United Nations Special Service
Replacement Recognition

Site Index

      • Sample Replacement Recognition
      • Applicable Military Branches
      • Replacement Types
      • Issue Requirements
      • Issue Regulations
      • Who May Apply
      • Administration Processing and Delivery
      • How To Apply For This Display Recognition and/or Medal
      • Mailing Address
      • Questions?
      • Other Replacement Recognitions
      • Sample Replacement Recognition:
        All Five Service Branches, Army, Coast Guard,
        Marine and Navy are Applicable.

        Military Branches

        All Military Service branches are applicable:
        Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy

        Who May Apply

        • Veteran recipients
        • Active Duty recipients
        • Family Members of recipients
        • Estate Inheritors

        Replacement Types

        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

        Issue Requirements
        You must submit the following:

      • An unaltered photocopy of your DD-214 or other military issued document clearly displaying your award of the United Nations Service Medal for service in Special Service.
      • Contact The War Library if you do not have a DD-214 or: 1-562-422-4100 (Pacific Time Zone).
      • NOTICE

        This Replacement 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 Replacement Medal or a Replacement 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:

        • has been altered in any way by you after
          the original's official issue
        • contains information or corrections or
          additions that you entered
        • lists awards or training you knowingly did not receive
        • contains highlighting, colorizing or other markings you entered

        Be advised that on request any knowingly fraudulent document sent by you will be released to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that may result in prosecution and/or fine/imprisonment.

        Email Questions, or Phone: 1-562-422-4100 (Pacific Time Zone)

        Personnel Branch
        Processing and Delivery

        Style Admin Shipping Total
        Full Color .PDF (Printable) $7.50 Emailed $7.50
        Published Document only (Full Color) $14.00 $12.60 USPS $26.60
        Published Document in Heavy Bond Enclosure (Full Color) $19.00 $12.60 USPS $31.60
        Full Color Printable Certificates
        on CD-Rom (minimum 20 Certificates)
        $7.50 $7.50 By Count

      • Total/Shipping fees, above, apply to 50 U.S. states
      • Contact The War Library for international shipping cost
      • How to Apply

        You may apply for your Replacement Recognition using a...

      • Check Debit card (* Shipped within 1 week)
      • Charge card (* Shipped within 1 week)
      • Personal or Business Check ( Shipped in 6 weeks)
      • Money Order (* Shipped in 6 weeks)
      • (* Upon reception of required documentation)

        Complete and MAIL this APPLICATION FORM.
        Don't forget to include an unaltered COPY of your DD-214 or other pre-arranged document(s).


        Mailing Address

        Records Chief (REC-AMW)
        The American War Library
        817 East Via Carmelitos Ste 319
        Long Beach CA 90805-7549


        Click here for answers to common questions

        Email: UN Special Service Replacement Recognition Inquiry

        Telephone: 1-562-422-4100 (Pacific Time Zone)

        Issue Regulations

        This medal was created in 1995 to recognise United Nations service of at least 90 days duration by military personnel and civilian police for which no other award is authorised. The Sovereign has given approval for New Zealand Defence Force personnel to wear the United Nations Special Service Medal for service in the following United Nations missions:

        • United Nations Mine Clearance Training Team (UNMCTT) - Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1989-1991
        • United Nations Special Commission on Iraq (UNSCOM) - 1991-1999
        • Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) - since 1993
        • UN Department of Humanitarian Affairs Accelerated De-Mining Programme (MADP) - Mozambique, since 1995
        • United Nations De-Mining Programme (National Institute for the Removal of Obstacles and Explosive Ordnance (INAROE, 1997-2000), - Angola, 1997-2000
        • Programme for the Assistance to the Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme (UXOL) - Laos, 1997-2003
        • United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) - Iraq, 2002-2003
        • Other missions previously awarded a UN mission medal for a fixed time period that has expired.

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