Armed Forces Service Medal

The Armed Forces Service Medal is awarded to US military personnel who participate, or have participated, as members of United States military units in a United States military operation in which personnel of any Armed Force participate on or after 1 June 1992, that is deemed to be significant activity and encounter no foreign armed opposition or imminent hostile action. The medal shall be awarded only for operations for which no other United States service medal is approved.

This decoration was authorized in January 1996.