Non-Eligible List: Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (CPSM)


MissionStart Date   End Date    Canadian OP NameNotes
First and Second World Wars        
Korea 27-Jun-50 27-Jul-53    
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Operations:
  • Germany, France and other areas of Central Europe
1951 Present    
  • HMC Ships deployed with Standing Naval Force Atlantic (STANAVFORLANT)
01-Jan-68 01-Jan-05    
  • air strikes against the Former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
24-Mar-99 10-Jun-99 Op ALLIED FORCES   
  • air surveillance of North America
11-Sep-02 16-May-02 Op EAGLE ASSIST   
  • maritime surveillance in the Mediterranean Sea
26-Oct-01 Present Op ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR   
  • the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan
24-Apr-03 Present Op ATHENA   
  • NATO Training Mission in Iraq (NTM-I)
18-Aug-04 Present    
  • Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1)
01-Jan-05 Present    
  • Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2)
01-Jan-05 Present    
  • military intervention in Libya in response to events during the Libyan civil war
23-Mar-11 31-Oct-11 Op UNIFIED PROTECTOR  
  • air surveillance of Iceland
28-Mar-11 Present Op IGNITION  
  • Canada's support to NATO assurance measures in Central and Eastern Europe
17-Apr-14 Present Op REASSURANCE  
  • HMC Ships deployed with Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) in the Black Sea
17-Apr-14 Present Op REASSURANCE   
Gulf War and supporting operations in the Arabian Gulf 02-Aug-90 27-Jun-93 Op FRICTION   
Somalia 16-Nov-92 30-Jun-93 Op DELIVERANCE   
Maritime, land and air operations carried out by coalition forces       Coalition operations are not eligible for recognition even if the intended purpose of the mission is to restore peace and stability. Coalition action is defined in the ABCA Coalition Handbook dated 1 November 2001 as: "a multinational action outside the bounds of established alliances, usually for a single occasion, or for longer cooperation in a narrow sector of common interest". These include operations such as Operations BARRIER, PREVENTION, TRANQUILITY, MERCATOR, DETERMINATION, SOUTHERN WATCH, NORTHERN WATCH, SAFE HAVEN, FORWARD ACTION, DENY FLIGHT, SHARP GUARD, MARITIME GUARD, AUGMENTATION, ALBANIAN GUARD, PROTEUS, UNIFIER, ARTEMIS, FOUNDATION, CARRIBE and IMPACT
operations conducted in conjunction with the military response to international terrorism     Op APOLLO, ALTAIR and ARCHER;  
certain arms verification missions that do not meet the criteria     such as Op VERIFY, REDUCTION and QUESTION  
certain elections and referendum monitoring missions that do not meet the criteria     such as Op HERITAGE  
training missions     such as Op SCULPTURE, JAGUAR  
international criminal tribunals and investigations such as the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and Yugoslavia, the Sierra Leone Special Court and the UN International Task Force Kenya         
future peace enforcements, warlike situations or conflicts in which Canada participates        


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