Executive Order 10879
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, it is ordered as follows:
1. There is hereby established a White House Service Certificate, to be awarded in the name of the President of the United States, as public evidence of deserved honor and distinction, to members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force, other than the Presidential Aides, who have been detailed to duty in the White House for at least one year subsequent to January 20, 1953.
2. The White House Service Certificate shall be of appropriate design, approved by the Secretary of the Army, and shall be awarded by the Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Navy, or the Secretary of the Air Force, upon recommendation of the Presidential Military, Naval, or Air Force Aide, as the case may be, to military personnel of their respective services.
3. A White House Service Badge, the design of which accompanies and is hereby made a part of this order, is hereby established and may be issued to any member of the armed forces detailed to duty in the White House, other than the Presidential Aides. The badge may be worn as a part of the uniform of those individuals, during the period of their detail to White House duty, under such regulations as the Secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, with the approval of the Secretary of Defense, may severally prescribe.
4. No more than one White House Service Certificate shall be awarded to any person.
5. The service certificate established by this order may be granted posthumously.
- The White House
- June 1, 1960
On a disk of white enamel the device in silver from the Presidential seal without the encircling stars, the whole surrounded by 27 gold rays radiating from center 2¼″ in diameter overall.