DOT 9/11 Medal. Authorized by the Secretary of Transportation on 11
a. Eligibility requirements. Awarded to employees of the Department of
Transportation and private citizens for meritorious service resulting from
and outstanding achievement in response to the attacks on September
11, 2001. The
award may be made posthumously and the decoration and certificate presented to the
next of kin with appropriate ceremony. New recommendations for the 9/11 Medal
are not authorized. Specifically this award
is authorized for the following personnel:
(1) Employees of the DOT who were on scene at the World Trade Center Complex in
New York, the crash site in Pennsylvania, or at the Pentagon on September 11,
2001 and performed a role in the initial rescue and recovery operations.
(2) All personnel directly involved in the evacuation of lower Manhattan
DOT employees, masters and crews of commercial vessels, and
crews of recreational boats that actually transported evacuees
evacuation on September 11, 2001. The level of effort must clearly
member above that described in the 9/11 Ribbon.
(3) Personnel that demonstrated extraordinary participation or leadership
patrolling harbors, securing critical infrastructure facilities, escorting
vessels, and conducting boardings of vessels entering U.S.
waters during the
period of September 11, 2001 to September 11, 2002. The
level of effort must
clearly set the member above that described in the 9/11 Ribbon.
(4) Employees of the DOT who demonstrated extraordinary dedication
between September 11, 2001 and September 11, 2002.
Participation must have
been at an exceptional level to warrant consideration
for the awarding of the 9/11
Medal. The level of effort must clearly set the
member well above that described
in the 9/11 Ribbon.
b. Submission requirements. Commanding officers of Coast Guard units
a complete list of names for those individuals eligible with a summary of action, not
longer than one page, for each person via the chain
of command to the Area
Commander. In the event that actions of a group of individuals were very similar in
nature, and can easily be described in a single page, commands may group these
names together and attach them to a single summary of action for submission.
Authorized Devices: None