Ned Stark: Heck, dont even pay a salary. Just release the drone control program online as a freeware "game". Crowdsource the airwar.
edmo: It's their job - why do they need a medal?
cgraves67: If they do a good job, they can enter their initials into the Hall of Fame.
dittybopper: Wouldn't the traditional non-valor medals be enough for exceptional service? Do a good enough job, and you get an Aerial Achievement Medal.
DrWhy: What kind of medal do you give a desk jockey that kills people and breaks things in support of the war effort but is not himself in any danger?
DrWhy: 1. They aren't physically in harms way so they aren't serving our country in combat like other soldiers, pilots, tank commanders, etc. are, so medals of the same caliber as those given in combat don't seem fair.2. You still have to recognize what they do accomplish in order to keep up morale and performance.What kind of medal do you give a desk jockey that kills people and breaks things in support of the war effort but is not himself in any danger?
Mikeyworld: Look. I'm an electrician. I wire houses. I'm damn good at what I do and I significantly impact the building of the community. Do I ever get a "Thank You"? Do I get any award for doing what I'm paid to do? Do I get any recognition for my service? You know I don't. Neither do most of you. These yokels may be working for the military, but there ain't nothing 'combat' anywhere except the mandatory uniform (Which I've had to wear in other companies).
SweetSaws: Ned Stark: Heck, dont even pay a salary. Just release the drone control program online as a freeware "game". Crowdsource the airwar.I second this ;)
URAPNIS: Let em wear berets.
dittybopper: edmo: It's their job - why do they need a medal?Because people will sometimes go above and beyond what is expected of them if there is a chance they will be recognized by their superiors and/or peers.Plus, you get points towards promotion depending on how many medals you have.
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