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.
|Air Force Organizational Excellence Award|
Organizational Excellence Award ribbon
Ribbon with "V" Device (discontinued January 1, 2014)
|Presented by||the Department of the Air Force|
|Eligibility||unique, unnumbered organizations or activities that perform functions normally performed by numbered air wings, groups, squadrons, etc.|
|Established||26 August 1969|
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award Streamer
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award Streamer for valor (discontinued January 1, 2014)
|Next (higher)||Outstanding Unit Award|
|Next (lower)||Prisoner of War Medal|
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.
The Organizational Excellence Award is presented as a service ribbon only. The ribbon is Old Glory Red with a 1⁄8 in (3.2 mm) wide Old Glory Blue center stripe, flanked by a thin 1⁄16 in (1.6 mm) white stripes. At the edges are 1⁄8 in (3.2 mm) wide Old Glory Blue stripes bordered, on the inside, by thin 1⁄16 in (1.6 mm) white stripes.
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.