Authorized by Executive Order 8808 (EO8808) on June 28th, 1941 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War 2.
Award Criteria (as detailed by various official sources):
The American Defense Service Medal will be awarded to all persons who served on active duty at any time between Sept. 8, 1939 and Dec. 7, 1941, if the active duty order specified service for a 12-month period or longer. A Foreign Service Clasp is attached to the ribbon and medal if the same requirements are met and the service was performed outside the continental United States (CONUS).
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