Cold War Medal Medal and Ribbon

Cold War Medal Ribbon
Cold War Medal Medal
Cold War Medal Ribbon


Cold War Medal Medal

History - Established 1998

In 1998, Congress directed the Secretary of Defense to establish a certificate to honor United States Armed Forces members as well as eligible civilians who contributed honorably to the Cold War effort between September 2, 1945 and December 26, 1991. Those who received the Cold War Recognition Certificate may wish to accompany it with a medal and ribbon, though as an independently created award it is not eligible for wear on military uniforms.

Details

The medal is bronze and features the image of a female figure seated, draped in fabric and holding a sheathed sword point down; a rising sun appears in the background and inscriptions read “COLD WAR” and “PROMOTING PEACE AND STABILITY.” The reverse features laurel branches joined by a shield and an inscription reading “IN RECOGNITION OF YOUR SERVICE.”