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Wilson Pleased With Distinguished Warfare Medal Decision

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House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel Chairman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after receiving notification from Department of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that the Department will abandon the medal and award it as a distinguishing device:

Wilson stated, "I am very pleased with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's recent decision to abandon the Department's previous position of disregarding precedence for the Distinguished Warfare Medal. Service members who operate remotely piloted aircraft or participate in cyber operations do deserve our praise; however, awarding them with a medal that takes precedence over a decoration earned in combat is a disservice to those who have put themselves in harms way to protect and defend our freedoms. This change is welcomed by millions of concerned veterans and I am proud that the Secretary sided with the best interests of our brave men and women in the Armed Services who have served in combat."


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