Military Affairs and Defense


SECTION 30-8-2

§ 30-8-2. Bronze service medal.

In recognition of honorable service in the militia of Rhode Island other than in the national guard, every commissioned officer, warrant officer, and enlisted person, now or hereafter in the militia of this state, who has rendered seven (7) years continuous honorable service, and any officer or enlisted person hereafter completing a like service, shall receive, upon application to the adjutant general, a bronze service medal; and for ten (10) years of honorable service, at least seven (7) of which shall have been continuous, and for each additional five (5) years of honorable service, whether continuous or not, the officer or enlisted person shall receive appropriate clasps to be worn on the ribbon of the medal; provided, that, officers and enlisted persons of the militia who were in federal service during World War I, World War II, and the Korean Emergency shall be given credit for this service as state service and those who were commissioned, warranted, or enlisted in the militia upon its reorganization or within six (6) months from the time of discharge from federal service shall be entitled to have the intervening period counted as state service for the purposes of this section.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1956, ch. 3742, par. 230; G.L. 1956, § 30-8-2; P.L. 1974, ch. 83, § 1.)