Service: All Services
Instituted: 1942 Dates: 7 December 1941 to 2 March 1946
Criteria: Service in the Asiatic-Pacific theater for 30 days or receipt of any combat decoration
Devices: All Services: Bronze, Silver Star; Army/Air Force: Bronze arrowhead; Navy: Bronze Marine Corps device
Authorized on November 6, 1942 and amended on March 15, 1946. Awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces for at least 30 consecutive (60 nonconsecutive) days service (less if in combat) within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater between December 7, 1941 and March 2, 1946.