On July 1, 2011 the Accumulated Campaign Service Medal (no. 198B) was superceded by the Accumulated Campaign Service Medal 2011, with the qualifying time to be reduced from 36 months (1,080 days) to 24 months (720 days). Although the medal design remains identical to the previous issue it will not be hallmarked on the rim and the ribbon carries two gold stripes. The range of qualifying service has also been amended to reflect the current operational conditions and the need for medallic recognition. The new medal will mean that holders of an existing operational service medal (whether military, MOD civilian or Contractors on Deployed Operations) or other specifically designated multinational campaign medal, who are or were serving on or after January 1, 2008 (whether currently serving or retired), are eligible for the ACSM 11 provided they have completed more than 24 months (720 days) campaign service. Bars are to be awarded for each additional period of 720 days approved operational service. The following campaign service counts towards the ACSM 11 and holders of the following medals, if they have completed enough service, may be eligible for the new medal: General Service Medal: Northern Ireland August 14, 1969–July 31, 2007; Dhofar October 1, 1969–September 30, 1976; Lebanon February 7, 1983–March 9, 1984; Mine Clearance Gulf of Suez August 15, 1984–October 15, 1984; Gulf November 17, 1986–February 28, 1989; Kuwait March 8, 1991–September 30, 1991; N Iraq & S Turkey April, 6, 1991–July 17, 1991; Air Operations Iraq (South) July 16, 1991–March 18, 2003, and Iraq (North) July 16, 1991–April 30, 2003. Operational Service Medal: Sierra Leone May 5, 2000–July 31, 2002; Afghanistan September 11, 2001 to a date to be decided; Democratic Republic of Congo June 14, 2003– September 10, 2003. The Iraq Medal January 20, 2003–May 22, 2011. And any Multinational campaign medals approved since April 1, 2000. Certain service does not count towards the ACSM 11, this includes any service prior to August 14, 1969, service in Kuwait during Op TELIC after August 10, 2003; service in the Balkans; service in the British Embassy in Iraq; service on Op BANDOG with the exception of Afghanistan; service in the First Gulf War and service in the Falklands Conflict.