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Executive Order 10879--Establishing the Presidential Service Certificate and the Presidential Service Badge

Source: The provisions of Executive Order 10879 of June 1, 1960, 25 FR 4893, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 411, were revised and restated in their entirety by Executive Order 11174 of Sept. 1, 1964. These provisions, as revised, appear at 29 FR 12547, 3 CFR, 1964-1965 Comp., p. 239, unless otherwise noted.

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. Certificate established. The White House Service Certificate is hereby reestablished as the Presidential Service Certificate, to be awarded in the name of the President of the United States to members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard who have been assigned to the White House Office or to military units and support facilities under the administration of the Military Assistant to the President for a period of at least one year subsequent to January 20, 1969.

[Para. 1 amended by Executive Order 11520 of Mar. 25, 1970, 35 FR 5171, 3 CFR, 1966-1970 Comp., p. 911]

2. Award of the Certificate. The Presidential Service Certificate, the design of which accompanies and is hereby made a part of this Order, shall be awarded by the Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Navy, the Secretary of the Air Force, or, when the Coast Guard is not operating as a service in the Navy, the Secretary of Transportation, to military personnel of their respective services.

[Para. 2 amended by Executive Order 11407 of Apr. 23, 1968, 33 FR 6283, 3 CFR, 1966-1970 Comp., p. 723]

3. Badge established. The White House Service Badge is replaced by the Presidential Service Badge, the design of which accompanies and is hereby made a part of this Order. The Presidential Service Badge may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces assigned to duty in the White House Office or to military units and support facilities under the administration of the Military Assistant to the President by the Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Navy, the Secretary of the Air Force, or, when the Coast Guard is not operating as a service in the Navy, the Secretary of Transportation, upon recommendation of the Military Assistant to the President, to military personnel of their respective services. The Badge may be worn as a part of the uniform of those individuals upon award of the Presidential Service Certificate under such regulations as the Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Navy, and the Secretary of the Air Force, with the approval of the Secretary of Defense, and, when the Coast Guard is not operating as a service in the Navy, the Commandant of the Coast Guard, with the approval of the Secretary of Transportation, may severally prescribe.

[Para. 3 amended by Executive Order 11520 of Mar. 25, 1970, 35 FR 5171, 3 CFR, 1966-1970 Comp., p. 911]

4. Only one Presidential Service Certificate will be awarded to an individual during an administration. Only one Presidential Service Badge will be awarded.

5. The Presidential Service Certificate and the Presidential Service Badge established by this Order may be granted posthumously.

Editorial note: An illustration of the Presidential Service Badge, which was attached to and made a part of Executive Order 10879, is printed in 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 412. An illustration of the Presidential Service Certificate, which was attached to and made a part of Executive Order 11174, is printed in 3 CFR, 1964-1965 Comp., p. 240.


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