Qualifying Dates: 1 Jul 1992 to present
Awarded to various military of the world under the authority of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. There are currently nine versions of the NATO Medal in existence, for service in Yugoslavia, Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia, two for service during Article 5 operations (Eagle Assist, Active Endeavor), and three for Non-Article 5 NATO operations (ISAF, Balkans, NTM-Iraq).
In addition, there are corresponding clasps for operations such as ISAF, Kosovo, Former Yugoslavia, NTM-Iraq (NATO Training Mission-Iraq) and clasps designating Article 5, and Non-Article 5 designations. The "Former Yugoslavia Bar" bar has been removed from the original medal since it is not authorized per Dept of Defense regulations.