Multinational Force and Observers (SINAI) (MFO)

The official description, eligibility, criteria, and history of the Multinational Force and Observers (SINAI) (MFO).

Multinational Force and Observers (SINAI) (MFO)

Multinational Force and Observers (SINAI) (MFO)


The force was to observe the 1979 Camp David accord between Israel and Egypt and was set up by the United States.

Eligibility and criteria

Awarded for six months (minimum of 170 days) cumulative service between 25 April 1982 to present.


The medal is a circular, bronze alloy 1.37 inches (35 mm) in diameter:

  • on the obverse, inside a circle, a stylized dove of peace with an olive branch. Around the edge the inscription "MULTINATIONAL FORCE & OBSERVERS" with the words "& OBSERVERS" located at the bottom centre.
  • on the reverse, the inscription, in five lines, "UNITED IN SERVICE FOR PEACE".

A large ring attached to the top of the medal has a small fine ring linked to it, and the second ring is welded to the bottom of a thick straight bar. The ends of the bar turn up and attach to a second bar, with the ribbon passing between.

The ribbon has five stripes : bright orange, dark green, white, dark green, and bright orange.

The device for the Force Commander’s Commendation is a miniature MFO symbol, similar to the obverse of the medal, in gilt metal with the background of the centre enamelled in orange and the background of the circumscription enamelled in black. The award recognizes the outstanding contribution of any person who has facilitated and advanced, or reflects favorably on, the mission of the MFO. This award is effective from 3 Aug 2021 and will not be awarded retrospectively.


There is no bar to this medal.


The medal shall be worn in sequence prescribed in the Canadian Orders, Decorations and Medals Directive, and in the following manner: on the left breast, suspended from the ribbon described above, after the ICCS medal and before the ECMMY medal.

The Force Commander’s Commendation device is worn centered on the ribbon of the medal and on the undress ribbon. Where a tour numeral is worn, the device shall be worn above and evenly spaced with the numeral on the medal ribbon and to the left and evenly spaced with the numeral on the undress ribbon.


The use of a post-nominal is not authorized for this medal.

Historical notes

The following is a list of members who have died while serving in the theatre of operations:

  • Cpl Chevalier J.M.D.B.

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