Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Ribbon
Service: All Services
Instituted: 2003 Dates 2001 to present
Criteria: Active participation in, or support of, Opera_tions ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, NOMAD SHADOW or follow-on operations while deployed abroad for service in the Global War on Terrorism.
Devices: All Services: Bronze Star
All of our ribbons come unmounted and with no holding bar.
Awarded for duty in a deployed status and participation in designated anti-terrorism operation for a period of either 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days of duty.
n June of 2005, the GWOTEM was discontinued for service within Iraq and Afghanistan, with such service now being recognized with the Iraq Campaign Medal and Afghanistan Campaign Medal. Personnel who received the GWOTEM for previous service in these two regions may elect to exchange the GWOTEM or retain the original decoration.
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