Hold fire, earn a medal

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  1. BeatNavy

    BeatNavy USMA Cadet

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  2. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    We already have TOO many "medals" for silly things...

    Another one for "good judgement" would be silly...

    Heck...I've been in uniform 27 years and have about that many decorations/ribbons. And for what?

    I can tell you honestly: I have 3 whole decorations that mean ANYTHING to me...the rest...

    They're known as "I was there" medals...and "I'm an old fart" decorations.

    We don't need anymore...we have plenty to recognize TRUE valor/achievement.

    Steve
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  3. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    That's because the AF has "I graduated from XYZ service school" ribbons and "I served XYZ" years ribbons :biggrin:

    I agree that this medal is probably not necessary. We already have awards that can be given for these kinds of acts (Achievement/Commendations).

    All of the systems probably need to be revamped. To tell me we haven't had a single person worthy of the Medal of Honor who survived the cited action during these wars is a bit of a stretch in my mind. And at the other end of the spectrum handing out Bronze Stars (granted minus the 'V') for people (usually 05/06) simply doing their job is a bit much.

    The air medal probably needs to be looked at again as well in my eyes.
     

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