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  • Combat Readiness Medal

    BACKGROUNDThis medal was authorized by the Secretary of the Air Force on March 9, 1964, and amended Aug. 28, 1967. Originally created as a personal decoration ranking above the Commendation Medals, Lifesaving Medals and the Purple Heart, its current status has been changed to an achievement/service medal. CRITERIAIt is awarded to members of the
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