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AOSM Greater Middle East Operations

The AOSM Greater Middle East is a prestigious service medal awarded to Australian Defence Force members and government employees for their operational service in the Middle East region. recognise their commitment with this distinguished honour. Read more..

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SKU:BN3406

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SKU:
BN3406

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Brand Group 1, Brand Group 2, Product Group 2, Product Group 3, Organisation,

Specifications

Brand Group 1:
Brands
Brand Group 2:
Medals of Australia
Product Group 2:
Medals
Product Group 3:
Replica Medals
Organisation:
Australian,Honours & Awards

Description

The Australian Operational Service Medal (AOSM) Greater Middle East is a service medal awarded to members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Australian Government employees who have provided operational service in the Greater Middle East region.

Eligibilty

Established on March 22, 2016, the AOSM Greater Middle East recognizes the contributions of ADF members and government employees who have participated in operations and missions across the Middle East region, including in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the broader Middle East region.

Design

The medal features a central design of the Australian Commonwealth Coat of Arms on the obverse, surrounded by the words "Australian Operational Service Medal" and "Greater Middle East." The reverse of the medal displays a stylized version of a Southern Cross constellation.

Ribbon

The ribbon of the AOSM Greater Middle East is sand-colored with a central olive-green stripe and two thin gold stripes. The sand color represents the desert terrain that is common in the Middle East region, while the olive-green represents the Australian contribution to peace and security in the region. The gold stripes represent the ADF's excellence and professionalism in their service.

Unmounted Medals

If you order your medal unmounted, the medal and ribbon will be supplied as separate components. Miniature medals will be supplied with 15cm of ribbon and full size medals will be supplied with 30cm of ribbon.

AOSM Greater Middle East Operations Full Size Court Mounted

The court mounting of medals involves securing medals to a stiff backing board, along with the placement of a brooch fitting on the board. This ensures that the medals remain firmly in place and do not shift or move about while being worn.

It is mandatory for active members of the Australian Defence Force to have their medals court mounted, as it is considered the appropriate method of presenting military honours in a professional and respectful manner. By doing so, the medals are given proper recognition and are displayed in a neat and organized fashion.

AOSM Greater Middle East Operations Full Size Swing Mounted

The swing mounting of medals refers to the attachment of a medal to a ribbon that is allowed to hang freely from a brooch, which in turn is affixed to a uniform or clothing. This mounting style was commonly used for medals from the Boer War up to and including World War II, although there are no fixed guidelines or regulations regarding its use.

AOSM Greater Middle East Operations Miniature Court Mounted

Miniature Court Mounted medals are mounted using the same method as Full size medals, yet they are typically worn to ceremonies were wearing full size medals would be impractical. These medals are commonly worn to all ceremonies that take place after 6 pm such as dinners.

AOSM Greater Middle East Operations Miniature Swing Mounted

Miniature Swing Mounted medals are mounted using the same method as Full size medals, yet they are typically worn to ceremonies were wearing full size medals would be impractical. These medals are commonly worn to all ceremonies that take place after 6 pm such as dinners.

AOSM Greater Middle East Operations Ribbon Bar

A ribbon bar is a small, rectangular display of ribbons worn on military uniforms to represent various honours and awards earned by the wearer. These ribbons are arranged in a specific order and are attached to a backing, which is then attached to the uniform. Ribbon bars are a compact and convenient way for military personnel to display their achievements and are often used in situations where a full-sized medal or award would be impractical.