Korean Defense Service Ribbon
Created in 2002 by order of President George W. Bush.
Criteria: Authorized for US military who served in the Republic of Korea to uphold the armistice between South and North Korea. Service in the Korean theater must have been at least thirty consecutive days.
It is retroactive to the end of the Korean War and is granted to any service performed after July 28, 1954. The National Personnel Records Center is responsible for verifying entitlement of the Korean Defense Service Ribbon to discharged members of the military who served in Korea prior to the creation of the Korean Defense Service Ribbon.