To whom awarded: The Defense of Liberty Medal is a Campaign Medal which may be awarded to members of the New York State Organized Militia who performed homeland defense duty in any status in response to an order by the Governor. This medal may also be awarded to civilians who worked in support of the New York State Organized Militia and are deemed appropriate by The Adjutant General.
How awarded: Rosters for military personnel on State Active Duty will be provided through command channels to each respective major component awards area of responsibility. Individuals who are in federal technician, Active Guard and Reserve (AGR), Active Duty Special Work (ADSW) or volunteer status should be added to the roster, along with the period of service and mission. All rosters must be certified by the major component commander, prior to forwarding to each major component awards area of responsibility for review and award issuance, ATTN: MNP-ARB for NYARNG; MNAF/DP for NYANG; MNNM for the NYNM, and MNSG for the NYG. . Recommendations for civilian personnel will be forwarded to The Adjutant General, ATTN: MNHS-AD. The period of service and type of duty performed shall be clearly defined.
Succeeding awards: Only one award per individual will be issued for this campaign.
Precedence: The Defense of Liberty Medal will follow the New York State Desert Storm Medal.
Approving authority: Commander of each respective major component of the New York State Organized Militia. The Adjutant General will be the approving authority for civilian personnel.
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