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Polish Army Medal

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Country  Poland
Established  3 September 1999
Type  Three class medal
Polish Army Medal
Eligibility  Foreign civilians and military personnel
Awarded for  Services to the Polish armed forces in peacekeeping or other international operations, and for studies in Polish military history.
Next (higher)  Medal of the Armed Forces in the Service of the Fatherland

The Polish Army Medal (Polish: Medal Wojska Polskiego) was established by Poland on 3 September 1999 to recognize service to the Polish Army by foreign civilians and military personnel. The medal is presented in three grades Gold, Silver, and Bronze by the Polish Minister of National Defence. Most awards are presented to members of allied armed forces, but the medal is also awarded to civilians who contribute to promoting the history and traditions of the Polish Army outside of Poland.



The medal is either gilt, silver, or bronze, depending on the grade, 36 mm in diameter. On the obverse is a red enameled cross pattée with concave arm bases. Between the arms of the cross are stylized rays. Under the arms of the cross is a laurel wreath. Superimposed on the cross is a silver crowned eagle for all grades. The reverse is plain aside for a two line inscription "WOJSKO POLSKIE" (Polish Army). The medal is suspended from a ribbon 38 mm wide. The colors are light brown with blue edges, separated by yellow pinstripes. In the center is a half white and half red stripe. On the ribbon bar a gold vertical bar is worn in the center for the gold medal and a silver vertical bar is worn in the center for the silver medal. The ribbon bar of the bronze medal is unadorned.

Notable recipients

  • General John R. Allen
  • General George W. Casey, Jr.
  • Major General William L. Enyart
  • General Carter Ham
  • Lieutenant General Mark Hertling
  • General James Mattis
  • General David Petraeus
  • LTC Fidel Ruiz
  • References

    Polish Army Medal Wikipedia

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