National Security Medal, 60793-60794 [2015-25744]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 194 / Wednesday, October 7, 2015 / Presidential Documents 60793 Presidential Documents Executive Order 13709 of October 2, 2015 National Security 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, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. In order to more appropriately recognize distinguished achievements and outstanding contributions in the field of national security, Executive Order 10431 of January 19, 1953, is amended as follows: (a) Section 2 is amended to read as follows: ‘‘The National Security Medal may be awarded to any person, without regard to nationality, including members of the Armed Forces of the United States, for distinguished achievement or outstanding contribution made on or after July 26, 1947, in the field of national security through either exceptionally meritorious service performed in a position of high responsibility or through an act of heroism requiring personal courage of a high degree and complete disregard of personal safety.’’; and (b) By inserting at the end: ‘‘7. Any individual having personal knowledge of the facts of a potential recipient’s exceptionally meritorious service or act of heroism, either as an eyewitness or from the testimony of others who have personal knowledge or were eyewitnesses, may recommend the potential recipient as a candidate for the award to the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council. Any recommendations shall be made with the concurrence of the department or agency employing the proposed recipient, if appropriate, and be accompanied by complete documentation, including, where necessary, certificates, affidavits, or sworn transcripts of testimony. Each recommendation for an award shall show the exact status, at the time of the rendition of the service on which the recommendation is based, with respect to citizenship, employment, and all other material factors of the person who is being recommended for the National Security Medal. Each recommendation shall contain a draft of an appropriate citation to accompany the award of the National Security Medal. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS ‘‘8. Upon a determination by the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council that the National Security Medal is warranted, and following approval by the President, the Executive Secretary shall notify the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which will then process the award recommendation, prepare the National Security Medal, with any appropriate devices, and deliver the National Security Medal to the National Security Council for presentation to the recipient.’’ Sec. 2. This order supersedes the regulations governing the award of the National Security Medal issued with Presidential approval on January 19, 1953, and published with Executive Order 10431. Sec. 3. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect: (i) the authority granted by law to an executive department, agency, or the head thereof; or (ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals. (b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:34 Oct 06, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07OCE0.SGM 07OCE0 60794 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 194 / Wednesday, October 7, 2015 / Presidential Documents (c) 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, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person. THE WHITE HOUSE, October 2, 2015. [FR Doc. 2015–25744 Filed 10–6–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:34 Oct 06, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07OCE0.SGM 07OCE0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Billing code 3295–F6–P

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Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 194 / Wednesday, October 7, 2015 / 
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                Executive Order 13709 of October 2, 2015

                
National Security 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, it is hereby ordered 
                as follows:

                Section 1. Policy. In order to more appropriately 
                recognize distinguished achievements and outstanding 
                contributions in the field of national security, 
                Executive Order 10431 of January 19, 1953, is amended 
                as follows:

                    (a) Section 2 is amended to read as follows: ``The 
                National Security Medal may be awarded to any person, 
                without regard to nationality, including members of the 
                Armed Forces of the United States, for distinguished 
                achievement or outstanding contribution made on or 
                after July 26, 1947, in the field of national security 
                through either exceptionally meritorious service 
                performed in a position of high responsibility or 
                through an act of heroism requiring personal courage of 
                a high degree and complete disregard of personal 
                safety.''; and
                    (b) By inserting at the end:
                    ``7. Any individual having personal knowledge of 
                the facts of a potential recipient's exceptionally 
                meritorious service or act of heroism, either as an 
                eyewitness or from the testimony of others who have 
                personal knowledge or were eyewitnesses, may recommend 
                the potential recipient as a candidate for the award to 
                the Executive Secretary of the National Security 
                Council. Any recommendations shall be made with the 
                concurrence of the department or agency employing the 
                proposed recipient, if appropriate, and be accompanied 
                by complete documentation, including, where necessary, 
                certificates, affidavits, or sworn transcripts of 
                testimony. Each recommendation for an award shall show 
                the exact status, at the time of the rendition of the 
                service on which the recommendation is based, with 
                respect to citizenship, employment, and all other 
                material factors of the person who is being recommended 
                for the National Security Medal. Each recommendation 
                shall contain a draft of an appropriate citation to 
                accompany the award of the National Security Medal.
                    ``8. Upon a determination by the Executive 
                Secretary of the National Security Council that the 
                National Security Medal is warranted, and following 
                approval by the President, the Executive Secretary 
                shall notify the Office of the Director of National 
                Intelligence, which will then process the award 
                recommendation, prepare the National Security Medal, 
                with any appropriate devices, and deliver the National 
                Security Medal to the National Security Council for 
                presentation to the recipient.''

                Sec. 2. This order supersedes the regulations governing 
                the award of the National Security Medal issued with 
                Presidential approval on January 19, 1953, and 
                published with Executive Order 10431.

                Sec. 3. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order 
                shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department, agency, or the 
head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget 
relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

                    (b) This order shall be implemented consistent with 
                applicable law and subject to the availability of 
                appropriations.

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                    (c) 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, or 
                entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any 
                other person.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    October 2, 2015.

[FR Doc. 2015-25744
Filed 10-6-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F6-P