JORF n ° 1 of January 1, 2003 page 22 text no. 4 DECREE Decree of 31 December 2002 appointing exceptionally NOR: PREX0206238D ELI: not available by Decree of the President of the Republic as of December 31, 2002, taken on the report of the Prime Minister and targeted for execution by the grand Chancellor of the Legion of honor regard the statements of the Council of the order that these appointments are made in accordance with laws, decrees and regulations in force and, in particular, article R. 27 of the code of the Legion of honor and the military medal, the Council of Ministers heard, are named on an exceptional basis, to take rank from the date of receipt in their grade : Ministry of youth, national education and research has exceptionally to the rank of Knight Mr. Ouazana (Jean-Charles), certified teacher; 10 years of civilian and military service.
Research and new technologies in exceptional to the rank of Knight Mr. Lafforgue (Laurent, Pierre, Claude), Director of research, Professor at the Institute of advanced scientific studies, Fields Medal in 2002. 14 years of civilian and military service.
The sports Ministry has exceptionally to the rank of Knight, M. Jalabert (Laurent, Pierre), former professional cyclist. 16 sports and military services.