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   Occupation Medal - Army of
Service: army
Instituted: 1946
Authorized: DOD 1348-33-M
Issuing Country: ( US ) - UNITED STATES
Occupation Medal - Army of
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Devices
Description:
  1. Established by the Secretary of War in 1946. 
  2. Awarded for military service of 30 or more consecutive days of duty in one of the occupied territories after World War II. Military service in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater between May 9 and November 8, 1945, and in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater between September 3, 1945 and March 2, 1946, shall only be considered if the Service member received the applicable theater campaign medal for military service in the theater before the inclusive periods previously mentioned.  
  • 1. Army of Occupation of Germany ( Exclusive of Berlin). Military service between May 9, 1945 and May 5, 1955. Military service with a unit designated by the Department of the Army as "having met the requirements for, or the individual award of, the Berlin Airlift device" shall also qualify the Service member for the Army of Occupation Medal. 
  • 2. Army of Occupation of Austria. Military service between May 9, 1945 and July 27, 1955. 
  • 3. Army of Occupation of Berlin. Military service between May 9, 1945 and October 2, 1990. 
  • 4. Army of Occupation of Italy. Military service between May 9, 1945 and September 15, 1947 in the compartment of Venezia Giulia e Zara, the Province of Udine, or with a unit in Italy designated by the Secretary of the Army. 
  • 5. Army of Occupation of Japan. Military service between September 3, 1945 and April 27, 1952, in the main and offshore islands of Japan, the Ryukyu Islands, and Bonin-Volcano Islands. Military service that meets the requirements for the Korean Service Medal shall not be counted in determining eligibility. 
  • 6. Army of Occupation of Korea. Military service between September 3, 1945 and June 29, 1949. 

 

  1. Service Clasps and Devices. Recipients of the Army of Occupation Medal, depending on the circumstances, are a authorized to wear the following devices. 
  • 1. Army of Occupation Medal Clasp. A bronze bar with the word "Germany" or "Japan" inscribed, thereon. 
  • 2. Berlin Airlift Device. between June 26 and September 30, Airlift. Awarded for military service of 92 consecutive days, 1949, with a unit credited with participation in the Berlin