The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
Executive Order -- Expanding Eligibility for the Defense Meritorious Service Medal
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Executive Order 12019 of November 3, 1977 (Establishing the Defense Meritorious Service Medal), is amended by inserting ", or to any member of the armed forces of a friendly foreign nation," after "any member of the Armed Forces of the United States".
THE WHITE HOUSE,
April 18, 2014.