192.23 SERVICE MEDALS.
The commander-in-chief may, by general order, provide a suitable mark of distinction for all
officers and enlisted members who have served in the military forces of the state for an aggregate
period of three, five, ten, 15, and 20 years, respectively, and for like service thereafter; and medals
to be awarded for valor, for distinguished service, and for good conduct. The commander-in-chief
may authorize and prescribe regulations for the issuance of suitable marks of distinction to be
awarded to officers and enlisted members who have served in the military forces of the state
during periods of war or other declared emergencies, provided that these shall not be awarded for
service for which service medals or bars are authorized by federal authority.
History: (2423) 1921 c 506 s 29; 1943 c 108 s 15; 1947 c 125 s 6; 1986 c 444; 1997 c 24 s 9