EXECUTIVE
ORDER
EO 13363
Effective Date: December 02, 2004

Responsible Office: Office of Policy Coordination and International Relations
Subject: Establishing the Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign Medals

 Establishing the Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign 
                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 and Public Law 
                108-234, it is hereby ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Afghanistan Campaign Medal. There is hereby 
                established the Afghanistan Campaign 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 
                Afghanistan Campaign Medal shall be awarded to members 
                of the uniformed services of the United States who 
                serve or have served in Afghanistan or contiguous air 
                space, as defined by such regulations, on or after 
                October 24, 2001, and before a terminal date to be 
                prescribed by the Secretary of Defense.

                Sec. 2. Iraq Campaign Medal. There is hereby 
                established the Iraq Campaign 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 Iraq 
                Campaign Medal shall be awarded to members of the 
                uniformed services of the United States who serve or 
                have served in Iraq or contiguous waters or air space, 
                as defined by such regulations, on or after March 19, 
                2003, and before a terminal date to be prescribed by 
                the Secretary of Defense.

                Sec. 3. Relationship to Other Awards. Notwithstanding 
                section 1 of Executive Order 13289 of March 12, 2003, 
                establishing the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary 
                Medal, any member who qualified for that medal by 
                reason of service in Afghanistan between October 24, 
                2001, and a terminal date to be determined by the 
                Secretary of Defense, or in Iraq between March 19, 
                2003, and a terminal date to be determined by the 
                Secretary of Defense, shall remain qualified for that 
                medal. Upon application, a member by reason of service 
                may be awarded either the Afghanistan Campaign Medal or 
                the Iraq Campaign Medal in lieu of the Global War on 
                Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. A member may be awarded 
                either the Afghanistan Campaign Medal or the Global War 
                on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal by reason of service 
                in Afghanistan. A member may be awarded either the Iraq 
                Campaign Medal or the Global War on Terrorism 
                Expeditionary Medal by reason of service in Iraq. No 
                member shall be entitled to the award of more than one 
                of these three medals for the same period of service.

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                Sec. 4. Posthumous Award. The Afghanistan Campaign 
                Medal and Iraq Campaign Medal may be awarded 
                posthumously to any person covered by and under 
                regulations prescribed in accordance with this order.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    November 29, 2004.
		

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