Active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen who earned the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (GWOT-EM) for more than one of the five Department of Defense approved GWOT-EM operations may now wear a service star device on the medal and service ribbon for the second and subsequent awards. The policy is retroactive to Sept. 11, 2001. However, conversions are not authorized. Airmen awarded the GWOT-EM who have completed a subsequent deployment to a qualifying area/operation should take supporting documents to their local military personnel section to have their records updated to reflect the award of a service star to their GWOT-EM. For more information about Air Force personnel programs, visit MyPers.
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