Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by BeatNavy, May 13, 2010.
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.
That's because the AF has "I graduated from XYZ service school" ribbons and "I served XYZ" years ribbons
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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