IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 24, 2018
Mr. Menendez introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services
To provide for the award of medals or other commendations to handlers of military working dogs and military working dogs, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Guardians of America's Freedom Medal Act.
Award of medals or other commendations to handlers of military working dogs and military working dogs
Program of award required
Each Secretary of a military department shall carry out a program to provide for the award of one or more medals or other commendations to handlers of military working dogs, and to military working dogs, under the jurisdiction of such Secretary to recognize valor or meritorious achievement by such handlers and dogs.
Medal and commendations
Any medal or commendation awarded pursuant to a program under subsection (a) shall be of such design, and include such elements, as the Secretary of the military department concerned shall specify.
Medals and commendations shall be awarded under programs under subsection (a) in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense for purposes of this section.