Presidential Recognition on Retirement from Military Service
|Publication Date:||1 September 2011|
PURPOSE. This Instruction reissues Reference (a) consistent with the authority in Reference (b) to establish policy, assign responsibilities, and provide procedures for conveying the appreciation of the President to Military Service members upon their retirement, in accordance with Reference (c).
APPLICABILITY. This Instruction applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (hereinafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components"). As used herein, the term "Military Services" refers to the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and the Marine Corps.