not entirely sure if this is the right place to post? have looked up the criteria for this piece of tin on tinterweb and in the relevant dci, however still getting no joy in locating the exact criteria. heres what the mod site states The ACSM is awarded for 1080 days aggregated service in those theatres for which the GSM (e.g. Northern Ireland, Air Ops Iraq), an OSM (e.g. Sierra Leone or Afghanistan) or the Iraq Medal has been issued. An additional 1080 days is required for the award of the Clasp to the ACSM. More than 1 Clasp may be earned. now the magic word seems to be DAYS in the above paragraph, now heres the problem. 3x 6 month tours of iraq 1x 6 month tour of the stan 1x 6 month tour of ni, a couple of short tours of the stan and iraq + many other short trips, weeks here and there etc. i reckoned on about 1296 days in theatre in total. go to apply for said gong as by my reckoning there are more than enough days, and then some. the chief clerk said that the medal is awarded in batches of 30 days or more (original medal qualifying period only). so the 3 tours,1 tour and 1 tour count but the other shorter trips dont count as afew of them are under the 30 day ruling. by the clerks reckoning it makes me 60 days short, another tour in short. itried arguing the case by quoting the dci and was fecked off and told that this is the policy and has always been like this can anyone please help clarify this situation as the mod website clearly states days and not blocks of 30. if i'm wrong then may i be the first to say that i'm outraged.