- Reaction score
US troops will also qualify for one of those medals for another CONUS based operation.
Troops who served in the United States Capitol response to the insurrection on Jan. 6 and who served in the 2021 presidential inauguration qualify for the Armed Forces Service Medal . . .
An exception also exists because of the pandemic, according to the authorizing memo for the award. Service members can qualify for the award even if they served just one day on either Capitol or inauguration duty if that service resulted in the service member contracting the virus, or if their service was terminated early to comply with COVID-19 measures.