Air Force Organizational Excellence Award

Summary

Air Force Organizational Excellence Award

Organizational Excellence Award ribbon
V

Ribbon with "V" Device (discontinued January 1, 2014)
TypeMilitary ribbon
Presented bythe Department of the Air Force[1]
Eligibilityunique, unnumbered organizations or activities that perform functions normally performed by numbered air wings, groups, squadrons, etc.
StatusCurrent
Established26 August 1969[2]
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Air Force Organizational Excellence Award Streamer
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Air Force Organizational Excellence Award Streamer for valor (discontinued January 1, 2014)
Precedence
Next (higher)Outstanding Unit Award
Next (lower)Prisoner of War Medal

The Air Force Organizational Excellence Award is a unit award of the United States Air Force created by the Secretary of the Air Force on 26 August 1969. The award is presented to Air Force internal organizations that are entities within larger organizations. Examples of eligible organizations are MAJCOM headquarters, Field Operating Agencies, Direct Reporting Units, and other unique unnumbered organizations.[3]

Criteria

The Air Force Organizational Excellence Award is awarded to recognize the achievements and accomplishments of various Air Force activities and organizations. It is awarded to internal Air Force organizations that are entities of larger organizations. These are unique unnumbered organizations or activities that perform functions typically fulfilled by numbered wings, groups, or squadrons.[2]

Description

The Organizational Excellence Award is presented as a service ribbon only. The ribbon is Old Glory Red with a 18 in (3.2 mm) wide Old Glory Blue center stripe, flanked by a thin 116 in (1.6 mm) white stripes. At the edges are 18 in (3.2 mm) wide Old Glory Blue stripes bordered, on the inside, by thin 116 in (1.6 mm) white stripes.[4]

Additional awards of are denoted by bronze oak leaf clusters worn on the ribbon. The "V" device (discontinued January 1, 2014) was authorized to be worn for the units participating in combat operations and or direct combat support.[2]

References

  1. ^ SAF/MR (8 February 2018). "Subject: Air Force Guidance Memorandum for Air Force Instruction (AFI) 36-2803, The Air Force Military Awards and Decorations Program" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 January 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Air Force Organizational Excellence Award". Air Force Personnel Center Factsheets]. US Air Force Personnel Center. Archived from the original on 19 October 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  3. ^ US Air Force Personnel Center (15 June 2001). The Air Force Awards and Decorations Program AFI36-2803 (PDF). Air Force e-Publishing. p. 23. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 January 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Ribbon, Organizational Excellence Award, U.S. Air Force". Quick Search-ASSIST. Defense Logistics Agency. Retrieved 4 April 2016.