and Observers Medal
Sample Display Recognition:
All Five Service Branches, Army, Coast Guard,
Marine and Navy are Applicable.
All Military Service branches are applicable:
Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy
You have four display types to choose from:
Black & White (No Color)
Heavy Bond Enclosure
|Heavy Bond Enclosure
Colors: Regal, Black, Navy
Trimmed in Appearance Gold
Ready for Mantle or Shelf Display
You must submit the following:
This Display Recognition is available ONLY to authorized recipients who possess orders, or authorization form, or release documentation that confirms award eligibility. (See "Issue Requirements"). To obtain either a Display or a Display Recognition for your authorized award you will be required to provide military-issued documentation authorizing your award. There are no exceptions.
You must NOT submit a military issued document or photocopy that:
|Full Color .PDF (Printable)
|Published Document only (Full Color)
|Heavy Bond Enclosure (Full Color)
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(* Upon reception of required documentation)
Complete and MAIL this APPLICATION FORM.
Don't forget to include an unaltered COPY of your DD-214, WD AGO 53-55 or other pre-arranged document(s).
Telephone: 1-562-422-4100 (Pacific Time Zone)
Multinational Force and Observers Medal
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The Multinational Force and Observers Medal was established by the Director General, Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), 24 March 1982. Presidential acceptance for the United States Armed Forces and DOD civilian personnel is announced by Department of Defense on 28 July 1982.
a. Eligibility. To qualify for the award personnel must have served with the MFO at least ninety (90) cumulative days after 3 August 1981. Effective 15 March 1985, personnel must serve 6 months (170 days minimum) with the MFO to qualify for the award. Periods of service on behalf of the MFO outside of the Sinai, and periods of leave while a member is serving with the MFO, may be counted toward eligibility for the MFO medal. Qualifying time may be lost for disciplinary reasons.
b. Awards. The Director General, MFO makes awards, or in his or her name by officials to whom he or she delegates awarding authority.
c. Presentation. Presentations are usually to be made by personnel designated by the Director General, MFO. When presentation is not accomplished, any person with MFO service who believes he or she is eligible for the award may submit a request for the award to USA HRC, ATTN: AHRCPDOPA, Alexandria, VA 223320471. This request must include complete details related to MFO duty, including geographical location and inclusive dates of service, and copies of all substantiating documents. Commanding General, USA HRC, will then forward each such request through the Office of Internal Administration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, to the Multinational Force and Observers for consideration.
d. Subsequent awards. An appropriate numeral starting with numeral 2 will indicate second and subsequent awards for each completed 6-month tour. If an individual has not completed a cumulative 6-month tour, he or she is not eligible for award of the MFO medal unless one of the following conditions exists:
(1) The award is to be made posthumously.
(2) The member is medically evacuated due to service-incurred injuries or serious illness.
(3) The member is withdrawn at the request of the parent Government for national service reasons under honorable conditions.
This medal has been in effect since August 3, 1981.
The Multinational Force & Observers Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States (and to civilian employees of the Department of Defense) who serve with the Multinational force and Observers for at least 90 cumulative days. Effective March 15, 1985, personnel must serve six months (170 days minimum) with the MFO to qualify for the medal. However, eligibility will be considered to have been satisfied if:
>> The award is made posthumously
>> The member is medically repatriated due to MFO service-incurred injuries or illness
>> The member completes a contingent tour of less than six months, as agreed between the Director General and the respective Participating State.
The design of the MFO medal is based on the logo of the Multinational Forces and Observers organization.
ORDER OF PRECEDENCE
The Multinational Force and Observers medal is worn by members of the:
>> Army: After the United Nations Medal and before the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
>> Navy,Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard: After the United Nations Medal and before the Inter-American Defense Board Medal
Additional entitlements to the MF&O medal are denoted by numerals.
Description and Symbolism
On a bronze medallion suspended by a straight bar (identical to that used by the Distinguished Flying Cross) the MFO emblem: an artistically stylized dove superimposed over an olive branch. At the top, following the contour of the medal, the words MULTINATIONAL FORCE and at the bottom, & OBSERVERS, all superimposed over a cross-hatched background. The dove and olive branch symbolize peace.
The reverse is plain except for the words UNITED / IN / SERVICE / FOR / PEACE in five lines.
The ribbon has a center stripe of white (three-eighths of an inch wide), bordered on either side by a green (one eighth of an inch wide) and orange (three eighths of an inch wide).