Areas of Eligibility for the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism
(current as of November 6, 2008)

Afghanistan
Algeria
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Bulgaria (Bourgas)
Burkina Faso
Chad
Columbia
Crete
Cyprus
Diego Garcia
Djibouti
Egypt
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Georgia
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Hungary
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lebanon
Mali
Mauritania
Morocco
Niger
Nigeria
Oman
Pakistan
Philippines
Qatar
Romania (Constanta)
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
Syria
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Uganda
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Yemen
That portion of the Arabian Sea north of 10 degrees north latitude, and west of 68 degrees longitude
Bab El Mandeb
Gulf of Aden
Gulf of Aqaba
Gulf of Oman
Gulf of Suez
That portion of the Mediterranean Sea east of 28 degrees east longitude and boarding and searching vessel operations
Persian Gulf
Red Sea
Straight of Hormuz
Suez Canal
 
 

Note: While eligibility for a separate campaign medal precludes award of the GWOTEM to military members serving in certain of the above areas, all the areas listed above currently are the areas of eligibility for purposes of awarding the GWOT Medal to civilian employees.