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COLD WAR CERTIFICATE

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The cold War Recognition Certificate is a recognition certificate awarded by the Secretary of Defense to all U. S. Armed Forces personnel and qualified federal government civilian personnel who faithfully and honorably served the United States anytime during the Cold War era, which is defined as September 2, 1945 to December 26, 1991. Anyone who served in the military or the Federal Government during this period is authorized to receive the certificate. Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen has approved a Cold War Recognition Certificate for award to all members of the armed forces and federal government civilian employees who faithfully served the United States during the Cold War era, Sept. 2, 1945, to Dec. 26, 1991. Congress established the Cold War certificate in Section 1084 of the fiscal 1998 National Defense Authorization Act.   The legislation states in part:   The Congress finds the following: "During the period of the the Cold War, from the end of World War II until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the United States and the Soviet Union engaged in a global military rivalry. " "This rivalry, potentially the most dangerous military confrontation in the history of mankind, has come to a close without a direct superpower military conflict." "Military and civilian personnel of the Department of Defense, personnel in the intelligence community, members of the foreign service, and other officers and employees of the United States faithfully performed their duties during the Cold War."   "Many such personnel performed their duties while isolated from family and friends and served overseas under frequently arduous conditions in order to protect the United States and achieve a lasting peace." "The discipline and dedication of those personnel were fundamental to the prevention of a superpower military conflict." The Department of Defense designated the Department of the Army as the executive agent for the Cold War Recognition Certificate program. The Army has established a home page at http://coldwar.army.mil that explains the correct procedures to request a Cold War Certificate. As previously announced, requests will be accepted by Internet, fax or mail, beginning today.   Individuals who request the certificate must certify that they served both faithfully and honorably, whether as a member of the U.S. armed forces or as a federal civilian employee during the Cold War era. Each mailed or faxed request must be accompanied by official documentation verifying government service during the Cold War era. Acceptable documentation includes any government form that includes the applicant's name and social security number or military service number or foreign service number, and the date of service. Applicants should not send original documents to verify federal service because the documents will not be returned to the sender. The mailing address for requests for the certificate is: Cold War Recognition 4035 Ridge Top Road Suite 400 Fairfax, Virginia 22030 The fax number is (703) 275-6749. The electronic mail address is coldwar@fairfax-emh1.army.mil. Requests sent by eMail will not be acted upon until the Fairfax office receives supporting documentation. Requests made on-line will be maintained for one year to allow ample time for individuals to forward supporting documents by fax or mail. Individuals normally will receive a response within 30 days; however, the turnaround time will depend upon the volume of requests received.  

 

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COLD WAR CERTIFICATE

The   cold   War   Recognition   Certificate   is   a   recognition   certificate awarded   by   the   Secretary   of   Defense   to   all   U.   S.   Armed   Forces personnel   and   qualified   federal   government   civilian   personnel who     faithfully     and     honorably     served     the     United     States anytime     during     the     Cold     War     era,     which     is     defined     as September   2,   1945   to   December   26,   1991.   Anyone   who   served in   the   military   or   the   Federal   Government   during   this   period   is authorized to receive the certificate. Secretary   of   Defense   William   S.   Cohen   has   approved   a   Cold War   Recognition   Certificate   for   award   to   all   members   of   the armed   forces   and   federal   government   civilian   employees   who faithfully   served   the   United   States   during   the   Cold   War   era, Sept.   2,   1945,   to   Dec.   26,   1991.   Congress   established   the   Cold War    certificate    in    Section    1084    of    the    fiscal    1998    National Defense Authorization Act.   The legislation states in part:   The Congress finds the following: "During   the   period   of   the   the   Cold   War,   from   the   end   of   World War   II   until   the   collapse   of   the   Soviet   Union   in   1991,   the   United States    and    the    Soviet    Union    engaged    in    a    global    military rivalry." "This      rivalry,      potentially      the      most      dangerous      military confrontation   in   the   history   of   mankind,   has   come   to   a   close without a direct superpower military conflict." "Military   and   civilian   personnel   of   the   Department   of   Defense, personnel    in    the    intelligence    community,    members    of    the foreign    service,    and    other    officers    and    employees    of    the United   States   faithfully   performed   their   duties   during   the   Cold War."   "Many   such   personnel   performed   their   duties   while   isolated from   family   and   friends   and   served   overseas   under   frequently arduous   conditions   in   order   to   protect   the   United   States   and achieve a lasting peace." "The     discipline     and     dedication     of     those     personnel     were fundamental    to    the    prevention    of    a    superpower    military conflict." The   Department   of   Defense   designated   the   Department   of   the Army    as    the    executive    agent    for    the    Cold    War    Recognition Certificate   program.   The   Army   has   established   a   home   page   at http://coldwar.army.mil   that   explains   the   correct   procedures to   request   a   Cold   War   Certificate.   As   previously   announced, requests   will   be   accepted   by   Internet,   fax   or   mail,   beginning today.   Individuals   who   request   the   certificate   must   certify   that   they served   both   faithfully   and   honorably,   whether   as   a   member   of the   U.S.   armed   forces   or   as   a   federal   civilian   employee   during the    Cold    War    era.    Each    mailed    or    faxed    request    must    be accompanied   by   official   documentation   verifying   government service   during   the   Cold   War   era.   Acceptable   documentation includes   any   government   form   that   includes   the   applicant's name   and   social   security   number   or   military   service   number or   foreign   service   number,   and   the   date   of   service.   Applicants should   not   send   original   documents   to   verify   federal   service because the documents will not be returned to the sender. The mailing address for requests for the certificate is: Cold War Recognition 4035 Ridge Top Road Suite 400 Fairfax, Virginia 22030 The   fax   number   is   (703)   275-6749.   The   electronic   mail   address is coldwar@fairfax-emh1.army.mil. Requests sent by eMail   will   not   be   acted   upon   until   the   Fairfax   office   receives supporting    documentation.    Requests    made    on-line    will    be maintained   for   one   year   to   allow   ample   time   for   individuals   to forward    supporting    documents    by    fax    or    mail.    Individuals normally   will   receive   a   response   within   30   days;   however,   the turnaround    time    will    depend    upon    the    volume    of    requests received.  

 

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