The Pentagon is fundamentally changing the way it recognizes service in a combat zone by tightening the criteria for awarding the Bronze Star and creating a new “C” device that can be pinned to other traditionally noncombat awards.The changes stem from a two-year internal Pentagon review aimed at modernizing the military medals and awards system; the final report includes 37 recommended changes made public Wednesday.
Eh. The awards process has been broken for a long time. Fobbits getting the Bronze Star for meritorious service, while grunts can’t get an ArCom. Maybe this will help some of that.