Hagel orders review of drone pilot medal

2706mf Hagel orders review of drone pilot medal

2706mf Hagel orders review of drone pilot medal

Following outrage from veterans groups and lawmakers that a new medal could honor UAV operators more highly than combat troops awarded Purple Hearts and Bronze Stars, newly appointed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered a review of the award.As HuffPo’s Amanda Terkel explained:The newly created Distinguished Warfare Medal, approved last month by then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, will honor members of the military for “extraordinary” achievements since Sept. 11, 2001. The accomplishments do not have to be restricted to a geographic region, meaning that remote warfare — such as drone operations — could be recognized. What upset many of the medal’s critics was not the creation of the award, but its so-called “order of precedence” that would put it above several traditional combat medals.Continue Reading…

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