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S. 2954 (115th): Guardians of America’s Freedom Medal Act


The text of the bill below is as of May 24, 2018 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


II

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2954

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 24, 2018

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL

To provide for the award of medals or other commendations to handlers of military working dogs and military working dogs, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Guardians of America's Freedom Medal Act.

2.

Award of medals or other commendations to handlers of military working dogs and military working dogs

(a)

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.

(b)

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.

(c)

Regulations

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.