The medal features a mirror polished background with a dagger and wings representing all Elite and Special Forces. These elements surmount a globe of the world indicative of the international parameter of the medal. The words ‘ALLIED SPECIAL FORCES’ surround the globe.
TThe highly polished reverse also features a glove with lightning bolts demonstrating the speed, force and secrecy with which Special Forces strike. The following words surmount the globe: PER TERRAM (by land), PER MARE (by sea), PER AER (by air) and OBLIQUE (covertly).
The green, sky blue and sea blue stripes represent involvement by land, air and sea with two narrow black stripes through the centre of the ribbon to represent the covert nature of Special Force operations. This medal is supplied on a concealed single pin, ready to wear.