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Awards

Aeronautical Badges

  1. Basic Pilot Wings (USAF)

    Criteria: Awarded at the completion of BFQ.

    Nomination: Instructor Pilot 

    Approval: Squadron Commander

  2. Naval Aviator Badge (USMC/USN)

    Criteria: Awarded at the completion of BFQ training.

    Nomination: Instructor Pilot 

    Approval: Squadron Commander

  3. Naval Flight Officer Badge (USMC/USN)

    Criteria: Awarded at the completion RIO/WSO qualification. 

    Nomination: Instructor Pilot 

    Approval: Squadron Commander

  4. Aviator Badge (USA)

    Criteria: Awarded at the completion of BFQ.

    Nomination: Instructor Pilot 

    Approval: Squadron Commander

  5. Pilot Wings (IAF)

    Criteria: Awarded to IAF Pilots at the completion of BFQ.

    Nomination: Instructor Pilot 

    Approval: Squadron Commander

  6. Pilot Wings Bronze (GAF)

    Criteria: Awarded at the completion of BFQ.

    Nomination: Instructor Pilot 

    Approval: Squadron Commander

  7. Pilot Wings (SAF)

    Criteria: Awarded at the completion of BFQ.

    Nomination: Instructor Pilot 

    Approval: Squadron Commander

  8. Senior Pilot Wings (USAF)

    Criteria: Awarded after active participation in 6 operations;

    And, qualifying in at least 1 other aircraft;

    And, qualifying as a Flight Lead.

    Nomination: Squadron Commander, or above. 

    Approval: Group Commander

  9. Senior Pilot Wings (USA)

    Criteria: Awarded after active participation in 6 operations;

    And, qualifying in at least 1 other aircraft;

    And, qualifying as a Flight Lead.

    Nomination: Squadron Commander, or above. 

    Approval: Group Commander

  10. Pilot Wings Silver (GAF)

    Criteria: Awarded after active participation in 6 operations;

    And, qualifying in at least 1 other aircraft;

    And, qualifying as a Flight Lead.

    Nomination: Squadron Commander, or above. 

    Approval: Group Commander

  11. Command Pilot Wings (USAF)

    Criteria: Must have earned the Senior Wings prior;

    And, active participation in 10 operations;

    And, qualifying in at least 3 other aircraft;

    And, serving or have served as an Instructor Pilot.

    Or, after active participation in 20 operations.

    Or, qualifying in at least 6 other aircraft.

    Or, after serving as an Instructor Pilot for 1 consecutive year. 

    Nomination: Squadron Commander, or above. 

    Approval: Task Force Commander.

  12. Master Pilot Wings (USA)

    Criteria: Must have earned the Senior Wings prior;

    And, active participation in 10 operations;

    And, qualifying in at least 3 other aircraft;

    And, serving or have served as an Instructor Pilot.

    Or, after active participation in 20 operations.

    Or, qualifying in at least 6 other aircraft.

    Or, after serving as an Instructor Pilot for 1 consecutive year. 

    Nomination: Squadron Commander, or above. 

    Approval: Task Force Commander.

  13. Pilot Wings Gold (GAF)

    Criteria: Must have earned the Senior Wings prior;

    And, active participation in 10 operations;

    And, qualifying in at least 3 other aircraft;

    And, serving or have served as an Instructor Pilot.

    Or, after active participation in 20 operations.

    Or, qualifying in at least 6 other aircraft.

    Or, after serving as an Instructor Pilot for 1 consecutive year. 

    Nomination: Squadron Commander, or above. 

    Approval: Task Force Commander.

Awards and Decorations

  1. Recruiter Ribbon

    Criteria: Awarded for bringing in 3 new members; and between those 3 members, 3 total operations have been completed. 

    Oak Leaf Cluster authorized for each subsequent 3/3.

    Nomination: Squadron level or above.

    Approval: Wing Commander

  2. Instructor Ribbon

    Criteria: Awarded for becoming an Instructor Pilot.  

    Silver Star device authorized for qualification as an Evaluator Pilot. 

    Nomination: Squadron level or above. 

    Approval: J-7 Commander

  3. Longevity Service Ribbon

    Criteria: Awarded for 12 consecutive months of active service in JTF-13.  

    Oak Leaf Cluster authorized for each subsequent 12 months. 

    Nomination: Squadron level or above. 

    Approval: Wing Commander

  4. Squadron of the Year Ribbon

    Criteria: Awarded to the Squadron of the Year. 

    Oak Leaf Cluster authorized for each subsequent award. 

    Nomination: Group Commander. 

    Approval: Vote on by Senior Command Staff, and awarded by the Task Force Commander

  5. Board of Directors Ribbon

    Criteria: Awarded to members after having served one cumulative year on the JTF-13 Board of Directors.. 

    Silver Star device authorized for each subsequent award. 

    Nomination: J-1 Personnel & Recruitment 

    Approval: JTF-13 Commander

  6. First Responders Service Medal

    Criteria: Awarded to members that have served, in real life, as a civilian first responder. (Police, Fire, Paramedics, EMS). 

    Additional devices not authorized. 

    Nomination: Squadron level or above. 

    Approval: Wing Commander

  7. Armed Forces Service Medal

    Criteria: Awarded to members that have served, in real life, in their nations Armed Forces. 

    Additional devices not authorized. 

    Nomination: Squadron level or above. 

    Approval: Wing Commander

  8. Aircraft Qualification Medal

    Criteria: Awarded to any member who has completed BFQ in a second aircraft. 

    Bronze Star device authorized for each subsequent aircraft BFQ completed. 

    Nomination: J-7 Instructor Pilot

    Approval: J-1 Personnel Office

  9. Achievement Medal

    Criteria: Awarded to any member who has rendered distinguished service, less than that required for the Meritorious Service Medal. 

    Oak Leaf Cluster device authorized for each subsequent award. 

    Nomination: Any member.

    Approval: Wing Commander

  10. Joint Service Achievement Medal

    Criteria: Awarded to members after serving 12 consecutive months in an administrative position.

    Oak Leaf Cluster device authorized for each subsequent award.

    Nomination: Any member.

    Approval: J-1 Personnel Office

  11. Expeditionary Service Medal

    Criteria: Awarded to any member for participating in 5 operations.

    Oak Leaf Cluster device authorized for each subsequent award.

    Nomination: Any member.

    Approval: J-1 Personnel Office

  12. Commanders Commendation Medal

    Criteria: Awarded to members after serving 12 consecutive months in a Squadron or higher Command position. 

    Oak Leaf Cluster device authorized for each subsequent award. 

    Nomination: Any member.

    Approval: Wing Commander

  13. Meritorious Service Medal

    Criteria: Awarded to members who have rendered distinguished meritorious service, more than that required for the Achievement Medal, and less than that required for the Distinguished Service Medal. 

    Oak Leaf Cluster device authorized for each subsequent award. 

    Nomination: Any member.

    Approval: Wing Commander

  14. Member of the Year Medal

    Criteria: Awarded to the member of the year.  

    Oak Leaf Cluster device authorized for each subsequent award. 

    Nomination: May be nominated by any member. 

    Approval: Voted on by all JTF-13 members, and awarded by the Task Force Commander.

  15. Commander of the Year Medal

    Criteria: Awarded to the Commander of the year.  

    Oak Leaf Cluster device authorized for each subsequent award. 

    Nomination: May be nominated by any member. 

    Approval: Voted on by all JTF-13 members, and awarded by the Task Force Commander.

  16. Instructor Pilot of the Year Medal

    Criteria: Awarded to the Instructor Pilot of the year.  

    Oak Leaf Cluster device authorized for each subsequent award. 

    Nomination: May be nominated by any member. 

    Approval: Voted on by all JTF-13 members, and awarded by the Task Force Commander.

  17. Air Medal

    Subjective Criteria: Awarded to any member for extraordinary performance in flight-related duties while in a combat zone.

    May be awarded with a combat “V” for Valor for an act of meritorious action or bravery against an armed enemy less that the criteria for the Distinguished Flying Cross.  

    Objective Criteria:
    Air-to-Air Kills: 50 in a single operation;
    Air-to-Ground Kills: 75 in a single operation;
    AG/AA Kills: 75 @2/1 G/A ratio in a single operation.

    Oak Leaf Cluster device authorized for each subsequent award. 

    Nomination: Squadron level or above. 

    Approval: Wing Commander

  18. Bronze Star

    Subjective Criteria: Awarded to the most lethal Air-to-Ground pilot in the Task Force during an operation. 

    Minimum Criteria: Must have at least 75 Air-to-Ground Kills in a single operation;

    Oak Leaf Cluster device authorized for each subsequent award. 

    Nomination: J-1 Records Personnel

    Approval: Task Force Commander

  19. Silver Star

    Criteria: Awarded to the most lethal Air-to-Air pilot in the Task Force during an operation.

    Minimum Criteria: Must have at least 50 Air-to-Air Kills in a single operation;

    Oak Leaf Cluster device authorized for each subsequent award. 

    Nomination: J-1 Records Personnel

    Approval: Task Force Commander

  20. Distinguished Service Medal

    Criteria: Awarded to members who have rendered distinguished meritorious service in a position of enormous responsibility, more than that required for the Meritorious Service Medal. 

    Oak Leaf Cluster device authorized for each subsequent award. 

    Nomination: Squadron level or above. 

    Approval: Task Force Commander

  21. Distinguished Flying Cross

    Subjective Criteria: Awarded to any member for extraordinary performance in flight-related duties while in a combat zone, more than that is required of the Air Medal.

    May be awarded with a combat “V” for Valor for an act of meritorious action or bravery against an armed enemy. 

    Minimum Criteria:
    Air-to-Air Kills: 50 in a single operation;
    Air-to-Ground Kills: 75 in a single operation;
    AG/AA Kills: 75 @2/1 G/A ratio in a single operation.

    Oak Leaf Cluster device authorized for each subsequent award. 

    Nomination: J-1 Records Personnel

    Approval: Task Force Commander

  22. JTF-13 Combat Cross

    Criteria: Awarded to a member who distinguishes himself by a single extraordinary action while engaged in combat operations against the enemy. 

    Oak Leaf Cluster device authorized for each subsequent award. 

    Nomination: Squadron Commander or above. 

    Approval: Task Force Commander

Staff Badges

  1. Commanders Badge (USAF)

    Criteria: Awarded to a member upon taking Command of a Squadron, Group, or Wing.

  2. Commanders Badge (USMC)

    Criteria: Awarded to a member upon taking Command of a Squadron, Group, or Wing.

  3. Commanders Badge (USN)

    Criteria: Awarded to a member upon taking Command of a Squadron, Group, or Wing.

  4. Chief of Staff Badge

    Criteria: Awarded to members upon appointment to Chief of Senior Command Staff.

Campaign Ribbons

  1. Georgian Defense Campaign Ribbon

    Criteria: Awarded to members who participated in the following Operations during the Georgian Defense Campaign:

    1) Operation: Waking Giant during the dates of 26 February 2021 thru 07 March 2021.
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    Nomination: J-1 Personnel Records & Recruiting

    Approval: JTF13 Deputy Commander

  2. Emirate Shield Campaign Ribbon

    Criteria: Awarded to members who participated in Operation: Emirate Shield during the dates of 14 December 2020 thru 22 December 2020.

    Nomination: J-1 Personnel Records & Recruiting

    Approval: JTF13 Deputy Commander

  3. Crimson Sand Campaign Ribbon

    Criteria: Awarded to members who participated in Operation: Crimson Sand during the dates of 7 November 2020 thru 14 November 2020.

    Nomination: J-1 Personnel Records & Recruiting

    Approval: JTF13 Deputy Commander

  4. Rushing Tide Campaign Ribbon

    Criteria: Awarded to members who participated in Operation: Rushing Tide during the dates of 18 September 2020 thru 28 September 2020.

    Nomination: J-1 Personnel Records & Recruiting

    Approval: JTF13 Deputy Commander

  5. Dark Wake Campaign Ribbon

    Criteria: Awarded to members who participated in Operation: Dark Wake during the dates of 24 July 2020 thru 03 Aug 2020.

    Nomination: J-1 Personnel Records & Recruiting

    Approval: JTF13 Deputy Commander

  6. Dagger Thrust Campaign Ribbon

    Criteria: Awarded to members who participated in Operation: Archangel during the dates of 10 June 2020 thru 13 June 2020.

    Nomination: J-1 Personnel Records & Recruiting

    Approval: JTF13 Deputy Commander

  7. Archangel Campaign Ribbon

    Criteria: Awarded to members who participated in Operation: Archangel during the dates of 01 June 2020 thru 08 June 2020.

    Nomination: J-1 Personnel Records & Recruiting

    Approval: JTF13 Deputy Commander

  8. Pitch Black Campaign Ribbon

    Criteria: Awarded to members who participated in Operation: Pitch Black during the dates of 23 Jan 2020 thru 31 Jan 2020.

    Nomination: J-1 Personnel Records & Recruiting

    Approval: JTF13 Deputy Commander

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