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Last updated October 16, 2019

Iraq Commitment Medal

The Iraq Commitment Medal is a military campaign award that was created on June 11, 2011 by the Government of Iraq.

Iraq Commitment Medal

The Iraq Commitment Medal is a military campaign award that was created on June 11, 2011 by the Government of Iraq.

$21,491
pledged of $62,500pledged of $62,500 goal
425
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, October 12 2019 12:57 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 16, 2019

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Support Veterans, Support small USA business, and support Gold Star families as a donation will be made if successful! Not a commemorative medal but the real deal.

The Iraq Commitment Medal is a military campaign award that was created on June 11, 2011 by the Government of Iraq. The Iraq Minister of Defense, Dr. Saadoun Al-Dlaimi offered the medal to Veterans of the Iraq War in a letter to the United States Secretary of Defense. To this day, the award has still not been approved for wear for United States Iraq War Veterans. In 2013, the Department of Defense made a statement that it is still waiting for the initial group of medals to be received from the Government of Iraq.  A single award was presented to Vice President Joe Biden on Dec 1st, 2011.

This Project aims to award those who earned this medal. The expected requirements are that one must have served for 30 consecutive days or for 60 non-consecutive days within the borders of Iraq, within its territorial waters, or within its airspace during the period of March 19, 2003 to December 31, 2011 (Original Dates; more dates likely qualify).  Pilots and aircrew members who flew missions within Iraqi airspace will be credited for one day for each day of air operations.  In addition, service members who engaged in combat during an armed engagement or were wounded or injured in the line of duty to a degree which required medical evacuation from Iraq qualify without regard to the number of days of service. 

I am one such Veteran and with the success of this project my partner and I will aim to help bring about the required medals requested by the Department of Defense for this award.  Even if this award is never authorized by the DOD , my partner and I wish for you to at least have the opportunity receive what is rightfully earned by your service. 

Risks and challenges

In order to meet tooling and equipment costs we must meet our obligated goal, which is approximately $62,500. This medal is NOT authorized by the Department of Defense for wear. However, we worked with government vendors and institutions who work with the Department of Defense and the Institute of Heraldry. While not approved for wear by the DOD, this pattern we utilized was originally the final approved version for development for the US military. We have a high level of confidence this is what would be the final design pattern upon approval. The palm device and medal were not altered nor would they expect to be altered. The design was made to US MIL specifications in accordance with known Institute of Heraldry practices. If you wish to buy more then 1 set simply multiply by the number of sets desired. Any order over $100 simply minus the shipping cost from the pledge. Support Veterans, Support small USA business, and support Gold Star families as a donation will be made if successful.

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