Introduced in December 1994, the Nato medal was awarded to military personnel involved in Alliance operations in Yugoslavia. The medal has equal precedence to the General Service Medal in chronological order. Numerals are worn on the ribbon to signify the number of tours served. Bars are "Former Yugoslavia "and "Kosovo".
The obverse bears the NATO star emblem set in a wreath of olive leaves. On the reverse are the words 'NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION' and 'IN SERVICE OF PEACE AND FREEDOM' in English and French.
The ribbon is NATO blue with a narrow white stripe towards each edge (Former Yugoslavia) or blue with a white central stripe and white edges (Kosovo). The NATO Medal for Macedonia has two narrow white stripes towards each edge.