The NATO Medal with clasp ‘ISAF’ is awarded for participation in NATO-led operations conducted in Afghanistan.
To qualify, members of the ADF are required to meet the following policy stipulated by NATO:
“The qualifying period in the Joint Area of Operations (JOA) is thirty (30) days continuous or accumulated service from 1 June 2003 and a termination date, which will be notified in a supplementary document. The normal period of qualifying service is 30 days continuous or accumulated service in any single tour, provided they have not been convicted of serious misconduct or crimes during their period of service within the JOA.”
Aircrew force assigned to Operation Slipper need to complete 30 sorties, flown at the rate of one sortie per day, and flown from outside the area of operations within a single tour.
The qualifying period is not required in the event of death in action, missing presumed killed in action or evacuation from the operational area in the event of injury while on duty with the operation.
Please note bars are available as a separate purchase.