Award/Decoration

Award/Decoration

Air Force Protocol
from 'Til Wheels are Up'

Award/Decoration ceremonies are somewhat similar to portions of retirement, promotion, or other ceremonies. The commander's timely presentation of the appropriate decoration at a "public" ceremony greatly enhances the value of the award to the recipient and is a plus for the entire unit. Award/Decoration ceremonies range from formal reviews to presentation at commander's call to much smaller informal office ceremonies, depending largely on the recipient's desires. The "host" or presiding officer should be senior in rank or position to the highest ranking individual being decorated. While generally simpler than larger reviews or parades, award/decoration ceremonies still require advance planning along the same lines as other events.




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