Authorized under Executive Order 11965 (EO11965).
Ribbon has a thick purple center stripe bordered by thicker light blue stripes. The edges are of purple coloring with inboard thin white stripes.
Award Criteria (as detailed by various official sources):
The number of eligible operations are too numerous to mention and have included a wide variety of services from the first operation of the Guyana Disaster Relief in Jonestown, Guyana in 1978 and have included disaster, flood, tornado, and earthquake relief work and snow removal work. Also included were Operation BOAT PEOPLE, Evacuation of Laos, Cuban Refugee Resettlement, Beirut Evacuation, Cholera Epidemic in Turk Islands and operations of humanitarian aid in the United States and every corner of the world.
Refer to DOD 1348.33 Vol 2 for approved operations.
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