NATO Medal with clasp Afghanistan: Following the completion of the mission of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) at the end of 2014, a new follow-on NATO-led mission called RESOLUTE SUPPORT was launched on 1 Jan 2015 to provide further training, advice and assistance for the Afghan security forces and institutions. Members must be contributing towards the NATO lead mission RESOLUTE SUPPORT from 1 Jan 2015. Completed 30 days continuous or 60 days accumulated service (60 days accumulated service must be achieved within a two year period) in the designated Area of Operation. A period of qualifying service is not required due to injury or death as a result of official duty.
The medal is supplied by NATO for presentation to eligible personnel. It is not inscribed with an individual’s service details and is not issued with a miniature.
To qualify for a Multiple Tour Indicator there must be a break of 180 days out of the Area of Operation and the 30 day qualifying criteria must be met.
Personnel who have already received the NATO Medal with Clasp ‘ISAF’ and have now received the NATO Medal with Clasp ‘Afghanistan’ can wear both medals (once approved). The clasps are not to be affixed to just one medal