SAMR-PO 30 JULY 2008




MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT: Delegation of Authority - Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism

  1. Reference memorandum, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Civilian Personnel Policy) (DUSD(CPP)), April 7, 2008, subject: Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism - Change 1 (with attachment dated March 31, 2008) (Enclosure 1).
  2. By memorandum dated August 9, 2007, the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) announced the approval of the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT Medal), which was officially unveiled on February 26, 2008. Under cover of the memorandum referenced above, DUSD (CPP) issued an April 7, 2008 clarification on the criteria for issuance of the GWOT Medal and a delegation to the Secretaries of the Military Departments for the procurement, issuance and administrative procedures for approval of the GWOT Medal. Pursuant to a delegation from the Secretary of the Army, I hereby further delegate authority with respect to the GWOT Medal as described in paragraph 3 below.
  3. Delegation of Approval Authority.
    1. Approval authority for the GWOT Medal is delegated to the Commanders of the Army Commands, the Commanders of the Army Service Component Commands, the Commanders/Superintendent of the Direct Reporting Units and the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. For purposes of this delegation, the Principal Officials of the Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA), their staffs and other elements, Field Operating Agencies, Staff Support Agencies and those Direct Reporting Units not covered above (to include the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center) fall under the purview of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army.
    2. This authority may be further delegated, in writing, to Commanders and Activity Heads, at grades no lower than Lieutenant Colonel or GS-14 (or equivalent), for civilian employees under their purview.
    3. Delegates are encouraged to present the GWOT Medal to eligible civilian employees in an appropriate commemorative ceremony or other meaningful recognition venue.
  4. Authority exercised pursuant to this delegation must be exercised consistent with Department of Defense policy and procedures and any guidance or instructions issued by HQDA. A compilation of the current areas of eligibility for the GWOT Medal is enclosed for your use (Enclosure 2).
  5. This delegation expires three years from July 1, 2008 unless earlier revoked or superseded.
  6. To the extent this memorandum impacts bargaining unit employees' conditions of employment, activities are reminded to meet their statutory labor relations obligations in its implementation.




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RONALD J. JAMES                      
Assistant Secretary of the Army
          (Manpower and Reserve Affairs)




DISTRIBUTION:
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY

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US ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND
US ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND

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US ARMY EUROPE
US ARMY CENTRAL
US ARMY NORTH
US ARMY SOUTH
US ARMY PACIFIC
US ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND
US ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND/ARMY STRATEGIC COMMAND
EIGHTH US ARMY

DIRECT REPORTING UNITS
US ARMY NETWORK ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY COMMAND/9TH SIGNAL COMMAND
US ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND
US ARMY INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY COMMAND
US ARMY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION COMMAND
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
US ARMY MILITARY DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
US ARMY TEST AND EVALUATION COMMAND
US MILITARY ACADEMY
US ARMY RESERVE COMMAND
US ARMY INSTALLATION MANAGEMENT COMMAND

CF:
DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR INTELLIGENCE, ATTN: DAMI-CP

ASSISTANT G-1 FOR CIVILIAN PERSONNEL

DIRECTOR
CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES AGENCY

ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS),
ATTN: SAMR-PO (MS. WARD)

GENERAL COUNSEL
THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, ATTN: DAJA-LE