[USC03] 10 USC 1121: Legion of Merit: award
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10 USC 1121: Legion of Merit: award Text contains those laws in effect on August 15, 2018
From Title 10-ARMED FORCESSubtitle A-General Military LawPART II-PERSONNELCHAPTER 57-DECORATIONS AND AWARDS
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§1121. Legion of Merit: award

The President, under regulations to be prescribed by him, may award a decoration called the "Legion of Merit", having suitable appurtenances and devices and not more than four degrees, to any member of the armed forces of the United States or of any friendly foreign nation who, after September 8, 1939, has distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious conduct in performing outstanding services.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 88 .)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
1121 10:1408b(1). July 20, 1942, ch. 508, §2(1), 56 Stat. 662 .

The words "Government of the Philippines" are omitted as covered by the words "any friendly foreign nation". The words "There is created", "rules and", and "the proclamation of an emergency by the President on" are omitted as surplusage.