PERMISS

Presidential Medal of Freedom

The Presidential Medal of Freedom may be awarded to any person who has made an especially meritorious contribution.

Eligibility:

  • Any United States citizen may be granted this award by the President.

Criteria:

  • This award recognizes individuals who have made significant meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States; world peace; cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.

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