For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 28, 2003
Amendment to Executive Order 10448, Establishing the National Defense Service Medal
By the authority vested in me as President of the United States and as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, and in order to extend eligibility for the award of the National Defense Service Medal to members in good standing in the Selected Reserve of the Armed Forces of the United States, it is hereby ordered that Executive Order 10448 of April 22, 1953, as amended, is further amended:
1. by inserting "or service in good standing in the Selected Reserve of the Armed Forces" after "active military service" each place it appears; and
2. by striking "additional period of active duty" and inserting in lieu thereof "additional period."
Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect the exercise of authority granted by Executive Order 12776 of October 8, 1991.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
March 28, 2003.
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