Operation Freedom's Sentinel Qualifies for Campaign Medal


February 19, 2015

DOD Announces Operation Freedom's Sentinel Qualifies for Campaign Medal 

The Department of Defense announced today Operation Freedom's Sentinel as a qualifying operation for award of the Afghanistan Campaign Medal. Additionally, the transition from Operation Enduring Freedom to Freedom's Sentinel also marks a new campaign phase, "Transition II," for the Afghanistan Campaign Medal.

Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Jessica Wright signed a memorandum authorizing these changes retroactive to Jan. 1, 2015.


The qualifying Afghanistan Campaign Medal operations, campaign phases, and associated inclusive dates for each are as follows:


 ENDURING FREEDOM (Afghanistan)  Sept. 11, 2001 to Dec. 31, 2014

 FREEDOM's SENTINEL  Jan. 1, 2015 to Current

Campaign Phase:

 Liberation of Afghanistan  Sept. 11, 2001 to Nov. 30, 2001

 Consolidation I  Dec. 1, 2001 to Sept. 30, 2006

 Consolidation II  Oct. 1, 2006 to Nov. 30, 2009

 Consolidation III  Dec. 1, 2009 to June 30, 2011

 Transition I  July 1, 2011 to Dec. 31, 2014

 Transition II  Jan. 1, 2015 to Current

Service members should contact their respective militarydepartments for additional guidance.