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Republic of Korea War Service Medal

The Republic of Korea War Service Medal was introduced by South Korea in 1951 to recognize the assistance provided by members of the United Nations forces in combatting communist aggression in Korea.

During the Korean War, Australia used the Imperial Honours and Awards System and was therefore subject to the award policies set by the United Kingdom at the time. The regulations of the day did not permit the acceptance or wearing of this medal by British Commonwealth military personnel.

Following a campaign by the Australian Council of Korea Veterans Associations, a new offer of the medal was made by the South Korean government which was accepted, and approved for wear, by the Governor-General in 2017.

Eligibility for the Medal

Veterans who have been awarded with the Australian Active Service Medal 1945-75 with Clasp KOREA are also eligible for the Republic of Korea War Service medal. The eligibility criteria, as directed by the Republic of Korea, is as follows:

Served between 25 June 1950 and 27 July 1953

  • The service prescribed must have been performed:
  • While on permanent assignment; or
  • While on temporary duty within the territorial limits of Korea or on waters immediately adjacent thereto for 30 consecutive days or 60 days not consecutive; or
  • While as crew members of aircraft in aerial flight over Korea participating in actual combat operations or in support of combat operations.

Australian Operational Service Medal.

Greater Middle East

This medal recognises service on Operations MANITOU and ACCORDION       from 1 July 2014.

Eligible Service

A summary of the eligible service is:

  • 30 days service, continuous or aggregated, on either of the above operations;
  • The ADF member is the force assigned for operational duties.
  • The medal is a cupro-nickel medal finished in antique silver. The obverse bears an old-world stylized world globe signifying global operations, interlinked with a Federation Star. The globe is surrounded by the words ‘AUSTRALIAN OPERATIONAL SERVICE MEDAL’.

The reverse bears a central horizontal stylized scroll with the words ‘Defending Australia and its national interests’, overlaying a wreath of mimosa, above which sits an hour glass motif signifying the ongoing vigilance and timely response of Defence.

Accumulated Service Device

An ADF member on a second or subsequent deployment to Operations MANITOU or ACCORDION may be awarded an accumulated service device on completion of the prescribed qualifying period.


The colors of the ribbon have been chosen to represent specific aspects of the Greater Middle East Operation. Bone to represent sand, green to represent Australia and hope, black to represent anti-piracy, and blue to represent the maritime and air aspects.

Australian Operational Service Medal – Special Operations

 The Australian Operational Service Medal (AOSM) – Special Operations recognizes the service of Australian Defence Force members on special operations as declared by the Chief of the Defence Force from 1 November  2019.

Eligible Service

 The AOSM – Special Operations recognizes the service of Australian               
Defense Force members on special operations as declared by the Chief of the Defence Force from 1 November 2019.