How do I replace my medals that were lost?
In order to obtain a replacement medal contact the following institution:
Navy Personnel Command
Liaison Office Room 5409
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100
Generally, there is no charge for medal or award replacements. The length of time to receive a response or your medals and awards varies depending upon the branch of service sending the medals.
The Department of Defense recently completed a comprehensive review for both military and civilian awards policy. As part of the review, DoD examined award recognition for military service during the Cold War. Based on the recommendations of the Services, the Defense Department does not at this time support the creation of a Service Medal specifically to recognize Cold War military service. Commanders have always had a variety of awards to recognize the service and sacrifice of service members, including those who served during the Cold War. The Department is pleased to continue the issuance of the Cold War Certificate, which appropriately recognizes military and civilian federal service during the Cold War. To find information on the Cold War Recognition Certificate please visit the following web page http://coldwar.army.mil/
Have new campaign medals been issued for Afghanistan and Iraq?
The Department of Defense announced on April 7, 2005 the creation of two new campaign medals for Afghanistan and Iraq. Presidential Executive Order 13363 established the Afghanistan and Iraq campaign medals to recognize members, who made specific sacrifices and significant contributions in these areas of operation. Specific information on the medal can be found at http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=8371.
How do I go about getting information on the Korean Defense Service Medal?
You may wish to read our News Release entitled: "DoD Announces Korean Defense Service Medal" at the following web page,
Each military department will prescribe appropriate regulations for administrative processing, awarding and wearing of the Korean Defense Service Medal (KDSM) and ribbon for their service members, to include application procedures for veterans, retirees, and next-of-kin.
The mailing addresses and telephone numbers for each of the military departments Awards and Decorations Office are:
Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
Personnel Management Division MMMA-2
3280 Russell Road
Quantico, VA 22134-5103
Telephone: 703-784-9342 / 9343
Chief of Naval Operations
Awards and Special Projects Branch
2000 Navy Pentagon, Room 4D453
Washington, DC 20350-2000
Army Human Resources Command Awards and Decorations Office
200 Stovall Street Alexandria, VA 22302-0471
Department of the Air Force Headquarters, Air Force Personnel Center
ATTN: DPPPRA 500 C Street West, Suite 12
Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4714