Antarctica Service Medal
Image of the Antarctica Service Medal, established in 1960 and awarded to those in the service of United States interests in Antarctica
Civilian participants who deploy to an Antarctic research station or vessel and remain south of 60 degrees South latitude are eligible to receive an Antarctica Service Medal and Certificate from the National Science Foundation.
Eligibility is based on cumulative service of at least 30 days prior to September 30, 2008. After October 1, 2008, eligibility is reset and based on cumulative service of at least 10 days.
If you are eligible to receive a medal and certificate and have not, it may have been returned to us because we do not have your most current address on file.
Please send a written update of your name and address, and include a current phone number or email address, to:
Antarctic Support Contract
For military personnel eligible for this award, please contact your command.
Civilian Medals and Certificates Have Been Mailed for the Following Seasons:
We are happy to announce that the review of the Antarctic Service medals program is now complete and medals will now be processed. Thank you for your patience as we work through the backlog of issuing these medals.