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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. Senior Pilot Wings (USAF)

    Criteria: Awarded after completion of 10 sorties, during official operations, as a Flight Lead.

    Nomination: Squadron Commander, or above. 

    Approval: Group Commander

  8. Senior Pilot Wings (USA)

    Criteria: Awarded after completion of 10 sorties, during official operations, as a Flight Lead.

    Nomination: Squadron Commander, or above. 

    Approval: Group Commander

  9. Pilot Wings Silver (GAF)

    Criteria: Awarded after completion of 10 sorties, during official operations, as a Flight Lead.

    Nomination: Squadron Commander, or above. 

    Approval: Group Commander

  10. Command Pilot Wings (USAF)

    Criteria: Must have earned the Senior Wings prior, if not then the Senior Wings will be awarded in-lieu. Awarded after completion of 5 Campaigns serving as the Air Package Commander;

    Or, after completion of 50 sorties, during official operations, as a Flight Lead; 

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

    Nomination: Squadron Commander, or above. 

    Approval: Task Force Commander

  11. Master Pilot Wings (USA)

    Criteria: Must have earned the Senior Wings prior, if not then the Senior Wings will be awarded in-lieu. Awarded after completion of 5 Campaigns serving as the Air Package Commander;

    Or, after completion of 50 sorties, during official operations, as a Flight Lead; 

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

    Nomination: Squadron Commander, or above. 

    Approval: Task Force Commander

  12. Pilot Wings Gold (GAF)

    Criteria: Must have earned the Senior Wings prior, if not then the Senior Wings will be awarded in-lieu. Awarded after completion of 5 Campaigns serving as the Air Package Commander;

    Or, after completion of 50 sorties, during official operations, as a Flight Lead; 

    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: Group 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 6 consecutive months of active service in JTF-13.  

    Oak Leaf Cluster authorized for each subsequent 6 months. 

    Nomination: Squadron level or above. 

    Approval: Group 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. 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: Group Commander

  6. 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: Group Commander

  7. Aircraft Qualification Medal

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

    Bronze Star authorized for each subsequent aircraft BFQ completed. 

    Nomination: Squadron level or above. 

    Approval: Group Commander

  8. Achievement Medal

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

    Oak Leaf Cluster authorized for each subsequent award. 

    Nomination: Squadron level or above. 

    Approval: Group Commander

  9. Joint Service Achievement Medal

    Criteria: Flown a non-assigned aircraft during an operation, with distinction. 

    Oak Leaf Cluster authorized for each subsequent award.

    Nomination: Squadron level or above. 

    Approval: Group Commander

  10. Commanders Commendation Medal

    Criteria: Awarded to members after serving 6 months in a Squadron or higher Command position. 

    Oak Leaf Cluster authorized for each subsequent award. 

    Nomination: Squadron level or above. 

    Approval: Group Commander

  11. 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 authorized for each subsequent award. 

    Nomination: Squadron level or above. 

    Approval: Group Commander

  12. Member of the Year Medal

    Criteria: Awarded to the member of the year.  

    Oak Leaf Cluster authorized for each subsequent award. 

    Nomination: May be nominated by any member. 

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

  13. Commander of the Year Medal

    Criteria: Awarded to the Commander of the year.  

    Oak Leaf Cluster authorized for each subsequent award. 

    Nomination: May be nominated by any member. 

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

  14. Instructor Pilot of the Year Medal

    Criteria: Awarded to the Instructor Pilot of the year.  

    Oak Leaf Cluster authorized for each subsequent award. 

    Nomination: May be nominated by any member. 

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

  15. 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;
    Or participation in 5 combat operations. 

    Oak Leaf Cluster authorized for each subsequent award. 

    Nomination: Squadron level or above. 

    Approval: Group Commander

  16. Bronze Star

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

    Oak Leaf Cluster authorized for each subsequent award. 

    Nomination: Group Commander 

    Approval: Task Force Commander

  17. Silver Star

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

    Oak Leaf Cluster authorized for each subsequent award. 

    Nomination: Group Commander 

    Approval: Task Force Commander

  18. 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 authorized for each subsequent award. 

    Nomination: Squadron level or above. 

    Approval: Task Force Commander

  19. 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. 

    Objective Criteria:

    Top pilot rating over the course of a campaign.

    Oak Leaf Cluster authorized for each subsequent award. 

    Nomination: Squadron level or above. 

    Approval: Task Force Commander

  20. 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 authorized for each subsequent award. 

    Nomination: Squadron level 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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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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