AWARD OF THE AFGHANISTAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL (ACM) FOR OPERATION ALLIES REFUGE (OAR), CLOSURE OF THE ACM AND AUTHORIZATION TO AWARD THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM EXPEDTIONARY MEDAL (GWOTEM) FOR OPERATION ENDURING SENTINEL:
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SUBJ/AWARD OF THE AFGHANISTAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL (ACM) FOR OPERATION ALLIES
REFUGE (OAR), CLOSURE OF THE ACM AND AUTHORIZATION TO AWARD THE GLOBAL WAR ON
TERRORISM EXPEDTIONARY MEDAL (GWOTEM) FOR OPERATION ENDURING SENTINEL//
NARR/ REF A ANNOUNCED APPROVAL OF THE ACM FOR OAR.
REF B ANNOUNCED CLOSURE OF THE ACM FOR SERVICE IN AFGHANISTAN AND
AUTHORIZATION OF THE GWOTEM FOR OPERATION ENDURING SENTINEL.
REF C IS THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS AWARDS MANUAL.//
RMKS/1. Pursuant to reference (a), Navy personnel who deployed into
Afghanistan to support OPERATION ALLIES REFUGE (OAR) between 1 July 2021 and
31 August 2021 are authorized the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (ACM),
regardless of the number of days deployed. Those personnel who qualify for
the ACM under this exception are not authorized either the Global War on
Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (GWOTEM) or the Humanitarian Service Medal for
participation in OAR.
2. Pursuant to reference (b), award of the ACM is not authorized for service
in Afghanistan for OPERATION FREEDOM'S SENTINEL after 31 August
2021. Service in the ACM area of eligibility after 31 August 2021 for
OPERATION ENDURING SENTINEL may be recognized by the GWOTEM, provided all
other GWOTEM criteria in reference (c) are met.
3. Released by Andrew S. Haeuptle, Director, Navy Staff.//