Alaska Statutes.
Title 26. Military Affairs, Veterans, and Disasters
Chapter 5. Military Code of Alaska
Section 342. Alaska Decoration of Honor.
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AS 26.05.342. Alaska Decoration of Honor.

(a) There is created an Alaska Decoration of Honor. The Alaska Decoration of Honor may be awarded to an individual who has been killed in action on or after the date Alaska achieved statehood while

(1) engaged in an action against any enemy of the United States;

(2) engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force;

(3) serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party; or

(4) serving in or deploying to or from a combat zone as designated by presidential order.

(b) To be eligible to receive the Alaska Decoration of Honor, an individual must have been, at the time the individual was killed in action, a member of

(1) the Alaska National Guard who was a legal resident of the state;

(2) the United States military reserves who was a legal resident of the state; or

(3) the regular United States armed forces who was

(A) a legal resident of the state; or

(B) stationed in the state by a proper order of the United States Department of Defense.

(c) The Alaska Decoration of Honor shall be awarded by a concurrent resolution drafted in consultation with the adjutant general's office. The resolution must be

(1) introduced by the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, a member of the legislature who is the authorized representative of the president of the senate or the speaker of the house of representatives, or the chair of the committee of each house of the legislature with primary jurisdiction over military and veterans' affairs; and

(2) adopted by both houses of the legislature.

(d) The Joint Armed Services Committee shall make arrangements for the designing and awarding of the Alaska Decoration of Honor.

(e) The adjutant general shall

(1) annually obtain from the United States government a list of individuals who fulfill the criteria described in (a)(1) - (4) and (b)(1) - (3) of this section during the previous calendar year; and

(2) not later than December 31 each year, provide this list of individuals to the president of the senate and speaker of the house of representatives; the adjutant general may edit the list to remove from it the name of any individual whose service, in the judgment of the adjutant general, would have resulted in the individual's discharge or release under conditions that were other than honorable.

(f) The adjutant general shall enter the name of each recipient of the Alaska Decoration of Honor on the Alaska Decoration of Honor Roll maintained under AS 26.05.190 (e).

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