Defense.gov News Release: DOD Announces the Distinguished Warfare Medal

The Department of Defense announced today the creation of the Distinguished Warfare Medal to recognize a service member’s extraordinary achievements directly impacting combat operations.

Modern technology enables service members with special training and capabilities to more directly and precisely impact military operations at times far from the battlefield. The Distinguished Warfare Medal will be awarded in the name of the secretary of defense to service members whose extraordinary achievements, regardless of their distance to the traditional combat theater, deserve distinct department-wide recognition.

via Defense.gov News Release: DOD Announces the Distinguished Warfare Medal.

Greeeeaaaat.

Units can’t get combat awards processed for junior soldiers, but here’s another award for officers.

 

3 thoughts on “Defense.gov News Release: DOD Announces the Distinguished Warfare Medal”

  1. They give a UAV operator one of those things and they can have back every single one of my Air Medals. Screw them.

    As soon as they properly recognize what Soldiers in direct contact with them enemy have done, THEN I might worry about giving a UAV operator a medal.

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