Obverse: A representation of the effigy of the Sovereign.
Reverse: The inscription "THE NEW ZEALAND GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL" within a wreath of New Zealand flora (fern fronds, pohutukawa, and kowhai blossom) ensigned by a Royal Crown.
Size: 36mm in diameter and in silver.
Ribbon: The ribbon is 32 mm in width, of blue, with narrow white, green, and yellow stripes on either side.
Suspension: By a plain straight suspender.
Instituted on 14 July 2016, this silver medal was awarded to members of the New Zealand Armed Forces, New Zealand Police and New Zealand civilians who served in the operational area on or after 7 December 2014 as a member of, or in connection with, a New Zealand Government contribution to general regional security operations.
The ribbon colours symbolise the arid nature of the regions (yellow), the flora (green) with white symbolising peace and truth, and blue for the oceans and seas of the region.
Details of the operational area involved, eligibility and qualifying service can be viewed in the Regulations available via the link below.
Royal Warrant For This Award: View Warrant (PDF document)
Regulations For This Award: View Regulations (PDF document)
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