Republic of Latvia Minister of Defence Award – The Medal Commemorating NATO Summit 2006
The Medal Commemorating NATO Summit 2006 was founded on June 21st, 2007.
The Medal Commemorating NATO Summit 2006 was awarded as an acknowledgement of appreciation for the contribution to the organizition and success of the meeting of heads of state and government of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member countries in Rīga on 28 – 29 November, 2006.
The Medal Commemorating NATO Summit 2006 is made of brass. The Medal is a round shield that measures 38 mm in diameter.
The official emblem of NATO with the inscriptions SAMITS, SUMMIT and SOMMET, the national flag of Latvia, a panorama of Old Rīga and the year 2006 are depicted on the obverse of the Medal. The reverse has the inscription AIZSARDZĪBAS MINISTRA APBALVOJUMS (Minister of Defence Award) in the centre.
The medals are numbered.
According to the Statutes of the Medal Commemorating NATO Summit 2006 it was permitted to award a person with the Medal only once. Recommendations for a person to be awarded with the Medal were accepted by the MoD Awards Commission until September, 2007. The Medal Commemorating NATO Summit 2006 was conferred by order of the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Latvia. The Minister of Defence was authorized to award a person with the Medal without a formal approval from the MoD Awards Commission. Awarding is not being continued.
A total of 571 persons have been awarded with the Medal Commemorating NATO Summit 2006.
The Medal Commemorating NATO Summit 2006 is worn in order of precedence after state and MoD awards on a 32 mm wide dark blue (symbolizing the colour of NATO flag) and light blue (symbolizing the colour of Rīga flag) ribbon separated in the middle by the Latvian red-white-red national colours. The 10 mm wide ribbon is worn on a dress uniform.