Military Affairs and Defense


SECTION 30-8-9

   § 30-8-9  Rhode Island defense service medal. – (a) Members of the national guard ordered, called, or drafted to active duty under the constitution and laws of the United States during the operation desert shield/desert storm call-up and all members of the National Guard who were part of the selected Reserve in good standing between August 2, 1990 through November 30, 1995; and from September 11, 2001 to a date to be determined or federal call-ups subsequent thereto, or those serving on full-time national guard training duty during the federal call-up, may be awarded the Rhode Island defense service medal. No more than one Rhode Island defense service medal shall be awarded to any person, but for each succeeding service, a bronze oak-leaf cluster shall be awarded in lieu thereof.

   (b) The adjutant general shall follow the provisions of §§ 30-8-6 and 30-8-7 with reference to the design and procurement of the medal and the rules, regulations, and orders with reference thereto.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1992, ch. 140, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 311, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 403, § 2; P.L. 2007, ch. 74, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 83, § 1.)