The NATO Training Mission Iraq Medal honors military members and civilians who carried out service in NATO’s Training Mission to help develop Iraqi training infrastructure to ensure the country’s peacekeeping abilities and to meet its needs as a nation. The mission lasted from 2004 to 2011; the United States contributed 60 instructors as well as support, logistics, and a protection company.
Awards of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) honor the members of international militaries who carry out service on NATO’s behalf. Established in 1949 through the North Atlantic Treaty, NATO is a group of allied international military forces committed to supporting one another in the event of conflict.
The medal features a compass rose framed by a wreath of laurels. The ribbon is blue with one vertical white stripe bisected by a thin silver stripe toward each edge; it features a bar reading “NTM-IRAQ.”.