a. Authorization. Established by the Government of
Kuwait and accepted by Deputy SECDEF on 7 August 1995.
b. Kuwait Liberation of Kuwait Medal Eligibility Requirements. The Kuwait Liberation
Medal (Kuwait) is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the
United States who participated in Operations DESERT
SHIELD/DESERT STORM between 2 August 1990 and 31 August 1993 in
one or more of the following areas: Arabian Gulf; Red Sea; Gulf of Oman; that portion of the Arabian Sea north of 10 degrees
north latitude and west of 68 degrees east longitude; the Gulf
of Aden; or the total land areas of Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia,
Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. U.S. Armed
Forces personnel are eligible for the Kuwait Liberation Medal
(Kuwait) under one or more of the following conditions:
(1) Attached to or regularly serving for one or
more days with an organization participating in ground/shore
(2) Attached to or regularly serving for one or
more days aboard a naval vessel directly supporting military
(3) Actually participating as a crewmember in one
or more aerial flights supporting military operations in the
areas designated above.
(4) Serving on temporary duty for 30 consecutive or
60 nonconsecutive days, during the period 2 August 1990 to 31
August 1993, under any of the criteria above. This time limit
may be waived for personnel participating in actual combat
(5) The Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait) may be
awarded posthumously to the primary next of kin of service
members who lost their lives while, or as a direct result of,
participating in Operations DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM between 2
August 1990 and 31 August 1993, without regard to length of
service, if otherwise eligible.
c. Eligibility Determinations and Record Entries.
Commanding officers shall determine eligibility upon review of
an individual's service record, and are authorized to issue the
award. Commanding officers shall make appropriate service
record entries for enlisted personnel and issue letters of
eligibility for officers. Copies of the letters to officers
shall be forwarded to NPC (PERS-312) or CMC (MMSB), as
appropriate, for filing in their records. No citation or
certificate will be issued. The eligibility period and
geographic boundaries were specified by the Government of Kuwait
and may not be waived.
Authorized Devices: None