From the Department of General Douchebaggery (DOD) – A New Medal Award

OK. So I borrowed a phrase from Deebow. Can’t help it if the guy is right.

Talk about pissing off the good humor man. This is pathetic. Then again we’re talking Urkel’s DOD. How in the hell can the DOD rate a medal that doesn’t require being in actual combat above one that does like the Bronze Star?

The new blue, red and white-ribboned Distinguished Warfare Medal will be awarded to individuals for ‘‘extraordinary achievement’’ related to a military operation that occurred after Sept. 11, 2001. But unlike other combat medals, it does not require the recipient risk his or her life to get it.

Officials said the new medal will be the first combat-related award to be created since the Bronze Star in 1944.

A recognition of the evolving 21st Century warfare, the medal will be considered a bit higher in ranking than the Bronze Star, but is lower than the Silver Star, defense officials said.

Deebow over at B5 (Black Five) gives us the skinny:

Awesome… We are going to start handing out participation trophies for “extraordinary achievement.” A medal that ranks higher than the Bronze Star for doing a job that I could get any 12 year old boy to do for a raise in his allowance and promising to let him have the new Call of Duty for his birthday. Speaking of that; can I get overseas/combat service credit for all of the Resistance–Fall of Man and Call of Duty playing time I had while deployed?

So this new medal for sitting in an OPS (Operations) center at some undisclosed location will be higher than that? Higher than the Bronze Star that a PFC at a remote COP (Company Observation Post) might be awarded for taking charge of his mortar team during a patrol and providing accurate fires on the enemy after his team leader was wounded? Higher than a Bronze Star awarded to a Buck Sergeant, who after being deployed for 7 months, is working 3 levels higher as the Company First Sergeant in his section because of combat attrition? No disrespect to the Predator driver and missile shooter; you guys are an important component in the battles we fight, but I could get my work done in the ‘Stan without them. They are doing a job that can be done wearing flip-flops while eating take out. The only thing funnier than giving this award would be seeing this medal awarded to the awardees standing at attention in their flight suits.

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  • I posted about this on twitter Thursday. I was infuriated and disgusted. Thanks for posting it here 911Infidel.

    • 911Infidel

      Yeah. Shows just how lost DOD is anymore. But Urkel and Skeeter just prove time and again, that they are clueless sugar-coated f-tards. And any officer that backs them up is a douchebag.

      • DebbyX

        That about sums it up!

      • This is what happens when the incompetent rule over the competent. They destroy the very standards and meaning of what has been reinforced for centuries, steeped in tradition, honor, and courage.

        They haven’t 1 iota of intellect, integrity, courage, respect, honor, and bravery of a US Soldier, Sailor, Airman, or Marine. And yet they are in charge of America’s finest.

        • your post reminds me of variations of this on this quote: ” The unwilling, led by the incompetent, to do the unnecessary, for the ungrateful.” dang, I should just frinkin retire.

          • badbadlibs

            My grandson is seeing a Navy recruiter next week. I fear for him when in any other time in our history I would have thanked Jesus unending. 🙁

            • demographicallychallenged

              Keep him home! Pay for him to go to college, Community College(AA), or trade school. Military service is honorable, but with this Administration there are to many pitfalls.

          • 🙂

    • PatrickHenrysBody

      It has finally come to this. So they rebranded the medal for “Courageous Restraint”, did they? They finally got that off of the ground. Quite preposterous indeed. Zero’s DoD (or is it DuD) has reached rock bottom and is drilling toward the center of the Earth.

      • Agreed. It makes me sick. 🙁

        • PatrickHenrysBody

          Indeed. Gut-wrenchingly puke inducing to me.

      • TexasPGRRider

        Glad somebody`s drillin`… B.O. is doing Everything he can to keep Us from drillin` Our Own Oilpatch !!!!

        • PatrickHenrysBody


  • DCGere

    What a farce. It’s like public schools/sports, where everyone is “special” and gets a trophy for breathing.

    • Exactly!

      How’s Matthew and his boys DC?

      • DCGere

        Doing good, thanks! They are still getting hot breakfasts and no rockets, as of late. Thx for asking 🙂

        • Good to know! 🙂 I pray for them every day DC. Please let him know a lot of us love and appreciate them. xoxo

          • 57thunderbird


            • DCGere

              Thank you ABC and Tbird!

  • I knew when I heard it was so outrageous on the radio that it must be true.

  • oh this is just f’ing precious.
    wonder how many disabled vets (service related injuries) with no medals will get pissed over this.
    can count one here for sure.
    next we’ll see the GLAD banners flying around in streamer competitions.
    synchronized pussification contests.

    • tinlizzieowner

      “wonder how many disabled vets (service related injuries) with no medals will get pissed over this.”

      There are medals I could have put in for but I didn’t go to Viet Nam for the ‘perks’ like ‘Hanoi John’ Kerry did. Hey Panetta, ever think about an ‘Agent Orange Health Club’ Medal? A lot of us are now. 🙁
      Here, you want to know exactly how I feel about this?

      • lot of us who went through ft mcclellan got fibromyalgia 3-4 years later.
        I think I may have had precursors to it so I didn’t sue VA like some have.

  • colliemum

    This comes from the same department that told teachers that ‘all kids must have prizes’. So the school prize giving, for having the cleanest hankie, never mind actually winning something outright, has percolated up to the DOD.

    Kiddifying the USA, not just dumbing down …

  • Dukehoopsfan

    “Grandpa, how did you get that medal?” “Well son, it was back in 2012. I blew out my flip flop, stepped on a pop top, cut my heel … but hung in there at my console, joystick in one hand, band-aids in another … just gritted my teeth and waited for my hourly break”.

    • yup.
      I had to cut out my ingrown toenail.
      got a medal for it.

      • all the libs who s*it in their pants when seeing a picture of a gun are before you in the line for that medal.

        • true, pant sh*tting is a stinky issue

    • BlueGood

      OMG….I didn’t know you achieved all that without your hand being chewed up by the blender…..

      What a SCOOP Scoop…I mean getting Jimmy Buffet to post here will win you at least the “Honor of Metal!…giggle snort…..

    • 911Infidel

      Oh man, that’s just too spot on.

    • PatrickHenrysBody

      LOL…combat is hell down in Margaritaville. Lookin’ for my Ace Combat Assault.

      • Dukehoopsfan

        Thanks brother! Love JB’s music but despise his politics. Had to read your post twice … subtle.

        • PatrickHenrysBody

          You’re welcome! Yeah, I like some of JB’s stuff, but I’m with you on his political leanings.

  • TexasPGRRider

    Anybody here know about the medal the Kuwait Govt. wanted to give to Every US Troop in theatre who helped Liberate their country ? Diamond encrested 18Kt gold. Someone on our side “apparently” turned it down because it had too much monetary value. What a deal….

  • notsofastthere

    This is as bad as the proposed 2010 idea of a ‘courageous restraint medal’ to avoid civilian casualties. Beyond belief is becoming the norm, from those in charge, and they are winning!

  • notsofastthere

    Little Johnny passed gas in class. You get a medal for expressing yourself Johnny. The whole class is proud of you.
    Little Sammy threw a pretend grenade in the school yard. You’re going to jail you little twerp. Handcuffs are the only medal you are going to get. Class, show Sammy how ashamed you are of him.

    • PatrickHenrysBody


  • tinlizzieowner

    My teenage grandsons ‘fly drones’ on the internet, are they eligible?
    I flew a B-57 bomber flight simulator in the Philippines before I went to Viet Nam, am I eligible?
    Should there be a ribbon for this? Why not? but as far as placement goes, it should be just above the the Iraq and Afghanistan war service ribbons.
    I hang around with guys who earned Bronze Star’s on the first wave to hit Omaha Beach on ‘D-Day’ and at the Chosin Resivor in Korea, they had some blood in the game and it cheapens their service to place this ribbon above the Bronze Star.
    Leave it to an ‘REMF’ like Panetta to place a ‘fly a desk’ ribbon above a ‘blood in the game’ ribbon.

    • demographicallychallenged

      What kind of Bronze Star? If there is a V on it then that’s just BS!

      • tinlizzieowner

        I don’t think I’ll dignify that with a comment.
        These 2 men have a pile of Purple Hearts to go along with it, so yes, it is with a ‘V’.

        • americalsgt

          Agreed tinlizzie – I would be pretty hard to get a BSM without a V on 6/6/44 on Omaha beach.

      • americalsgt

        Do you know if Kerry’s multiple BSM had a V?

  • Fireplug52

    What can I say??? Oh boy does this frost my back side.

    I served with a gentlemen who at the start of his career in the United States Army became a Pershing Missile Crewman. His function in life was to execute his mission with his nuclear loaded missile somewhere within Germany, as far as you know. He was a non-commissioned officer in charge of a platoon as well serving in the capacity as a First Sergeant for a battery.

    A highly trusted, highly qualified non-commissioned officer who was trusted with very sensitive and dangerous armaments.

    As time would be, it came time for him to retire after twenty four years and my obligation and responsibility was to ensure this outstanding senior NCO be recognized for his honorable service. I submitted a recommendation for a Meritorious Service Medal to the appropriate approving authorities. [This award is for meritorious service not involving combat and the details of the service usually covers a period going back ten years. It also ranks below the Bronze Star.] It passed up the chain, first the Brigade Commander, then the Division Commander and passed on up to the Corps Commander, the approving authority.

    Well, apparently my fine outstanding senior NCO was not good enough to receive this award and it was disapproved by the Corps Commander. At the time we had a Division Commander along with the Division Command Sergeant Major that deemed this outstanding senior NCO worthy of such an honor and should receive the approval for said award. It was returned to the Corps Commander with the divisions senior leadership’s comments, but to no avail. It was again disapproved by the Corps Commander.

    It was later told to me that the Corps Commander would not approve such an award for a senior NCO and that only field grade officers would only receive them.

    So I sit here now and read where some console desk jockey will be awarded a medal that is going to be classified higher than a Bronze Star.

    As I write this, it just dawned on me, what sorry individual of an officer could approve such a thing for someone not every exposing themselves to the perils of combat? What in the world do we have for leadership in the military today? We truly are going to hell in a hand basket.

    I would be ashamed to wear such a medal among other members of the military who received a Bronze Star for Valor for combat operations and then have this pretend jet jockey receive an award that has been deemed higher. What a load of bull.

  • badbadlibs

    My father EARNED the Bronze star with V during WWII. Is this medal above the one he risked his life in order to save the men he was fighting with that day?

    • tinlizzieowner

      In a word, Yes.

      • badbadlibs

        That’s a slap in his face and the faces of all the military that actually earned their medals.
        This administration gets more disgusting by the minute.

        • PatrickHenrysBody


        • Fireplug52

          This is not only a slap in the face of those who lost blood and limbs, it is them dancing on the graves who made the ultimate sacrifice, who gave their all. These low life’s will continue to do it along with destroying the constitution.

  • maynardb50

    I suppose we will hand out PTSD disability benefits to them as well. Or maybe for carpal tunnel syndrome. For that they can receive purple hearts.

    • PatrickHenrysBody

      That’s exactly what I was thinking. So are they going to make the awarding of the medals retroactive? If so, they’d better get busy stamping a few million of them.

  • make an medal out of a bull dong and give them to all bho’s ass kissers.
    All methane will be gone thus no more idiotic talks about climate changes, ozone hole, acid rain in Amazon, etc.
    What a circus.

    • My dog said he will not give Obama his bully stick!!! 😉

  • sjmom

    And the first recipient will be…………………………………………..Barack Obama for putting his feet up on the desk while everyone else does their job.

    • 20Chitowndemrevenuestream12

      that’s so right…….it should be named for him

      • PatrickHenrysBody

        Ha! The Zero Award for Donothingness.

    • 57thunderbird

      And in doing so proved total lack of respect for the peoples property!

      • TexasPGRRider

        When I first got the stinkin` email with all those stinkin` pics of B.O.`s stinkin`feet on the furniture around the White House, a FIRE was ignited Deep within my soul that has only Increased in Intensity since that moment. The repetitive Flagrant Disrespect and Contempt this Lurker exudes is Beyond remarkable !!!!

  • notebene

    What happens when you let liberals run the military…”feel good”awards. How appalling, but not surprised that they would come up with something as atrocious as this! Nobody should get an award unless they risked their life…period! No guts, no glory! Any true soldier wouldn’t accept this sham…this was created for the John Kerry’s of the world. Willing to put someone else’s safety at risk to take the glory. Fitting for someone like Odumbo, as well! Sick and pathetic!

    • notsofastthere

      BO’s life in Chicago was all about bribery. The low info voters he dealt with, as a community organizer, would sell their soul for trinkets. He puts the military in the same category as moron voters. He thinks he will score love and affection for handing out medals.

    • DCGere

      A real soldier won’t accept it, you got it. Soldiers won’t be impressed with this sham of a medal and will give anyone that gets it a bunch of crap.

  • 57thunderbird

    Participation trophy,because we don’t want anybody to feel left out.I broke my nail,do I get a medal?

    • notebene

      This same mentality ruined education! Now it will defile our National Defense!

  • Everyone gets a gold star!!!!

    These guys are getting as bad as Hollywood with all of these awards. Obama hands them out like candy especially on the civilian side.

    • PatrickHenrysBody

      Cake and ice cream after the ceremony! Yay!

  • Sober_Thinking

    Wussification personified.

  • PatrickHenrysBody

    This is what I say to Zero and his hapless gang of imbeciles in the DoD about their absurd, idiotic, laughable “Distinguished Warfare Medal”, courtesy of Dirty Harry Callahan (I found the context suitable):

    Quite appropriate indeed.

    • tinlizzieowner

      Love It. 😉

      • PatrickHenrysBody


  • Isn’t it time for Barack’s Nobel prize for this term?

    Or maybe Panetta gets one.

  • We are sooooo screwed!

  • Simply outrageous. These video war-gamers could just as easily be given the service’s achievement medal or a meritorious service medal to recognize their “above and beyond the call” performance. I recently saw two photographs side by side – General Petraeus with ribbons for every single thing he ever did going up to his shoulder, and Ike in WWII, having liberated Europe, with a single row of, I think it was four, ribbons. I don’t think I need to go any further.

  • Just one more nail in the coffin as Team Progressive works hard at destroying anything and everything of value in our culture and country. As Dear Leader says we’re “evolving.”

  • Nukeman60

    The new blue, red and white-ribboned Distinguished Warfare Medal (these liberals just had to put blue first, didn’t they) is a bit higher in ranking than the Bronze Star, but is lower than the Silver Star. So does this make it a tarnished star, then – ’cause it corrodes all the other valuable medals in the box, that’s for sure.

    When is Barry gonna come out wearing a uniform (red, green and black, of course) with a ton of “well-earned” medals on his chest? He’s spent many an evening in his BlightHouse upstairs study playing “Drone the Terrorist” video games, after all.

  • chatterbox365

    I read this is for achievements in cyber warfare, but it is stupid this award is higher than the Bronze Star. Hello…someone is risking their life in combat with live ammo going off, not sitting in secured building pushing buttons.

    This award belongs in the same catagory as the Good Conduct medal.

    Maybe some Air Force peeps were whining about not having any “combat” medals…LOL!

    • tinlizzieowner

      “Maybe some Air Force peeps were whining about not having any “combat” medals…LOL!”.

      Have you ever put a USAF C-130 down on a ‘Hot LZ’? Do you know what a “DFC’ is?

      • chatterbox365

        OMG…get a sense of humor or at least get some thicker skin. There are jokes that poke fun of ALL branches of service. Good grief…

        But to answer your question…No and yes, if you mean “DFC” stands for the Distinguished Flying Cross. Otherwise, get over it and DBABAI.

        • tinlizzieowner

          Well you’ll have to excuse if I don’t find draging dead and wounded Americans on a C-130, while the bird is being shot full of holes in places like Ke Sanh, for instance, funny. I’m kind of ‘funny’ that way. As for the DFC part, this wasn’t even DFC material, it was just our day job. 😉
          315th Air Div. ‘Combat Cargo’ USAF.
          Viet Nam, 66-67