The European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal was awarded for service within the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations between 7 December 1941, and 2 March 1946, under any of the following conditions:
    •    On permanent assignment within the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
    •    For service in a passenger status or on temporary duty status for 30 consecutive days or 60 non-consecutive days
    •    For service in active combat in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations against the enemy and awarded a combat decoration or furnished a certificate by the commanding general of a corps, higher unit, or independent confirming actual participation in combat.