127A-45.5. North Carolina National Guard Meritorious Civilian Service Award.

There is hereby created the North Carolina National Guard Meritorious Civilian Service Award which shall consist of a certificate of a design approved by the Governor or the Governor's designee. The Adjutant General of North Carolina or the Adjutant General's designee, who shall not be below the grade of general officer, is authorized to confer this award. This award may be granted to individuals, organizations, corporations, associations and other groups, making a substantial contribution to the North Carolina National Guard. (1977, c. 796; 2009-281, s. 1; 2011-195, s. 1(a).)