medal, ribbon, undress ribbon, box of issue
The obverse shows an eagle with wings outstretched standing on a sword, superimposed on an eight-pointed star and rays in between the star points. Around the circumference are the words ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY SERVICE with a sprig of laurel on either side. On the reverse is a shield as it appears in the President's seal. Underneath are two branches of laurel with a spot in between. Around the top is the inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The ribbon has thin blue, white and red stripes flanked by blue, black, brown, yellow, green stripes.