Appendix 8 – Eligible service lists

Figure 9N8-1  Eligible Service List for the General Campaign Star - ALLIED FORCE (GCS-AF)
Mission Start Date End Date Canadian OP Name Note
Operation Allied Force - Op AF 24-Mar-99 10-Jun-99 OP ECHO The Air Space over Kosovo and other territories of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the Adriatic and Ionian seas. 441 and 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron.

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Figure 9N8-2  Eligible Service List for the General Campaign Star - South-West Asia (GCS-SWA)
Mission Start Date End Date Canadian OP Name
Health Support Service (HSS) Company - Kabul, Afghanistan 24-Apr-03 17-Oct-05 OP ATHENA
International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Headquarters - Kabul, Afghanistan 24-Apr-03 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA
Kabul Multinational Brigade (KMNB) Headquarters - Kabul, Afghanistan 24-Apr-03 17-Oct-05 OP ATHENA
Liaison Officer - International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) - Bagram, Afghanistan 24-Apr-03 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA
National Command Element (NCE) - Kabul, Afghanistan 24-Apr-03 17-Oct-05 OP ATHENA
National Support Element (NSE) - Kabul, Afghanistan 24-Apr-03 17-Oct-05 OP ATHENA
Task Force Kabul Headquarters - Kabul, Afghanistan 24-Apr-03 17-Oct-05 OP ATHENA
Battle Group (BG) - Kabul, Afghanistan 19-Jul-03 17-Oct-05 OP ATHENA
Canadian Task Force (CA TF) - Kandahar, Afghanistan 31-Jul-05 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA
Camp Julian Closure Team - Kabul, Afghanistan 25-Sep-05 21-Nov-05 OP ATHENA
Rotation Staff Assistance Team (RSAT) - Kandahar, Afghanistan 14-Jul-06 until members returned to Canada OP ATHENA
All Source Intelligence Centre (ASIC) - Kandahar, Afghanistan 31-Jul-06 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA
Battle Group (BG) - Kandahar, Afghanistan 31-Jul-06 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA
Combat Support Elements (CSE) - Kandahar, Afghanistan 31-Jul-06 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA
Commander of Kandahar Airfield (COMKAF) 31-Jul-06 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA
Defence and Security Platoon (D&S Plt) 31-Jul-06 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA
Engineer Support Unit (ESU) - Kandahar, Afghanistan 31-Jul-06 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA
Health Support Service (HSS) Company - Kandahar, Afghanistan 31-Jul-06 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA
Military Police Company (MP COY) - Kandahar, Afghanistan 31-Jul-06 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA
National Command Element (NCE) - Kandahar, Afghanistan 31-Jul-06 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA
National Support Element (NSE) - Kandahar, Afghanistan 31-Jul-06 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA
Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) - Kandahar, Afghanistan 31-Jul-06 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA
Regional Command (South) (RC(S) HQ) - Kandahar, Afghanistan 31-Jul-06 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA
Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Unit (TUAV) - Kandahar, Afghanistan 31-Jul-06 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA
Coalition Joint Task Force - 76 (CJTF-76) - Kabul, Afghanistan 05-Oct-06 01-Aug-07 OP ATHENA
Joint Task Force Afghanistan HQ (JTF-A HQ) - Kandahar, Afghanistan 01-Nov-06 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA
Operational Mentoring and Liaison Team (OMLT) - Kandahar, Afghanistan 01-Nov-06 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA
Joint Provincial Co-ordination Centre (JPCC) - Kandahar, Afghanistan 01-Aug-07 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA
Canadian Helicopter Force - Afghanistan (CHF-A) - Kandahar, Afghanistan 01-Nov-08 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA
Joint Task Force Afghanistan Air Wing - Kandahar, Afghanistan 01-Nov-08 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA
Staff and Language Training Centre - Afghanistan (SLTC - A) - Kabul, Afghanistan 01-Nov-08 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA
Canadian Heron UAV Detachment (CHUD) - Kandahar, Afghanistan 10-Dec-08 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA
Joint Mission Support Group (JMSG) - Kandahar, Afghanistan 01-Apr-09 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA
Afghan Regional Security Integration Command (ARSIC) - Kandahar, Afghanistan 01-Aug-09 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA
CAF members in Afghanistan 01-Aug-09 05-Oct-21 All CAF members in Afghanistan from 1 Aug 09 to the 5 Oct 21, qualify towards the GCS-SWA, regardless of the organization they are under. This also includes those member that deploy directly from a NATO position into Afghanistan.
Canadian Defence Attaché (CDA) - Kandahar, Afghanistan 01-Aug-09 05-Oct-21 OP ATHENA
Canadian Governance and Security Office (CGSO) - Kandahar, Afghanistan 01-Aug-09 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA
Canadian personnel integrated with US Combined Joint Task Force 82 (CJTF 82) - Kabul, Afghanistan 01-Aug-09 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA
Combined Security Transitional Command - Afghanistan (CSTC-A) - Kandahar, Afghanistan 01-Aug-09 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA
Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Deployed under OP Altair 01-Aug-09 14-May-14 OP ATHENA
Military Security Guard Unit (MSGU) - Kandahar, Afghanistan 01-Aug-09 05-Oct-21 OP ATHENA
Canada’s participation in the NATO Training Mission–Afghanistan (NTM-A) 21-Nov-09 14-Mar-14 OP ATTENTION
Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Fredericton 19-Feb-10 04-Apr-10 OP SAIPH
Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Charlottetown 23-Apr-12 21-Aug-12 OP ARTEMIS
Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Regina 23-Aug-12 20-Jan-13 OP ARTEMIS
Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Toronto 03-Feb-13 31-Jul-13 OP ARTEMIS
Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Toronto - Second Crew 01-Aug-13 03-Feb-14 OP ARTEMIS
Close Protection Team in support of Canadian Diplomatic Mission in Kabul, Afghanistan 01-Feb-14 05-Oct-21 OP ADDENDA
Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Regina 15-Feb-14 14-May-14 OP ARTEMIS
Service of CAF members deployed to Afghanistan to participate in Op AEGIS. 30-Jul-21 05-Oct-21 OP AEGIS
International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Spokesman - Kabul, Afghanistan Rotating NATO Position 01-Dec-11 OP ATHENA

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Figure 9N8-3  Eligible Service List for the General Campaign Star - EXPEDITION (GCS-EXP)
Mission Start Date End Date Canadian OP Name Note
CAF exchange personnel with American Forces (Operation Iraq Freedom) inside the theatre of operations consisting of the political boundaries of Iraq and its airspace. 20-Jan-03 Present NIL CAF exchange personnel with American Forces in Iraq are eligible because the US does not award its service medals to foreigners but those who serve with United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) or personnel on exchange with the British Forces are not eligible as they receive a medal for their service from either the UN or the UK.
Service by CAF members inside the theatre of operations consisting of the political boundaries of Iraq, its airspace and territorial waters. 28-Aug-14 Present OP IMPACT  
Service by CAF members inside the theatre of operations consisting of the political boundaries of Syria, its airspace and territorial waters. 20-Apr-15 Present OP IMPACT  

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Figure 9N8-4  Eligible Service List for the General Service Medal - ALLIED FORCE (GSM-AF)
Country / Unit Start Date End Date Canadian OP Name
Operation Allied Force - OP AF Aviano and/or Vicenza, Italy or in Skopje, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. 24-Mar-99 10-Jun-99 OP ECHO

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Figure 9N8-5  Eligible Service List for the General Service Medal - SOUTH-WEST ASIA (GSM-SWA)
Mission Start Date End Date
Logistics Support - Taranto, Italy. 01-May-03 31-Jul-09
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - International Peace Operations Branch (RCMP-IPOB) Kandahar, Afghanistan. 01-Jun-03 10-Apr-10
Interim Staging Team (IST) - Istanbu, Turkey. 02-Jun-03 17-Oct-05
Tactical Airlift Unit (TAU) - United Arab Emirates - Camp Mirage. 17-Aug-03 17-Oct-05
Theatre Support Element (TSE) - United Arab Emirates - Camp Mirage. 17-Aug-03 17-Oct-05
Interim Staging Team (IST) - Istanbu, Turkey. 31-Jul-06 31-Jul-09
Liaison Officer - ISAF - Al Udeid Air Base, Doha, Qatar. 31-Jul-06 15-Nov-11
Tactical Airlift Unit (TAU) - United Arab Emirates - Camp Mirage. 31-Jul-06 03-Nov-10
Theatre Support Element (TSE) - United Arab Emirates - Camp Mirage. 31-Jul-06 03-Nov-10
Service of Canadian personnel deployed to Islamabad and Quetta, Pakistan in the position of Liaison Officer (LNO) to the Pakistan Military. 11-Sep-06 Present
Intermediate Staging Team (IST) - Host nation. 01-Nov-07 14-Mar-14
Canadian Detachment, United States Air Force E3 Airborne Warning and Control System - Host Nation. 01-Aug-09 Present
Coalition Intelligence Fusion Centre (CFIC) - Intelligence Analyst Bahrain. 01-Aug-09 21-May-14
Combined Air and Space Operations Center (CAOC) - Al Udeid Air Base, Doha, Qatar. 01-Aug-09 04-Oct-14
Fleet Logistical Support (FLS) - Host Nation. 01-Aug-09 21-Apr-12
Liaison Officer-Naval - Bahrain. 01-Aug-09 21-May-14
Military Police detachments that are in charge of security of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships in various European Ports. 01-Aug-09 14-Mar-14
Military Police detachments that are in charge of security of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships in various North African Ports. 01-Aug-09 14-Mar-14
71st Expeditionary Air Control Squadron (EACS) - Al Udeid Air Base, Doha, Qatar. 12-Feb-12 04-Oct-14
Service of CAF members deployed to forward logistics sites (FLS) in direct support to Canadian ships attached to the Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, 151 or 152 (OP ARTEMIS), while conducting activities in the ports located in the following countries: republic of Djibouti, Oman, united Arab emirates, Kenya, India, Egypt, Tanzania, Bahrain and Pakistan, and any other ports contiguous to the naval theatre consisting of the Persian gulf, the gulf of Oman, the gulf of Aden, the red sea, the Suez canal and those parts of the Indian ocean and the Arabian sea that are west of sixty-eight degrees east longitude and north of five degrees south latitude. 22-Apr-12 14-May-14

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Figure 9N8-6  Eligible Service List for the General Service Medal - EXPEDITION (GSM-EXP)
Mission Start Date End Date Canadian OP Name Note
Canadian Detachment Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS), United States Air Force, Air Expeditionary Wing, Prince Sultan Air Base, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 27-Feb-03 Present    
Qatar - al Udeid Air Base, Dohra. 05-Oct-14 Present    
Service of Defence team members serving in Kuwait as part of OP IMPACT. 05-Oct-14 Present OP IMPACT This includes, but is not limited to the following locations: Ali al Salam Air Base Ahmed al Jabar Air Base, al Mubarak Air Base, camp Arifjan, the Strategic Lines of Communications (SLOC) detachment Kuwait or Operational Support Hub (OSH) Kuwait.
Service of members of the Defence Team deployed with the Canadian detachment, United States Air Force, Air Expeditionary Wing, al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. 01-Jul-17 Present OP IMPACT  
Service of members of the Defence Team deployed with the Canadian detachment, United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) Control and Reporting Center (CRC), al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. 20-Oct-18 Present OP FOUNDATION  
Service of members of the Defence Team deployed to Kuwait and/or Qatar in direct support of OP AEGIS, from 30 Jul to 5 Oct 21. 30-Jul-21 05-Oct-21 OP AEGIS  

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