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Hagel nixes medal for drone pilots, cyberwarriors
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2013 01:09:55 -0500 (CDT)
By Kristina Wong
The Washington Times
April 15, 2013
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is canceling the creation of a heroism medal for
drone pilots and cyber warriors, prompted by uproar over its precedence over
the Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals.
Mr. Hagel, who ordered a Pentagon review of the new medal, said Monday: “While
the review confirmed the need to ensure such recognition, it found that
misconceptions regarding the precedence of the award were distracting from its
Instead of the Distinguished Warfare Medal, military leaders are encouraged to
develop a special pin or device that would be attached to already existing
medals or ribbons, he said.
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