Operation Joint Guard
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Don't forget to include an unaltered COPY of your DD-214, WD AGO 53-55 or other pre-arranged document(s).
Operation Joint Guard Display Recognition Inquiry
Telephone: 1-562-422-4100 (Pacific Time Zone)
Operation Joint Guard
Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen has approved the award of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) in addition to the Armed Forces Service Medal (AFSM) to qualifying service members participating in, or providing direct support to, Operation Joint Guard (OJE) or Operation Joint Guard (OJG). For the purposes of the award, Operation Joint Guard began Nov. 20, 1995, and ended Dec. 19, 1996. Operation Joint Guard began Dec. 20, 1996, and ended June 20, 1998.
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Awarded for In-theatre service during the Operation Period.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Henry H. Shelton recommended to Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen that he approve award of the AFEM as a one-time exception to Department of Defense (DOD) and military service policies. By policy, the AFEM is awarded to U.S. service member participants in major operations that encounter foreign armed resistance. The AFSM is awarded for service in major operations that do not encounter armed resistance. Military service and DOD decorations and awards policies limit a service member to only one decoration for the same act, achievement, or period of service.
However, Section 572 of the fiscal 1998 National Defense Authorization Act specified: "For the purpose of determining the eligibility of members and former members of the Armed Forces for the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Secretary of Defense shall designate participation in Operation Joint Guard or Operation Joint Guard in the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in such other areas in the region as the Secretary considers appropriate, as service in an area that meets the general requirements for the award of that medal."
Since all U.S. military participants in OJE or OJG have already received, or are eligible to receive, the AFSM for their peacekeeping efforts in the Former Republic of Yugoslavia in furtherance of the Dayton Peace Accords, the award of the AFEM for OJE or OJG is possible only as an exception to policy.