Army of Cuban Pacification Medal
The Army of Cuban Pacification Medal is given to U.S. Army members that have served in the U.S. occupation force, garrisoned on the island of Cuba between the dates of October 6, 1906 and April 1, 1909. There was no time restraint enforced for presentation of the award, and service personnel could technically obtain the Army of Cuban Pacification Medal for only a few days of service. A similar decoration, recognized as the Army of Cuban Occupation Medal, also existed for those who had served in the original occupation of Cuba after the Spanish-American war. Personnel of the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy received the Marine Corps and Navy equivalent medal (see the relevant branch of service for more information). The Army of Cuban Pacification Medal was generated by order of the U.S. War Department on May 11, 1909. The medal was conceived to distinguish service during the withdrawal of the U.S. military presence in Cuba as an aftermath of the Spanish-American War.