Eligibility Criteria for Australian Service Medal

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Declaration and Determinations (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 16 Apr 2012 30 days NA

Declaration and Determinations (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 Mentoring Group/Peace Monitoring Group in Bougainville

20 Nov 1997 26 Aug 2003 30 days 30 days

Declaration and Determinations (Gazette S111) of 17 March 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 March 2001.

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

Declaration and Determinations Amendments of 28 September 2020 [PDF] 

OPERATION START DATE END DATE

ALLOTED/
ASSIGNED

VISITOR/
TEMPORARY DUTY

Service in a Tactical Assault Group or Recovery Force

31 Aug 1979 31 Oct 2020 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.

Declaration and Determinations (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 Cooperation Program activities 1 Jan 2001 11 May 2006 30 days 30 days

OP CITADEL

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

18 Aug 2003 11 May 2006 30 days 30 days

OP SPIRE

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

20 May 2004 11 May 2006 30 days 30 days

OP CHIRON

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

20 May 2005 11 May 2006 30 days 30 days

Note: see TIMOR LESTE for activities after 11 May 2006

Declaration and Determinations (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 31 May 2005  30 days 30 days

Declaration and Determinations (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

Declaration and Determinations 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

Declaration and Determinations (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

1 Jan 1991

90 days N/A

Declaration and Determinations (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 Iran/Persian Gulf Ops imposing 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

Declaration and Determinations (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

31 Aug 1981

21 Nov 1976

10 Oct 1977

20 Sep 1978

22 Dec 1980

6 Mar 1981

15 Nov 1981

30 days 30 days

Declaration and Determinations (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

31 Dec 1985 

90 days N/A

Note: a person is not eligible for an award of this Medal if a separate award of Australian Service Medal 1945-75 with Clasp KASHMIR has been awarded.

Declaration and Determinations (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 specifed are of the Korean Peninsula

14 Feb 1975

present

30 days N/A

Declaration and Determinations (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 15 Jul 2003  30 days N/A

Declaration and Determinations (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

Declaration and Determinations (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 to 12 Jul 2006 to 14 Aug 2006 within the specified area of Southern Lebanon.

14 Feb 1975

31 Oct 2023 

30 days/30 sorties 30 days
UN Disengagement Observer Force 14 Feb 1975 31 Oct 2023  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 15 Sep 2020 30 days/30 sorties 30 days
RAN ships in North West Indian Ocean deployments 1 Sep 1980 31 Jul 1986 30 days 30 days

Transition to Australian Operational Service Medal - Greater Middle East Operation (AOSM - GMEO)

Members who performed a period of 30 days of eligible service on OP PALADIN prior to 31 October 2023 are eligible for the Australian Service Medal (ASM) with Clasp MIDDLE EAST.

Members who performed a period of eligible service from 1 November 2023 are eligible for the AOSM – GMEO.

There are transitional provisions in place where a member’s service on OP PALADIN covers both periods as eligible service cannot be used towards the award of both an ASM with Clasp MIDDLE EAST and an AOSM – GMEO.

Declaration and Determinations (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

Declaration and Determinations (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

31 Dec 1993 

90 days N/A

Declaration and Determinations (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 activites 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 to 14 Feb 1975 to 13 Mar 1975 is recognised by the Australian Service Medal 1945-75.

Declaration and Determinations (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 31 Oct 2023  30 days N/A

Transition to Australian Operational Service Medal - Greater Middle East Operation (AOSM - GMEO)

Members who performed a period of 30 days of eligible service on OP MAZURKA prior to 31 October 2023 are eligible for the Australian Service Medal (ASM) with Clasp SINAI.

Members who performed a period of eligible service from 1 November 2023 are eligible for the AOSM – GMEO.

There are transitional provisions in place when a member’s service on OP MAZURKA covers both periods, as eligible service cannot be used towards the award of both an ASM with Clasp SINAI and an AOSM – GMEO.
 

Declaration and Determinations (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

Declaration and Determinations (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

30 Sep 2013

30 days 30 days

Australian Service Medal Declarations - Clasp 'SOMALIA' Declaration and Determination 2023

The Declaration and Determination under the Australian Service Medal Regulations, as published in Special Gazette No S85 on 20 May 2011, is revoked.

Eligibility for the Australian Service Medal Clasp SOMALIA is cancelled. The Clasp SOMALIA to the Australian Service Medal is not to be worn but kept as a memento.

Service in Somalia from 17 Oct 1992 to 30 Apr 1993 is now recognised by the Australian Active Service Medal with Clasp ‘SOMALIA’
 

Declaration and Determinations (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

Declaration and Determinations 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

31 Oct 2023 

30 days N/A

Transition to Australian Operational Service Medal - Africa (AOSM - Africa)

Members who performed a period of 30 days of eligible service on OP ASLAN prior to 31 October 2023 are eligible for the Australian Service Medal (ASM) with Clasp SOUTH SUDAN.

Members who performed a period of eligible service from 1 November 2023 are eligible for the AOSM – AFRICA.

There are transitional provisions in place when a member’s service on OP ASLAN covers both periods, as eligible service cannot be used towards the award of both an ASM with Clasp SOUTH SUDAN and an AOSM – AFRICA.
 

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

Declaration and Determination Amendments of 16 Oct 2019 [PDF]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE

ALLOTED/
ASSIGNED

VISITOR/
TEMPORARY DUTY

For service on special operations

14 Feb 1975 by CDF's specification

31 Oct 2019 by CDF's specification

CDF determination CDF determination

Declaration and Determinations (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

31 Dec 2011

30 days N/A

OP HEDGEGROW

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

28 Jul 2008 21 Jun 2011 30 days N/A

Declaration and Determinations (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

19 Apr 2008

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 19 Apr 2008 30 days/30 sorties N/A

OP CITADEL

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

12 May 2006 26 Jun 2008 30 days/30 sorties N/A

OP SPIRE

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

12 May 2006 26 Jun 2008 30 days/30 sorties N/A

OP CHIRON

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

12 May 2006 26 Jun 2008 30 days/30 sorties N/A

OP TOWER

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

25 Aug 2006 12 Dec 2012 30 days/30 sort  

Note: see EAST TIMOR for activities before 12 May 06

Declaration and Determinations (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

Declaration and Determinations (Gazette S298) of 21 Oct 1991 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE

ALLOTED/
ASSIGNED

VISITOR/
TEMPORARY DUTY

Service with ADF activities in Western Sahara

5 Sep 1991

15 Dec 2012 

30 days N/A