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Genuine United States Presidential Service Badge Lapel Pin.
Measures approximately .5" in diameter. This gold finished pin has an enameled Presidential blue inset crested by a detailed gold finished eagle depicting the Presidential Seal.
May be worn by any current or former US Military member who has served on the President's military or civilian staff, typically worn on the left lapel of civilian clothes may also be worn as a tie tac. A wonderful keepsake for anyone who has ever served on this select military duty.
Comes on original red manufacturers card, the badge is makers marke on the revese V-21 for the US Government authorized manufacturer VANGUARD, USA.
Executive Order 10879 of June 1, 1960 was signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhauer establishing a White House Service Badge. President Lyndon B. Johnson retired the White House Service Badge and issued a separate Presidential Service Badge by signing Executive Order 11174 on Sept. 1, 1964.
Typical recipients include:
Military Aides to the President appointed from each of the military services
White House military Public Affairs Officers
White House Communication Agency (WHCA), which supports Presidential communications worldwide
White House Transport Agency (WHTA), which provides motor vehicle transportation to the White House as directed by the White House Military Office.
Marine Helicopter Squardron 1 (HMX-1) who fly Marine One.
Marines assigned to the Marine Security Company at Camp David.
Emergency War Officer, an officer of pay-grade O-4 or above, who shadows the President at all times with a briefcase, known as "The Football", that contains the launch codes to the American Nuclear Weapons Arsenal.
The Presidential Service Badge, or "PSB" as it is called by those who receive it, is awarded only after one year of service in one of the positions listed above. When presented, it is accompanied by an award certificate and miniature lapel version. Each PSB is individually serial numbered.
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