- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Chief, Secret Intelligence Service (SIS/MI6), Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI), War Office, British Government
- Awarded on:
- January 28th, 1949
"Major General Sir Stewart Menzies, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O., British Army, displayed exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of duties of great responsibility and of the highest operational importance from the early stage of the war until final victory over Germany and Japan. Entrusted with critical tasks, he discharged them in a manner which reflected extraordinary credit upon himself and upon his nation. His ready spirit of cooperation in his constant dealings with American leaders, coupled with rare qualities of foresight and initiative, was of direct and substantial benefit to the United States Army and constituted an outstanding contribution to Allied Victory."