Order Def/1716/2015, Of 29 July, Amending The Order Def/3594/2003, Of December 10, Approved Rules For The Processing And Ordinary Of The Military Merit Cross, Naval And Aeronautical, Award With Distinti...

Original Language Title: Orden DEF/1716/2015, de 29 de julio, por la que se modifica la Orden DEF/3594/2003, de 10 de diciembre, por la que se aprueban las normas para la tramitación y concesión ordinaria de las Cruces del Mérito Militar, Naval y Aeronáutico, con distinti...

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It order DEF / 3594 / 2003, of 10 December, by which is approve them standards for the processing and concession ordinary of them crosses of the merit military, Naval and aeronautical, with distinctive white, and of them mentions mentions, the delegation of powers in this matter, and the use of them decorations representative of them rewards, was dictated in development and execution of it willing in it available additional segunda.1 of the regulation general of rewards military approved by the Royal Decree 1040 / 2003 of 1 August, which establishes that the Minister of defence shall determine standards for processing and granting of the crosses of merit military, Naval and aeronautics, with distinctive white, granted as Grand Cross or as Cruz, and honorable mention, as well as its limitations; and in the final disposition only, which establishes that it shall take many steps and measures are necessary in development and implementation of the provisions of this regulation.

He course of the time from the entry in force of it order DEF / 3594 / 2003, of 10 of December, has since of manifesto it need of that them authorities with powers delegated have of criteria homogeneous of application in them cases that is determine, guaranteeing the coherence and proportionality in it presentation of them proposed initial of concession, besides proceed to systematize and complete it regulation of the regime legal applicable to them rewards military.

During its processing, this provision was informed by the professional associations with representation on the Board of staff of the armed forces, in accordance with article 40.2. b) of law 9/2011, of 27 July, rights and duties of members of the armed forces, and has been given knowledge of it to the rest of the professional associations listed in the register of professional associations of members of the armed forces (, according to the article 40.1. c) of the Act organic 9 / 2011, of 27 of July. (Finally, with arrangement to it established in the article 49.1. c) of the aforementioned law organic, has been informed by the Council of Personal of them forces armed.

In his virtue, I have: article only. Modification of the order DEF/3594/2003, of December 10, which approve the rules for processing and grant ordinary of the military merit cross, Naval and aeronautics, with distinctive white, and the honorable mentions, the delegation of powers in this matter, and the use of the representative of the rewards awards.

Is modifies the order DEF / 3594 / 2003, of 10 of December, by which is approve them standards for the processing and concession ordinary of them crosses of the merit military, Naval and aeronautical, with distinctive white, and of them mentions mentions, the delegation of powers in this matter, and the use of them decorations representative of them rewards, in the following sense : One. Added seven new sections, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, to the first standard in chapter I with the following content: «4. in each call, the two annual, the competent authorities may grant cross of military merit, the Naval merit and the aeronautical merit with white distinction, as Cruz, to military and civilian personnel for the Ministry of defence and the armed forces» (, in the following maximum percentages: to) for military personnel, 2.5 per cent of the strength of each of the categories of officer, non-commissioned officer and troop and crew.

(b) for the personal civil, the 1.5 percent of this staff.

5 once completed record by accumulation of three honorable mentions, the competent authorities shall determine of the military merit cross, Naval or aeronautical granted consecutively using the criteria with the following preference order: to) membership of the military army.

(b) army where it is intended.

(c) army in which it received the number more of mentions mentions.

(d) army where was granted the last honorable mention.

(e) criteria of the Chief of the unit, Center or agency of destination.

(6. in each call, of them two annual, the authorities competent may grant mentions mentions to the personal military and civil intended in the Ministry of Defense and in them forces armed, in them following percentages maximum: to) for the personal military, the 1 percent of them effective of each an of them categories of official, non-commissioned officer and of troop and seamanship.

(b) for the personal civil, the 0.60 percent of this staff.

7. for the calculation of the number of allowances of crosses of merit military, Naval and aeronautics, with distinctive white, and honorable mentions, in accordance with the corresponding maximum percentage, existing staff will be taken as reference to first of the month of January, for the proclamation of his Majesty the King, and first of the month of September, for the military Easter of the year.

8. the staff of the Civil Guard Corps for the Ministry of defence and the armed forces, will be posted within the maximum percentages of the numbers of staff military, in their respective categories.

9. in each call, for the annual two, with respect to personnel of the guard corps Civil intended in its scope, the Director General of the Civil Guard will present to the Undersecretary of Defense proposal rewards military cross of military merit and honourable mentions, with a maximum rate of 0.5 per cent of the strength of each of the categories of official Chief Petty Officer, capes, and guards.

10 in each of the calls, the two annual, the competent authorities rise to the Undersecretary of Defense proposals for granting of cross of military merit, the Naval merit and aeronautical merit, with distinctive white, like Cruz, following civil, military personnel and forces and bodies of State security, in the following maximum amounts: to) for civilian personnel at the service of public administrations outside the Ministry of defence as well as for other civil of Spanish nationality, five (5).

(b) for foreign civilian and military personnel, three (3).

(c) for military personnel outside of the area of competence of authorities, for fifteen (15).

(d) for staff of the body of the Civil Guard, ten (10).

«(e) for staff of the national police, four (4).»

Two. (1) the standard fourth is drafted as follows: "1. the award of the cross of military merit, the Naval merit or aeronautical merit, with distinctive white, as Grand Cross or as a cross, and the honorable mentions, will be held twice a year, these calls will coincide with the anniversary of the proclamation of his Majesty the King or the military Easter."

Sole final provision. Entry in force.

The present order ministerial will enter in force the day following to the of your publication in the «Bulletin official of the State».

Madrid, July 29, 2015.-the Minister of Defense, Pedro Morenés Eulate.