EXECUTIVE
ORDER
EO 13289
Effective Date: March 14, 2003

Responsible Office: Office of Security Management and Safeguards
Subject: Establishing the Global War on Terrorism Medals

 Executive Order 13289 of March 12, 2003

 
                Establishing the Global War on Terrorism Medals

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including my authority as Commander in Chief 
                of the Armed Forces of the United States, it is hereby 
                ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. 
                There is hereby established the Global War on Terrorism 
                Expeditionary Medal with suitable appurtenances. Except 
                as limited in section 3 of this order, and under 
                uniform regulations to be prescribed by the Secretaries 
                of the military departments and approved by the 
                Secretary of Defense, or under regulations to be 
                prescribed by the Secretary of Homeland Security with 
                respect to the Coast Guard when it is not operating as 
                a service in the Navy, the Global War on Terrorism 
                Expeditionary Medal shall be awarded to members of the 
                Armed Forces of the United States who serve or have 
                served in military expeditions to combat terrorism, as 
                defined by such regulations, on or after September 11, 
                2001, and before a terminal date to be prescribed by 
                the Secretary of Defense.

                Sec. 2. Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. There is 
                hereby established the Global War on Terrorism Service 
                Medal with suitable appurtenances. Except as limited in 
                section 3 of this order, and under uniform regulations 
                to be prescribed by the Secretaries of the military 
                departments and approved by the Secretary of Defense, 
                or under regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary 
                of Homeland Security with respect to the Coast Guard 
                when it is not operating as a service in the Navy, the 
                Global War on Terrorism Service Medal shall be awarded 
                to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who 
                serve or have served in military operations to combat 
                terrorism, as defined by such regulations, on or after 
                September 11, 2001, and before a terminal date to be 
                prescribed by the Secretary of Defense.

                Sec. 3. Relationship to Other Awards. Notwithstanding 
                section 3 of Executive Order 10977 of December 4, 1961, 
                establishing the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and 
                section 3 of Executive Order 12985 of January 11, 1996, 
                establishing the Armed Forces Service Medal, any member 
                who qualified for those medals by reason of service in 
                operations to combat terrorism between September 11, 
                2001, and a terminal date to be determined by the 
                Secretary of Defense, shall remain qualified for those 
                medals. Upon application, any such member may be 
                awarded either the Global War on Terrorism 
                Expeditionary Medal or the Global War on Terrorism 
                Service Medal in lieu of the Armed Forces Expeditionary 
                Medal or the Armed Forces Service Medal, but no person 
                may be awarded more than one of these four medals by 
                reason of service in the same approved Global War on 
                Terrorism expedition or operation to combat terrorism, 
                and no person shall be entitled to more than one award 
                of the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal or 
                the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

                Sec. 4. Posthumous Award. The Global War on Terrorism 
                Expeditionary Medal and the Global War on Terrorism 
                Service Medal may be awarded posthumously to any person 
                covered by and under regulations prescribed in 
                accordance with the first or second sections of this 
                order.

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                Sec. 5. Nothing in this Executive Order shall be 
                construed for any purpose as fixing, or authorizing the 
                fixing of, the dates of initiation or termination of 
                armed hostilities between the United States and 
                terrorists of global reach.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                     March 12, 2003.

		

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