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Proposal For The Global War on Illegal Drugs Ribbon Citation

Section 1. Proposal for Establishing Authority

Authority for the Citation for Service During The Global War on Illegal Drugs Ribbon to be established by a Presidential Executive Order with the Department of Defense, The State Department, The Department of Homeland Security, The United States Coast Guard, The Department of Justice, State and Local Law Enforcement agencies, et al. Full and exclusive property rights for this Award shall be the federal government of the United States of America representing the citizens of the United States, with The White House serving as custodian or record.

Section 2. Effective Dates

The Citation for Service During The Global War on Illegal Drugs authorization shall be in effect from (the date of the Executive Order signing) to a terminal date to be declared by the President of the United States. Authorization of the ribbon shall be retroactive to date of the creation of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, 01 July 1973.

3. Section 3. Authorizing Agencies

The assigned agencies (Section 1.) shall be authorized to approve award of the Ribbon to any department, bureau, mission, operation, et al., or individual under their jurisdiction.

Section 4. Criteria

The Citation for Service During The Global War on Illegal Drugs ribbon is authorized for active participation or service in a drug war Operation, Mission, Assignment, Deployment, et al.

Section 5. Ribbon Type

The framed Citation for Service During The Global War on Illegal Drugs ribbon shall be authorized on a unit, department, operation, organization, mission or individual basis. All recipients shall be authorized to wear the Ribbon.

Section 6. Ribbon Description

The Citation for Service During The Global War on Illegal Drugs ribbon is a green/black/white ribbon, 1 3/8 inches wide and 3/8 of an inch high, set in a decorative gold-colored metal frame simulating a laurel wreath. United States manufacturers of the ribbon may produce the ribbon only in the standard size so stated above.

The colors of the ribbon are denoted as green for color of the growth of illegal drugs, white for the color of processed illegal drugs, and black for the destruction, harm and death caused to individuals and societies by their use.

Section 7. Civilian Wear

The framed Citation for Service During The Global War on Illegal Drugs ribbon shall be worn on the left lapel.

Section 8. Military Order of Precedence Wear

The framed Citation for Service During The Global War on Illegal Drugs ribbon shall be worn on the right side of the uniform after all other Decorations.

Section 9. Devices

Additional awards of the Citation for Service During The Global War on Illegal Drugs ribbon are denoted by bronze or silver star as follows:

  • One bronze star (three-sixteenths of an inch in diameter) for service in two to nine named activities
  • One silver star (three-sixteenths of an inch in diameter) for service in ten named activities
  • Additional silver stars for each additional ten named activities, for a maximum of four silver stars.

Section 10. Ribbon History

The Citation for Service During The Global War on Illegal Drugs ribbon was designed by Mr. Francis Edward White and Mr. Phillip Roger Coleman.

Mr. White served as a Group Supervisor for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. Mr. Coleman serves as the Editor In Chief of Drug Enforcement Agent Watch. Both Mssrs White and Coleman are veterans of the United States Army who served full tours of duty in the Republic of Vietnam.

Section 11. Current Status

a. The GWOID ribbon is currently designated a Commemorative award
b. The purpose of this project is to have the GWOID adopted royalty free from the American War Library and designated a federal military and civilian award owned by the U.S. government and elevated on comparable or discretionary level as the U.S. Presidential Unit Citation to be authorized to units, agencies, departments, mission, et al., and applied to all applicable members or employees of such under the Criteria (Section 4.)

CONTACT INFORMATION

Editor-in-Chief DEA Watch
817 East Via Carmelitos
Virginia Building 319
Long Beach CA 90805-7549
Phone/Fax 1-562-422-4100
Email

Document date: 18 June 2023