5902-4-01 Definitions.

For purposes of Chapter 5902-4 of the Administrative Code, and except as otherwise provided, the following definitions shall apply:

(A) "Afghanistan service" means military service within Afghanistan during the period between October 7, 2001, and the date determined by the president of the United States as the end of the involvement of the United States armed forces in Afghanistan.

(B) "Child" when used in referring to the child of a deceased veteran, includes a child born as issue of a lawful marriage to which the deceased veteran was a part, a child who was legally adopted by the deceased veteran, the natural child of a deceased female veteran, and the child of a deceased male veteran for whom the parent-child relationship was lawfully established under a court or administrative proceeding.

(C) "Domestic Service" means service within the territorial limits of the fifty states.

(D) "Foreign service" means service in locations other than the territorial limits of the fifty states, excluding Persian gulf, Afghanistan, or Iraq service.

(E) "Iraq service" means military service within Iraq during the period between March 19, 2003, and the date determined by the president of the United States as the end of the involvement in Iraq.

(F) "Persian gulf service" means military service within the Persian gulf theater of operations during the period between August 2, 1990, and March 3, 1991.

(G) "Persian gulf theater of operations" means the geographic area determined by the United States department of defense for the awarding of the southwest asia service medal for the period of time between August 2, 1990 through March 3, 1991.

(H) "United States armed forces" includes the army, air force, navy, marine corps, and coast guard; any active reserve component of such forces; and members of the Ohio national guard serving on active duty.

Effective: 05/17/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/17/2015Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: Section 2r, Article VIII, Ohio Constitution
Rule Amplifies: Section 2r, Article VIII, Ohio Constitution