I've read AR 600-8-22 and I've read everything on the HRC website but can't seem to get a direct answer as to the criteria for the GWOTSM. As I'm reading it, it says "All Soldiers on active duty, including Reserve Component Soldiers mobilized, or National Guard Soldiers activated on or after 11 September 2001 to a date to be determined having served 30 consecutive days or 60 nonconsecutive days (outside of the AOE for the GWOTEM, refer to MILPER Message 09-026) are authorized the GWOTSM."
To me that says every active duty soldier, that comes out AIT is authroized the GWOTSM after they've been on station for 30 days. Is that correct? Any help would be greatly appriciated as I'm going round and round with my S1 currently. He seems to think you are only authorized it if you working in support of GWOT outside of the designated AOE..IE some guy sitting in DC flying a drone over Afganistan.