Executive Order 13666—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.
NOTE: This Executive order was published in the Federal Register on April 23.
Barack Obama, Executive Order 13666—Expanding Eligibility for the Defense Meritorious Service Medal Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/305057