navy armed forces expeditionary medal | Armed Forces Service medal in case with ribbon bar and lapel pin

Armed Forces Service medal in case with ribbon bar and lapel pin. Scan shows just the medal and ribbon bar.

The Armed Forces Service Medal (AFSM) is an award of the U.S. military and was established on January 11th, 1996. The AFSM is given to personnel who partake in "significant activity" for which no other service or campaign medal is accredited. The term "significant activity" is determined by theater commanders and is usually deemed to be participation in a U.S. military operation considered to hold a high degree of scope, impact, and international significance.

The Armed Forces Service Medal (AFSM) is an award of the U.S. military and was established on January 11th, 1996. The AFSM is given to personnel who partake in "significant activity" for which no other service or campaign medal is accredited. The term "significant activity" is determined by theater commanders and is usually deemed to be participation in a U.S. military operation considered to hold a high degree of scope, impact, and international significance.

Her Majesty’s Services: A Brief Guide to British Armed Forces Ranks

Generalised UK Army rank 1890 to present, including majority of Commonwealth nations, largely unchanged today. Single chevron = Lance Corporal not private First Class. Some elite Regiments have Lance Sergents and Staff Corporals.

What to Know About the Armed Forces' National Defense Service Medal: Ribbon

The National Defense Service Medal is awarded to United States military members who served honorably during periods of national emergency.

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