Units/personnel are to apply for NATO medals while still deployed in the respective operational theatre, through their administrative chain of command. The medal application will be reviewed by SHAPE and an answer provided prior to individuals departing the operational theatre. If approved, medals are to be issued before departure.
If this is not possible, applications should be made electronically, using the standard form below. The responsibility for staffing the requests lies with the National Military Representatives at SHAPE.
The National Military Representatives will forward the requests to the SHAPE NATO Medals Section for approval.
The application form, supporting documentation and a covering letter must be sent electronically, to the respective National Military Representative at SHAPE.
Any request from a Partner nation must be sent to the Military Cooperation Division at SHAPE.
The correspondence address is:
NMR or Military Cooperation Division
B7010 – SHAPE
Questions or advice regarding all aspects of NATO medals should be addressed to the NATO Medals Staff at SHAPE:
0032 6544 6518
0032 6544 6792
0032 6544 2062
NATO Medal Application Form