Secretary of Defense William J. Perry will award the first
M mobilization devices to representatives of each of the seven
reserve components at 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, 1996, in the
Pentagon Briefing Room, 2E781.
On hand will be senior DoD officials, adjutants general from
the surrounding states, representatives of the military
associations and families of the award recipients participating
in the event.
The bronze M device is awarded to members of the Army and
Air National Guard, Army and Air Force Reserve, Navy Reserve,
Marine Corps Reserve and U.S. Coast Guard Reserve who have
performed qualifying active duty service in support of a
contingency operation designated by the Secretary of Defense.
August 6, 1996, President Clinton signed an executive order that
established Aug. 1, 1990 as the effective date for qualifying for
the award and the authorization for it to be worn on the Armed
Forces Reserve Medal.
The executive order makes more than 282,000 National Guard
and Reserve members eligible to wear the device, including those
who participated in the Persian Gulf War, Operation RESTORE HOPE
(Somalia), Operation UPHOLD DEMOCRACY (Haiti) and Operation JOINT
For more information, contact Lt. Col. Terry Jones, (703)