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DoD terminates Iraq Campaign Medal

May. 31, 2012 - 08:47AM   |   Last Updated: May. 31, 2012 - 08:47AM  |  
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Policy guidance officially terminating the Iraq Campaign Medal and Operation New Dawn has been issued by the Pentagon.

An order terminating the campaign medal was issued April 23 by the Defense Department, but is effective to Dec. 31, 2011, the day Operation New Dawn ended.

This means the ICM is not authorized for service in Iraq that occurred Jan. 1 and later.

The Defense Department earlier designated these seven campaign phases for the war in Iraq:

• Liberation of Iraq, March 19, 2003-May 1, 2003

• Transition of Iraq, May 2, 2003-June 28, 2004

• Iraqi Governance, June 29, 2004-Dec. 15, 2005

• National Resolution, Dec. 16, 2005-Jan. 9, 2007

• Iraqi surge, Jan. 10, 2007-Dec. 31, 2008

• Iraqi Sovereignty, Jan. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2010

• New Dawn, Sept. 1, 2010-Dec. 31, 2011

U.S. military troop levels during these campaign phases ranged from 67,700 in 2003 to 4,100 in early 2012, with highs of 148,300 in 2007 and 157,800 in 2008, according to data compiled by the Congressional Research Service.

For award eligibility specifics based on service during these campaigns, soldiers should consult Paragraph 2-17 of Army Regulation 600-8-22 (Military Awards).

Basic criteria require that soldiers must have served in direct support of land, air or sea (out to 12 miles) operations in Iraq.

Under Army policy, one bronze star shall be worn on the suspension and campaign ribbon of the ICM to denote participation in each designated campaign, according to the awards branch of Human Resources Command.

If a soldier's initial period of deployment overlaps one or more of the approved campaign phases, the soldier is entitled to wear the appropriate number of bronze service stars.

A bronze service star is not authorized for periods when the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal was awarded.

Personnel officials note that soldiers who qualified for the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for service in Iraq March 19, 2003, through April 30, 2005, remain qualified for that medal.

However, such soldiers may be awarded the ICM in lieu of the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for such service.

Soldiers cannot be awarded both medals for the same period.

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