Campaign Inclusive Dates U.N. Defensive June 27-Sept. 15, 1950 U.N. Offensive Sept. 16-Nov. 2, 1950 CCF Intervention Nov. 3, 1950-Jan. 24, 1951 First U.N. Counter Offensive Jan. 25-April 21, 1951 CCF Spring Offensive April 22-July 8, 1951 U.N. Summer-Fall Offensive July 9-Nov. 27, 1951 Second Korean Winter Nov. 28, 1951-April 30, 1952 Korea, Summer-Fall 1952 May 1-Nov. 30, 1952 Third Korean Winter Dec. 1, 1952-April 30, 1953 Korea, Summer 1953 May 1-July 27, 1953 CCF = Chinese Communist ForcesNote: These are the Army campaign designations. Other services vary in some of their titles and dates. A bronze-colored service star was awarded for each campaign credit, or a silver service star for every five campaigns.
Service members who participated in at least one airborne or amphibious assault landing are entitled to wear an arrowhead on the ribbon or bar.