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There is always the "Peace Bar" to the SSM. Awarded for 180 cumulative total days in peacekeeping missions, not necessarily consecutively. Perhaps she has both the "NATO" bar to her SSM as well as the "Peace" bar. The bio only reads 10 days under fire. It does not state that she didn't serve more time there (obviously less than the 90 required for the UNPROFOR though). Being an officer, and a zoomie, it's quite possible that in her career she spent 180 days in various theatres as part of short term TAV/TATs/liaison etc that did not qualify for individual medals but did for the "Peace" Bar. I would think that is the case, as entitlement to this bar would also qualify her for the CPSM as well.Hill677 said::sniper: Get your Helmets on.....Its a Logistic Officer to the rescue... :soldier: The two medal she is wear are, the SSM for her time in Germany and the other is the CPSM..Funny thing Germany does not qualify for the CPSM ( http://www.forces.gc.ca/dhh/downloads/honours/cpsm_noneligible.pdf ) it falls into the " Non- Eligible Missions " ..Because they do not meet the the approved definition of "PeaceKeeping ".... So why the UN Beret ????..It sounds like from her little video that she did spend some time in Croatia ..hence her "10 days.. under fire " To receive the UNPROFOR medal you need "ELIGIBILITY & CRITERIA -- Awarded for 90 days consecutive service from 01 March 1992 to 19 December 1995." SO take Off the blue Beret....
As a side note, I have many medals but have a good friend with only 4, the CD, the CPSM, UNDOF, and the SSM with the NATO, PEACE and ALERT bars. And...for his one Alert bar he's been to Alert 3 times. The number of medals does not a veteran make.