EXECUTIVE
ORDER
EO 13373
Effective Date: March 14, 2005

Responsible Office: Office of the Administrator
Subject: Amendments to EO 11926 Relating to the Vice Presidental Service Badge

 Amendments to Executive Order 11926 Relating to 
                the Vice Presidential Service Badge

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Amendments to Executive Order 11926. 
                Executive Order 11926 of July 19, 1976, as amended by 
                Executive Order 13286 of February 28, 2003, is further 
                amended as follows:

                    (a) in section 1, by striking ``and Coast Guard'' 
                and inserting in lieu thereof ``Coast Guard, 
                commissioned corps of the National Oceanic and 
                Atmospheric Administration, and commissioned corps of 
                the Public Health Service'';
                    (b) in section 1, by inserting ``, or who have been 
                assigned to perform duties predominantly for the Vice 
                President for a period of at least one year subsequent 
                to January 20, 2001, in the implementation of Public 
                Law 93-346, as amended, or in military units and 
                support facilities to which section 1 of Executive 
                Order 12793 of March 20, 1992, as amended, refers'' 
                immediately preceding the period;
                    (c) in section 2, by striking ``Military Assistant 
                to the Vice President'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
                ``Vice President's designee (with the concurrence of 
                the Director of the White House Military Office in the 
                case of personnel in military units or support 
                facilities to which section 1 of Executive Order 12793, 
                as amended, refers)'';
                    (d) in section 2, by inserting ``and, in the case 
                of members of the commissioned corps of the National 
                Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or the 
                commissioned corps of the Public Health Service so 
                assigned, by the Secretary of Commerce or the Secretary 
                of Health and Human Services, respectively'' 
                immediately preceding the period;
                    (e) in section 5, by adding at the end of the 
                section ``No award shall be made to an individual under 
                this Order based on a period of service with respect to 
                which, in whole or in part, the individual was awarded 
                the Presidential Service Badge.'';
                    (f) in section 6, by striking ``and Coast Guard,'' 
                and inserting in lieu thereof ``Coast Guard, 
                commissioned corps of the National Oceanic and 
                Atmospheric Administration, and commissioned corps of 
                the Public Health Service,'';
                    (g) in section 6, by inserting ``, or who has been 
                assigned to perform duties predominantly for the Vice 
                President, in the implementation of Public Law 93-346, 
                as amended, or in military units and support facilities 
                to which section 1 of Executive Order 12793, as 
                amended, refers,'' after ``Office of the Vice 
                President'';
                    (h) in section 6, by inserting ``, unless otherwise 
                directed by the Director of the White House Military 
                Office in the case of personnel in military units or 
                support facilities to which section 1 of Executive 
                Order 12793, as amended, refers,'' after ``is 
                authorized'';
                    (i) in section 6, by inserting ``or her'' after 
                ``his''; and
                    (j) in section 6, by striking ``first day of duty 
                in the Office of the Vice President'' and inserting in 
                lieu thereof ``first day of such duty''.

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                Sec. 2. This order is not intended to, and does not, 
                create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
                enforceable at law or in equity by any party against 
                the United States, its departments, agencies, entities, 
                officers, employees or agents, or any other person.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                     March 10, 2005.
		

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