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New medal to recognize international service

The series of Defence Medals is expanded with a medal in bronze.
New medal to recognize international service

The Defence Medal for International Service in Bronze
Photo: Lars Bøgh Vinther

The Danish Defence Command has announced, that civilian and military personnel deployed for service outside the Kingdom, can now be awarded the Defence Medal for International Service in Bronze.


The medal can a.o. be awarded for deployments as part of NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence in the Baltic states (eFP) or to personnel deployed by the Danish Defence guarding EU's external borders as part of Frontex or as part of American or French naval operations.


The new medal is an addition to the Defence Medal for International Service, awarded to personnel participating in international missions, such as missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo and Mali.


A new practice is introduced with the medal - an oakleaf can be attached to the medal's ribbon for extraordinary service during the deployment. The oakleaf can be awarded in gold, silver or bronze.


The Defence Medal for International Service in Bronze can be awarded retroactively to current or former employees for services since January 1st, 2010. The first medals are expected to be awarded during the last quarter of 2021.