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Official DOD Graphic
The NATO medal is a Bronze medal 1 3/8 inches in diameter. On its front is the NATO emblem, a four pointed star with rays shining out from each point. Along the bottom and extending up either side of the medal is an olive wreath. The words "NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION" at top and "ORGANISATION DU TRAITE DE L’ATLANTIQUE NORD" at the bottom are inscribed on the reverse side of the medal, with an olive sprig between the words "IN SERVICE OF PEACE AND FREEDOM" above and "AU SERVICE DE LA PAIX ET DE LA LIBERTE" below.