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   Occupation Service Medal - Navy
Service: Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard
Instituted: 1947
Authorized: DOD 1348-33-M
Issuing Country: ( US ) - UNITED STATES
Occupation Service Medal - Navy
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  1. Authorized by the Secretary of the Navy, January 22, 1947. 
  2. Awarded for military service in one of the occupied territories after World War II. Specific eligibility requirements are outlined in U.S. Navy regulations, but the general criteria for the various areas are as follows: 1. European-African-Middle Eastern Area. Duty performed from May 8, 1945, to the dates indicated below. Military service between May 8 and November 8, 1945, shall not be credited unless the Service member was already eligible for the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal for military service performed prior to May 8, 1945 areas follows: 
  • Italy December 15, 1947 Trieste October 25, 1954 
  • Germany (except Berlin) May 5, 1955 Austria October 25, 1955 
  • Berlin October 2, 1990 2. Asiatic-Pacific Area.
  • Duty performed from September 2,1945 and April 27, 1952. Military service between September 2, 1945 and March 2, 1946, shall not be credited, unless the Service member was already eligible for the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal. Additionally, the military service that meets the requirements for the Korean Service Medal shall not be counted in determining eligibility. 
  1. Service Clasp and Devices. Recipients of the Navy Occupation Medal, depending on the circumstances, are authorized to wear the following devices:  
  • 1. Clasps. Appropriate clasps marked “Europe” and “Asia” shall be worn on the suspension ribbon of the Navy Occupation Medal. 
  • 2. Berlin Airlift Device. Awarded for military service of 90 consecutive days or more with units participating in direct support of the Berlin Airlift between June 26, 1948 and September 30, 1949.