Executive Order 11265

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Signed by President  Lyndon B. Johnson  Tuesday, January 11, 1966 Federal Register  page & date: 31 FR 425, Thursday, January 13, 1966
See the Notes section for a listing of Executive Orders affected by or related to the issuance of this Executive Order.

Executive Order 11265 of January 11, 1966

Amending Executive Order No. 10448, establishing the National Defense Service Medal


By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States and as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, Executive Order No. 10448 of April 22, 1953, entitled ‘‘Establishing the National Defense Service Medal,’’ is amended by substituting for paragraphs 1 and 3 thereof the following:


``1. There is hereby established the National Defense Service Medal, with suitable appurtenances. Under such regulations as the Secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, or the Secretary of the Treasury with regard to the Coat Guard, when it is not operating as a service in the Navy, may severally prescribe, and subject to the provisions of this Order, the National Defense Service Medal shall be awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served during any period after June 26, 1950, and before July 28, 1954, or who served during any period after December 31, 1960, which the Secretary of Defense designates as being a period for which active military service merits special recognition.´´


``3. Those persons entitled to wear the National Defense Service Medal for service after June 26, 1950, and before July 28, 1954, or for service during any designated period after December 31, 1960, are also entitled to wear a bronze star on their National Defense Service Medal ribbon for each additional period of active duty designated by the Secretary of Defense pursuant to paragraph 1 as being a period for which active military service merits special recognition.´´


Signature of Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
The White House,
January 11, 1966.

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