European Security and Defense Medal, Full Size
The European Union (EU) established this medal on 1 January 2003 to provide recognition to those who serve in EU-led crisis management operations.
Awarded to military and civilian personnel who have served 30 consecutive days either in the area of operations of a designated EU-led crisis management operations or in a EU HQ in designated positions in direct support of such operations.
The medal is always awarded with a bar to denote the mission for which it has been awarded.
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