military deployment in Persian Gulf

1 Mar 1991 present 30 days N/A

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LEBANON

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S28) of 3 Mar 2011 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

OP RAMP

Defence Supplementation Staff - Beirut

20 Jul 2006 25 Aug 2006 14 days N/A

OP RAMP II

Defence Supplementation Staff - Beirut

13 Nov 2007 5 Dec 2008 30 days N/A

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MIDDLE EAST

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S80) of 19 May 2011 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

UN Truce Supervision Organisation

Note: The period 12 Jul 2006 to 14 Aug 2006 within the specified area of Southern Lebanon.

14 Feb 1975 present 30 days/30 sorties 30 days

UN Disengagement Observer Force

14 Feb 1975 present 30 days/30 sorties 30 days

Second UN Emergency Force

14 Feb 1975 31 Jul 1979 30 days/30 sorties 30 days

UN Interim Force in Lebanon

1 Mar 1978 present 30 days/30 sorties 30 days

RAN ships in North West Indian Ocean deployments

1 Sep 1980 31 Jul 1986 30 days 30 days

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MOZAMBIQUE

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S48) of 10 Feb 1995 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

OP CORACLE

United Nations Demining Operations in Mozambique

12 Jul 1994 31 Mar 2002 30 days 30 days

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PESHAWAR

Declaration and Determination (Gazette GN16) of 26 Apr 1990 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

Service with UN Mine Clearance Training Team in Pakistan

16 Jul 1989 present 90 days N/A

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SE ASIA

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S64) of 28 Feb 2002 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

Service on land in Malaysia

14 Feb 1975 31 Dec 1989 30 days 30 days

Service on land in Singapore

14 Feb 1975 30 Apr 1975 30 days 30 days

Service on RAN ships with ANZUK force

14 Feb 1975 30 Apr 1975 30 days 30 days

ADF activities with Operation GADING 5 on Sumatra

6 May 1975 22 Aug 1975 30 days 30 days

Note: Those eligible for the Australian Service Medal 1945-75 with Clasp SE ASIA or Australian Service Medal 1945-75 with Clasp FESR are not eligible for the Australian Service Medal with Clasp SE ASIA.

Note: Service in Cambodia and Laos in the period 14 Feb 1975 to 13 Mar 1975 entitled to Australian Service Medal 1945-75.

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SINAI

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S27) of 23 Jan 1997 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

Multinational Force and Observers Activity (MFO)

9 Feb 1982 28 Apr 1986 30 days N/A

OP MAZURKA

Multinational Force and Observers Activity

6 Jan 1993 ongoing 30 days N/A

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SOLOMON IS

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S21) of 29 Jan 2004 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

OP TREK

International Peace Monitoring Team in the Solomon Islands

4 Nov 2000 15 Mar 2002 30 days 30 days

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SOLOMON IS II

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S421) of 20 Nov 2003 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

OP ANODE

The Defence Force contribution in support of the Australian Government's Strengthened Assistance Framework Program to assist the Solomon Islands Government

24 Jul 2003 present 30 days 30 days

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SOMALIA

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S85) of 20 May 2011 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

Service with UNOSOM in Somalia during the prescribed period

17 Oct 1992 30 Apr 1993 30 days N/A

Note: Australian Active Service Medal awarded after 30 April 1993.

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S. PACIFIC 2006

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S21) of 3 Mar 2010 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

OP QUICKSTEP

Service with ADF contribution to ensure safety of Australians and approved foreign nationals in Fiji.

31 Oct 2006 22 Dec 2006 30 days/30 sorties N/A

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SOUTH SUDAN

Declaration and Determination of 4 Dec 2012 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

OP ASLAN

ADF contribution to the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS).

23 Sep 2011 present 30 days N/A

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SPECIAL OPS

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S230) of 29 Jun 2001 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

For service on special operations

14 Feb 1975 CDF specify CDF specify CDF determine CDF determine

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SUDAN

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S138) of 24 Aug 2009 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

OP AZURE

United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMISUD).

10 Apr 2005 present 30 days N/A

OP HEDGEGROW

The Australian Defence Force contribution to the United Nations and African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).

28 Jul 2008 present 30 days N/A

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TIMOR-LESTE

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S54) of 16 Apr 2010 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY

OP ASTUTE

ADF commitment to bring security, peace and confidence to Timor-Leste that commenced on 12 May 2006.

12 May 2006   Complete 7 days/sorties in aggregate in the period commencing 12 May 06 and ending on or before 16 Jun 06 or 30 days/sorties in aggregate commencing on or after 10 Jun 06 N/A

Defence Cooperation Program activities

12 May 2006   30 days/30 sorties N/A

OP CITADEL

United Nations Mission of Support in Timor-Leste (UNOTIL/UNMIT)

12 May 2006   30 days/30 sorties N/A

OP SPIRE

United Nations Mission of Support in Timor (UNOTIL/UNMIT )

12 May 2006   30 days/30 sorties N/A

OP CHIRON

ADF contribution to the UN Special Political Mission to Timor-Leste. (UNOTIL/UNMIT)

12 May 2006   30 days/30 sorties N/A

OP TOWER

ADF contribution to the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste

25 Aug 2006   30 days/30 sorties N/A

Note: see EAST TIMOR for activities before 12 May 06

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UGANDA

Declaration and Determination (Gazette GN26) of 12 Jul 1989 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY
Service with the Commonwealth Military Training Team in Uganda 18 Mar 1982 24 Mar 1984 90 days N/A

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WEST SAHARA

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S289) of 21 Oct 1991 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY
Service with ADF activities in Western Sahara 5 Sept 1991 present 30 days N/A

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