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Medals by Campaign 3 September 1945 to 2015

Notes:  1. Images and information on First and Second World War medals are provided on a separate page of this website.

 2. The New Zealand Defence Service Medal (NZDSM) is not a campaign medal, so is not included in this table. For more information on the NZDSM see the FAQ and Updates - NZ Defence Service Medal page of our website.

 3. For RNZN service also see the Medals Listed by RNZN Deployment 3 September 1945 to 2015 page of this website.

Campaign/Mission Start
Date
End Date Personnel Medallic Recognition Qualifying Period NZOSM also awarded Remarks
All Campaigns/Missions listed in this table --- (except for some service recognised by the Pingat Jasa Malaysia medal) 1945 current New Zealand citizens or permanent residents New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM) 7 days on the posted strength / 30 days official visits / award of a specific campaign medal for service for NZ n/a The NZOSM is awarded to all New Zealand personnel who have been on operational service since 3 Sep 1945. It is awarded in addition to any New Zealand, Commonwealth, United Nations or other campaign medal recognising a specific period of operational service. It is awarded to an individual once only, regardless of the number of times he or she deploys on operations. All service listed in this table is eligible service for the award of the NZOSM (except for some service recognised by the Pingat Jasa Malaysia medal).
Japan – British Commonwealth Occupation Force /J Force 1945 1949 Navy, Army, Air New Zealand Service Medal 1946-1949 28 days Yes, NZOSM For the period 3 Sep 1945 – 31 Mar 1949.

Personnel who served aboard HMNZ Ships Gambia and Achilles are eligible for the same award as members of J Force.
Berlin Airlift 1948 1949 Air New Zealand Operational Service Medal only 7 days n/a For service as part of the New Zealand contribution to Operation Plainfare (Berlin Airlift) in West Germany 1 Sep 1948 - 11 Aug 1949.
Korea 1950 1953 Navy, Army, Air The Korea Medal 1 day ashore/28 days afloat Yes, NZOSM For the period 2 Jul 1950 – 27 Jul 1953
Korean War Service Medal 1 day n/a Issued by the Government of the Republic of Korea for service during the period 27 Jun 1950 – 27 Jul 1953
1950 1954 UN Medal for “KOREA” 30 days Yes, NZOSM For the period 27 Jun 1950 – 27 Jul 1954
1954 1957 Army and Navy elements NZGSM with clasp “KOREA 1954-57” (non warlike) 30 days Yes, NZOSM For the period 27 Jul 1954 – 31 Dec 1957. Includes personnel who served on HMNZS Royalist Oct 1957 - Nov 1957.
1958 2000 Military Liaison Officers accredited to UN Command Military Armistice Commission NZGSM with clasp “KOREA 1958-2000” (non warlike) 30 days Yes, NZOSM For the period 1 Jan 1958 - 31 Dec 2000.  Service since 1 Jan 2001 is recognised  by the NZGSM 2002 (Korea).
2001 current UN Command Military Armistice Commission and UN Command Honour Guard Company NZGSM 2002 (Korea) 30 days Yes, NZOSM For service since 1 Jan 2001
Malayan Emergency 1948 1960 Army, Air General Service Medal (1918-62) with clasp “MALAYA” 1 day on land or one sortie Yes, NZOSM For service in Malaya the qualifying period is 16 Jun 1948 – 31 Jul 1960.  For service in Singapore the qualifying period is 16 Jun 1948 –  31 Jan 1959.
Navy Or, The Naval General Service Medal (1915-62) with clasp “MALAYA” 28 days in ships or craft on patrol in support of operations Yes, NZOSM This medal and the NZOSM are awarded to personnel who served on HMNZ Ships Pukaki Nov 1953 - Aug 1954, Kaniere Aug 1954 - Jul 1955, Pukaki Jun 1955 - Apr 1956, Kaniere Apr 1956 - May 1957, Royalist Jul 1957 - Jun 1958, Rotoiti May 1958 - Apr 1959, Pukaki Jun 1959 - Apr 1960 or Rotoiti Apr 1960 - Jul 1960.
New Zealand Operational Service Medal only Between 7 and 27 days in ships or craft on patrol in support of operations n/a Awarded to personnel who served on HMNZ Ships Black Prince Jun 1955 - Jul 1955 (for 9 days' qualifying service) or Royalist Feb 1959 - Jun 1959 (for 7 days' qualifying service).
1959 1960 Army, Air New Zealand Operational Service Medal only 7 days on the posted strength n/a For servi ce in Singapore in the period 1 Feb 1959 to 31 Jul 1960: 7 days or more service on the posted strength of a unit permanently based in Singapore.
1957 1960 Navy, Army, Air Pingat Jasa Malaysia (PJM) medal 90 days (Malaya / Singapore), or 180 days on Far East Strategic Reserve n/a RNZN deployments during the Malayan Emergency which qualify for the PJM medal are HMNZ Ships Royalist Aug 1957 - Jun 1958, Rotoiti May 1958 - Apr 1959, Pukaki Jun 1959 - Apr 1960, and Rotoiti Apr 1960 - Jul 1960.
Malaya (northern provinces) 1960 1964 Army border operations, including Air support NZGSM with clasp “MALAYA 1960-64” (warlike) 1 day / 1 sortie / 30 days official visits Yes, NZOSM For border operations during the period 1 Aug 1960 - 16 Aug 1964
Malaya (all) and Singapore 1960 1962 Navy, Army, Air Pingat Jasa Malaysia (PJM) medal 90 days (Malaya / Malaysia / Singapore), or 180 days on Far East Strategic Reserve n/a RNZN deployments during the 1 Aug 1960 - 7 Dec 1962 period which qualify for the PJM medal are HMNZ Ships Royalist Feb 1961 - Jul 1961, Pukaki Jul 1961 - May 1962, and Taranaki May 1962 - Mar 1963.
Indonesian Confrontation 1962 1966 Navy, Army, Air General Service Medal (1918-62) with clasp “BRUNEI” 1 day or one sortie Yes, NZOSM 8 – 23 Dec 1962
General Service Medal (1962) with clasp “BORNEO” 30 days Yes, NZOSM 24 Dec 1962 - 11 Aug 1966
General Service Medal (1962) with clasp “MALAY PENINSULA” 30 days Yes, NZOSM 17 Aug 1964 – 12 Jun 1965 (on land); 17 Aug 1964 - 11 Aug 1966 (sea patrols and air patrols)
Pingat Jasa Malaysia (PJM) medal 90 days (Malaysia / Singapore), or 180 days on Far East Strategic Reserve n/a RNZN deployments during the 8 Dec 1962 - 11 Aug 1966 period which qualify for the PJM medal are HMNZ Ships Taranaki May 1962 - Mar 1963, Otago Jun 1963 - Nov 1963, Taranaki Dec 1963 - Aug 1964, Otago Oct 1964 - May 1965, Royalist May 1965 - Oct 1965, Santon Apr 1965 - Nov 1965, Hickleton Apr 1965 - Nov 1965, Taranaki Nov 1965 - Apr 1966, Santon Nov 1965 - May 1966, and Hickleton Nov 1965 - Jul 1966.

Qualifying service in Singapore towards the PJM medal ended on 12 Jun 1965. Qualifying service in Malaysia continued until 31 Dec 1966.
Kashmir – United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) 1952 1976 military observers UN Medal 6 months Yes, NZOSM
Middle East – United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO) 1954 current military observers UN Medal 6 months Yes, NZOSM Personnel were seconded from UNTSO to UNEF, UNEF II, UNOGIL, ONUC, UNYOM, UNDOF, UNIFIL, UNIIMOG and UNPROFOR for short periods.
Near East – Egyptian Coast (during the Suez Crisis) 1956 1956 Navy NZGSM with clasp “NEAR EAST” (warlike) 1 day Yes, NZOSM For the period 31 Oct 1956 – 22 Dec 1956. Awarded to personnel who did not qualify for the Naval GSM (1915-62) “NEAR EAST”. Awarded to personnel who served on HMNZS Royalist during this period.
Middle East – First United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF I) 1956 1956 military observers UN Medal 90 days Yes, NZOSM NZ personnel were seconded from UNTSO to help establish UNEF
Middle East – Second United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF II) 1973 1973 military observers UN Medal 90 days Yes, NZOSM NZ personnel were seconded from UNTSO to assist with the initial deployment.
United Nations Observation Group in Lebanon (UNOGIL) 1958 1958 military observers UN Medal 6 months Yes, NZOSM One NZ person was seconded from UNTSO to establish the mission.
United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC) 1960 1960 military observers UN Medal (same medal as for UNTSO, with clasp “CONGO”) 3 months Yes, NZOSM NZ personnel were seconded from UNTSO when ONUC was first set up.
Thailand 1962 1971 Army, Air NZGSM with clasp “THAILAND” (non warlike) 30 days or 30 sorties in support Yes, NZOSM
United Nations Yemen Observation Mission (UNYOM) 1963 1964 military observers UN Medal 60 days Yes, NZOSM NZ person was seconded from UNTSO
Vietnam War 1964 1973 Navy, Army, Air Vietnam Medal 1 day ashore / 28 days afloat / visitors 30 days Yes, NZOSM Awarded for service in Vietnam between 29 May 1964 and 27 Jan 1973.
Vietnamese Campaign Medal 6 months n/a Awarded by the Government of South Vietnam
1962 1975 NZGSM with clasp “VIETNAM” 1 day/ 30 days depending on the type of service Yes, NZOSM Awarded to personnel, both military and civilian, who served in Vietnam between 1 Dec 1962 and 1 May 1975. Since 28 Feb 2008 has also awarded to those who have been awarded the Vietnam Medal.
1962 1975 NZ (Civilian) Surgical Team, NZ Embassy personnel, NZ Red Cross personnel, NZ war correspondents NZGSM with clasp “VIETNAM” 30 days Yes, NZOSM Awarded for service in Vietnam between 1 Dec 1962 and 1 May 1975.
United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) 1964 1967 civilian police UN Medal 3 months Yes, NZOSM
United Nations India-Pakistan Observation Mission (UNIPOM) 1965 1966 military observers UN Medal 6 months Yes, NZOSM Same medal as for UNMOGIP
Golan Heights - United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) 1974 1974 military observers UN Medal 90 days Yes, NZOSM Personnel were seconded from UNTSO to serve with this mission. Discontinued for observers in 1976
1982 1982
1986 1986
United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) 1978 1979 military observers UN Medal 90 days Yes, NZOSM Personnel have either been seconded from UNTSO, or served with UNIFIL whilst attached to a Royal Fijian Military Force Battalion.
1981 1982
1986 1986
Rhodesia/Zimbabwe – Commonwealth Monitoring Force (CMF) 1979 1980 cease-fire monitors Rhodesia Medal 14 days Yes, NZOSM
Zimbabwe Independence Medal n/a Approved for restricted wear only.
Indian Ocean – Operation Armilla undertaken by Royal Navy Task Group 321.1 1982 1983 Navy NZGSM with clasp “INDIAN OCEAN” (non warlike) 30 days Yes, NZOSM HMNZ Ships Canterbury and Waikato formed part of Op Armilla.
Sinai Peninsula – Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) 1982 current helicopter unit, training team, engineers, drivers NZGSM with clasp “SINAI” (non warlike) 30 days Yes, NZOSM
MFO Medal 170 days n/a
United Nations Good Offices Mission in Afghanistan and Pakistan (UNGOMAP) 1988 1990 military observers UN Medal 90 days Yes, NZOSM Personnel detached from UNDOF: the UN Medal for UNDOF with clasp indicating service with UNGOMAP.
Personnel detached from UNIFIL: the UN Medal for UNIFIL with clasp indicating service with UNGOMAP.
Personnel detached from UNTSO: the UN Medal for UNTSO with clasp indicating service with UNGOMAP.
United Nations Iran/Iraq Military Observer Group (UNIIMOG) 1988 1991 military observers, transport aircraft UN Medal 90 days Yes, NZOSM This UN Medal recognises service between Aug 1988 and 28 Feb 1991 monitoring compliance with the cease-fire between Iran and Iraq. The cease-fire came into effect on 20 Aug 1988.
Pakistan and Afghanistan – United Nations Mine Clearance Training Team (UNMCTT) 1989 1991 military engineers NZGSM with clasp “PESHAWAR”
(non warlike)
30 days Yes, NZOSM NZGSM was instituted as there was originally no UN medallic recognition. This NZGSM recognises service between 1 Apr 1989 and 31 Dec 1991.
UN Special Service Medal (UNSSM) 90 days n/a UNSSM for service with the United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Assistance to Afghanistan (UNOCHA) was awarded.
Namibia – United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG) 1989 1990 military engineers, civilian police UN Medal 90 days Yes, NZOSM
Gulf War 1990 1991 transport aircraft, medical teams NZGSM with clasp “KUWAIT”
(warlike)
1 day/30 days depending on nature of service Yes, NZOSM
Kuwait Liberation Medal n/a Awarded by the King of Saudi Arabia. Approved for restricted wear only.
King Abdulaziz Medal n/a Awarded by the King of Saudi Arabia to the RNZAF contingent commander only.
Iraq - patrolling the "no-fly zones" and associated operations 1991 2003 pilots on exchange with the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy General Service Medal 1962 with clasp “AIR OPERATIONS IRAQ” 6 sorties / 30 days / 60 days / 90 days depending on nature of service Yes, NZOSM For various service between Jul 1991 and Apr 2003
United Nations Special Commission on Iraq (UNSCOM) 1991 1999 medical teams, administration and communication personnel, civilian police NZGSM with clasp “IRAQ” 1994 (non warlike) 30 days Yes, NZOSM NZGSM was instituted as there was initially no UN recognition. Only NZDF personnel are eligible for the NZGSM; other NZ citizens (e.g. Police) are not.
UN Special Service Medal (UNSSM) 90 days n/a
United Nations Angola Verification Mission (UNAVEM II & III) 1991 1997 military observers, de-mining teams UN Medal 90 days Yes, NZOSM No NZ personnel served with UNAVEM I, which operated in Angola from Jan 1989 to May 1991. NZ involvement in UN missions in Angola began in Jul 1991 when five NZ military observers joined UNAVEM II.
Angola – United Nations Observer Mission in Angola (MONUA) 1997 2000 military observers UN Medal 90 days Yes, NZOSM Same medal as for UNAVEM
Angola – United Nations De-Mining Programme (National Institute for the Removal of Obstacles and Explosive Ordnance (INAROE) 1997 2000 mine awareness training teams UN Special Service Medal (UNSSM) 90 days Yes, NZOSM
Cambodia - United Nations Advance Mission in Cambodia (UNAMIC) 1991 1992 mine awareness training teams, Force Engineer UN Medal 90 days Yes, NZOSM
Cambodia - United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) 1992 1993 military engineers, communications personnel, naval contingent, military observers UN Medal 90 days Yes, NZOSM
1992 1993 communications personnel Australian Meritorious Unit Citation 30 days n/a The 65 NZ military personnel who served in the Force Communications Unit for 30 days between 15 Mar 1992 to 7 Oct 1993 are eligible for the Australian Meritorious Unit Citation. NZ military personnel who served with other components of UNTAC are not eligible for this Australian award.
Cambodia - United Nations Military Liaison Team (UNMLT) 1993 1994 military liaison officers UN Medal 90 days Yes, NZOSM Same medal as for UNTAC
United Nations Operations in Somalia (UNOSOM and UNOSOM II) 1992 1994 army supply detachment, transport aircraft, staff officers UN Medal 90 days Yes, NZOSM 182 NZ military personnel were awarded this UN Medal for service with UNOSOM or UNOSOM II.
Somalia – Unified Task Force (UNITAF) 1992 1993 transport aircraft, staff officers, medical personnel NZGSM with clasp “SOMALIA”
(non warlike)
30 days Yes, NZOSM 124 NZ military personnel (including 113 RNZAF personnel) were awarded this Medal for service with UNITAF.
Former Yugoslavia – United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR) 1992 1996 military observers, infantry company UN Medal 90 days Yes, NZOSM 786 NZ military personnel were awarded this UN Medal
Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) 1994 2005 technical advisers NZGSM with clasp “CAMBODIA”
(non warlike)
30 days Yes, NZOSM NZGSM was instituted as there was initially no UN medallic recognition.

NZDF involvement in CMAC ended on 30 Apr 2005.
UN Special Service Medal (UNSSM) 90 days n/a
Rwanda - United Nations Relief Mission 1994 1994 RNZAF aircraft, support personnel NZGSM with clasp “RWANDA”
(non warlike)
30 days Yes, NZOSM
United Nations Mission in Haiti (UNMIH) 1994 1995 military observers UN Medal 90 days Yes, NZOSM
United Nations Operation in Mozambique (ONUMOZ).
Included the Mine Clearance Training Centre (MCTC) and Mozambique Mine Action Centre (MOZMAC)
1994 1995 mine clearance trainers, staff officers, programme commander UN Medal 90 days Yes, NZOSM
Or, NZGSM with clasp “MOZAMBIQUE”
(non warlike)
30 days Yes, NZOSM NZGSM instituted for de-mining pers only from 1 Feb 1994. For those not recognised by the award of a UN medal.
Mozambique - UN Department of Humanitarian Affairs Accelerated De-Mining Programme (MADP) 1995 2005 mine clearance trainers NZGSM with clasp “MOZAMBIQUE”
(non warlike)
30 days Yes, NZOSM NZGSM was instituted as there was initially no UN medallic recognition.

NZDF involvement in MADP ended on 30 Jun 2005.
UN Special Service Medal (UNSSM) 90 days n/a
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – United Nations Preventive Deployment Force (UNPREDEP) 1995 1999 military observers UN Medal 90 days Yes, NZOSM 7 NZ military personnel were awarded this UN Medal
Croatia - United Nations Confidence Restoration Operation (UNCRO) 1995 1996 military observers Same medal as for UNPROFOR. 10 NZ military personnel were awarded this UN Medal for service with UNCRO.
Arabian Gulf Region – Multinational Interception Force (MIF) - Operation DELPHIC 1995 1996 Navy NZGSM with clasp “ARABIAN GULF” (non warlike) 30 days Yes, NZOSM
Arabian Gulf Region - Operation GRIFFIN 1998 1998 Navy
Kuwait – Coalition Joint Task Force 1998 2001 military observers
Bosnia – Implementation Force (IFOR) 1996 1996 military observers, artillery and armoured contingents NATO Medal with clasp “FORMER YUGOSLAVIA” 30 days Yes, NZOSM 24 NZ military personnel were awarded this NATO Medal for service with IFOR
Bosnia – Stabilisation Force (SFOR) 1996 2004 military observers, artillery and armoured contingents NATO Medal with clasp “FORMER YUGOSLAVIA”
30 days Yes, NZOSM More than 110 NZ military personnel were awarded this NATO Medal for service with SFOR
or
NATO Medal for Non-Article 5 Operations in the Balkans
30 days Yes, NZOSM Replaced NATO Medal with clasp “FORMER YUGOSLAVIA” from 3 Dec 2002.  Awarded for service between 3 Dec 2002 and 1 Dec 2004.
Bosnia-Herzegovina - European Union Force (EUFOR) 2004 2007 military observers European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) Service Medal 30 days Yes, NZOSM Replaced NATO Medal for Non-Article 5 Operations in the Balkans, from 2 Dec 2004.  Awarded for service with Op Althea.  NZDF involvement in Op Althea ended on 30 Jun 2007.
United Nations Transitional Administration for Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Sirmium (UNTAES) 1995 1997 military observers UN Medal 90 days Yes, NZOSM This UN mission operated in the northeast portion of Croatia. 11 NZ military personnel were awarded this UN Medal.
United Nations Mission of Observers in Prevlaka (UNMOP) 1995 2002 military observers UN Medal 90 days Yes, NZOSM This UN mission operated on the Prevlaka Peninsula, Croatia. 4 NZ military personnel were awarded this UN Medal.
Laos – Programme for Assistance to the Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme (UXOL) 1997 2003 mine awareness training teams, logistics personnel UN Special Service Medal (UNSSM) 90 days Yes, NZOSM NZDF involvement in UXOL began on 1 Jul 1997 and ended in 2003.
Bougainville – Truce Monitoring Group (TMG) and Peace Monitoring Group (PMG) 1997 2003 military observers, civilian police, Navy NZGSM with clasp “BOUGAINVILLE” (non warlike) 30 days Yes, NZOSM The Truce Monitoring Group (TMG) ran from 6 Dec 1997 to 30 Apr 1998. The Peace Monitoring Group (PMG) ran from 1 May 1998 to 30 Jun 2003.
New Zealand Operational Service Medal only Between 7 and 27 days in ships or craft supporting operations n/a Awarded to personnel who served on HMNZS Canterbury 27 Nov 1997 to 10 Dec 1997.
Bougainville – Op CONCAT 1999 military engineers NZGSM with clasp “BOUGAINVILLE” (non warlike) 30 days Yes, NZOSM
United Nations Observer Mission in Sierra Leone (UNOMSIL) and United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) 1998 2005 military observers UN Medal 90 days Yes, NZOSM Same medal for both missions.  NZDF involvement in UNAMSIL ended on 30 Jun 2005.
East Timor – United Nations Assistance Mission in East Timor (UNAMET) 1999 1999 Military liaison officers, civilian police The East Timor Medal 1 day, 7 days or 30 days Yes, NZOSM
UN Medal 90 days Yes, NZOSM The UN Medal is only awarded to military personnel and civilian police.
International Force in East Timor (INTERFET) 1999 2000 Navy, Army, Air, civilian police, corrections officers, customs officers The East Timor Medal 1 day, 7 days or 30 days Yes, NZOSM
INTERFET Medal 30 days n/a NZDF personnel served with INTERFET during the period 20 Sep 1999 to 22 Feb 2000.
3 Squadron, RNZAF, in East Timor 1999 2002 RNZAF Australian Meritorious Unit Citation   n/a Personnel who served in 3 Squadron, RNZAF, between 20 Sep 1999 and 30 Nov 2002 are eligible for the Australian Meritorious Unit Citation. These personnel were members of INTERFET and/or UNTAET so are also eligible for the relevant medallic recognition for service in INTERFET and/or UNTAET.
United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) 1999 2002 Navy, Army, Air, civilian police, corrections officers, customs officers The East Timor Medal 1 day, 7 days or 30 days Yes, NZOSM
UN Medal 90 days Yes, NZOSM Same medal as for UNAMET. The UN Medal is only awarded to military personnel and civilian police. UNTAET was established on 25 Oct 1999. The NZ Military Liaison Officers with UNAMET became UN Military Observers under UNTAET on 27 Oct 1999. Most NZDF personnel remained under INTERFET command until 21 Feb 2000. By 23 Feb 2000 all NZDF personnel had been transferred to UNTAET command. UNTAET was replaced by UNMISET on 20 May 2002, when Timor-Leste became an independent nation.
United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET) 2002 2005 military observers, staff officers The East Timor Medal 30 days Yes, NZOSM 30 day criteria took effect from 1 Jan 2003.
UN Medal 90 days Yes, NZOSM Same medal as for UNAMET and UNTAET. The UN Medal is only awarded to military personnel and civilian police. NZ personnel served with UNMISET between 20 May 2002 and 20 May 2005. UNMISET was replaced by UNOTIL on 20 May 2005.
New Zealand Training Assistance Team to the East Timor Defence Force (NZTAT) 2002 2006 The East Timor Medal 30 days Yes, NZOSM 30 day criteria took effect from 1 Jan 2003. Eligibility for The East Timor Medal ended on 27 Apr 2006. Operational service in Timor-Leste on or after 28 Apr 2006 is recognised by the NZGSM (TIMOR-LESTE).
United Nations Office in Timor-Leste (UNOTIL) 2005 2006 military training advisors to the Timorese Border Patrol Unit The East Timor Medal 30 days Yes, NZOSM UNOTIL replaced UNMISET on 20 May 05. UNOTIL was replaced by the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) on 25 Aug 2006.
UN Special Service Medal (UNSSM) 90 days n/a The UNSSM, with clasp “Timor Leste”, was only awarded to military personnel and civilian police. NZ military personnel served with UNOTIL between 20 May 2005 and 24 Aug 2006.
United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) 1999 2008 military liaison officers UN Medal 90 days Yes, NZOSM Several NZDF personnel who served with UNMIK were also awarded the NATO KFOR Medal in acknowledgement of the close liaison they had with KFOR in their roles with UNMIK. These personnel were permitted to accept the KFOR Medal as a memento only.
NATO Kosovo Force (KFOR) see remarks NATO Medal with clasp “KOSOVO” n/a No formal NZDF deployment. Awarded to two NZDF personnel who deployed to KFOR with their host units while on Exercise Long Look in 2002. The permission granted did not include those personnel who were presented the NATO Medal with clasp “KOSOVO” in recognition of service they gave while posted to UNMIK.
Solomon Islands - Operation Purple Haze 1 and 2, Operation Zephyr, and the International Peace Monitoring Team (IPMT) 2000 2002 Army, Navy, RNZAF, civilian police, MFAT personnel NZGSM (SOLOMON ISLANDS) 30 days or 7 sorties Yes, NZOSM This was one of the first new NZGSMs. The distinction between warlike and non-warlike was removed.
Regional Assistance Mission in the Solomon Islands (RAMSI) 2003 2013 military personnel, civilian police, MFAT personnel
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom 2001 2014 SAS, Navy, RNZAF aircraft NZGSM (AFGHANISTAN) Primary Operational Area:
1 day or 1 sortie;
30 days for visits etc. Secondary Operational Area:
30 days or 7 sorties;
30 days for visits etc
Yes, NZOSM This was one of the first NZGSM 2002s. The distinction between warlike and non-warlike was removed.
Afghanistan - Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO) 2001 2008 Navy, RNZAF aircraft
Headquarters Coalition Joint Task Force Afghanistan 2002 2009 staff officers
Afghanistan - New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) 2003 2013 military personnel NZGSM (AFGHANISTAN) Primary Operational Area:
1 day
Yes, NZOSM  
NATO Medal for the Non-Article 5 ISAF Operation in Afghanistan 30 days n/a The NATO Medal is only awarded for service on TG CRIB after 25 Oct 2006, when TG CRIB (rotation 9) came under NATO ISAF command. Personnel on TG CRIB rotations 1 to 8 are therefore not eligible to be awarded this medal, given that they were under American, rather than NATO ISAF, command.
Afghanistan - International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) (initially UK-led; NATO led since 11 Aug 2003) 2002 current staff officers, instructors, medical personnel NZGSM (AFGHANISTAN) Primary Operational Area:
1 day
Yes, NZOSM  
NATO Medal for the Non-Article 5 ISAF Operation in Afghanistan 30 days n/a The NATO Medal is only awarded for service since 11 Aug 2003.
United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) 2004 2014 military liaison officer NZGSM (AFGHANISTAN) Primary Operational Area:
1 day
Yes, NZOSM NZ personnel served with UNAMA from Dec 2004 to 2014.
UN Special Service Medal (UNSSM) 90 days n/a The UNSSM, with clasp “AFGHANISTAN”, is only awarded to military personnel and civilian police.
Iraq – United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) 2002 2003 NZGSM with clasp “IRAQ” 1994 (non warlike) 30 days Yes, NZOSM
UN Special Service Medal (UNSSM) 90 days n/a
Iraq - UN Mine Action Rapid Response Plan (UNMARRP) 2003 2004 military personnel NZGSM (IRAQ 2003) 1 day, 1 sortie or 30 days Yes, NZOSM  
Iraq - Reconstruction Assistance (working alongside the British led International Force) 2003 2004 military engineers, support staff
United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) 2005 2014 military advisor NZGSM (IRAQ 2003) 1 day, 1 sortie or 30 days Yes, NZOSM NZ personnel served with UNAMI from Jan 2005 to Oct 2014.
UN Special Service Medal (UNSSM) 90 days n/a  
United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) 2005 2011 military observers (UNMOs) and a staff officer UN Medal 90 days Yes, NZOSM NZ personnel served with UNMIS from 17 Sep 2005 to 8 Jul 2011. Subsequently NZDF personnel served with UNMISS.
Timor-Leste - the Australian led Operation to restore law and order in Timor-Leste 2006 2012 infantry, RNZAF helicopters, civilian police NZGSM (TIMOR-LESTE) 30 days Yes, NZOSM

The NZGSM (TIMOR-LESTE) recognises operational service in Timor-Leste between 28 Apr 2006 and 31 Dec 2012.

The largest NZDF contribution to the Australian Defence Force led Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) 631 were those personnel on OP KORU, Task Group (TG) GYRO.

Timor-Leste Solidarity Medal (Medalha Solidariedade de Timor-Leste) 180 days n/a The Timor-Leste Solidarity Medal (Medalha Solidariedade de Timor-Leste) recognises operational service in Timor-Leste between 1 May 2006 and 31 Dec 2012.
United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) 2006 2012 military observers, civilian police NZGSM (TIMOR-LESTE) 30 days Yes, NZOSM UNMIT replaced UNOTIL on 25 Aug 2006. UNMIT ended its mission in Timor-Leste on 31 Dec 2012.
UN Medal 90 days n/a

The UN Medal is only awarded to military personnel and civilian police.

The NZDF personnel deployed to UNMIT were those on OP KORU, Task Group (TG) TOA. Up to two NZDF personnel served on TG TOA at any one time.

NZ Police who only served on Rotation 1 (Jul 2006 to Oct 2006) did not complete the 90 days' service after 25 Aug 2006 required for the award of the UN Medal for UNMIT.

Timor-Leste Solidarity Medal (Medalha Solidariedade de Timor-Leste) 180 days n/a The Timor-Leste Solidarity Medal (Medalha Solidariedade de Timor-Leste) recognises operational service in Timor-Leste between 1 May 2006 and 31 Dec 2012.
United Nations Mine Action Coordination Centre in Southern Lebanon (UNMACC-SL) 2007 2008 mine clearance personnel UN Special Service Medal (UNSSM) 90 days Yes, NZOSM NZ personnel served with the United Nations Mine Action Coordination Centre in Southern Lebanon from 11 Feb 2007 to 7 Feb 2008.
Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Combined Task Force 151 (CTF 151) - Counter Piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden, Western Indian Ocean, and off the eastern coasts of Somalia, Yemen and Oman 2009 current RNZN Ships, RNZAF aircraft, Command Staff for CTF 151 NZGSM (COUNTER-PIRACY) 30 days Yes, NZOSM The first large NZDF deployment was the frigate HMNZS TE MANA’s Nov 2013 to Feb 2014 service as part of Combined Task Force 151 and NATO’s Operation Ocean Shield.Since then Air Force, Navy and Army personnel have served on a range of maritime counter-piracy operations in this area of the world.
United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) 2011 current military observers (UNMOs) and a staff officer UN Medal 90 days Yes, NZOSM NZ personnel have served with UNMISS from 9 Jul 2011. Previously NZDF personnel served with UNMIS.
United Nations Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) 2012 2012 military observers (UNMOs) and a staff officer UN Medal   Yes, NZOSM Six NZDF personnel served with UNSMIS over the period 16 May 2012 to 25 Aug 2012. All have qualified for the award of the UN Medal for UNSMIS.
NATO’s Operation Ocean Shield - Counter Piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden, Western Indian Ocean, and off the eastern coasts of Somalia, Yemen and Oman 2014 2014 RNZN Ship NATO Medal 'Africa' 30 days (continuous service) Yes, NZOSM Awarded to the crew of the frigate HMNZS TE MANA for the Jan 2014 to Feb 2014 service as part of NATO’s Operation Ocean Shield.
 

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