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Juliet Beyler, Acting Director, Officer and Enlisted Personnel Management, will discuss the creation of DOD's new Distinguished Warfare Medal, which will be awarded to recognize a service member's extraordinary achievements directly impacting combat operations since Sept. 11, 2001. The Distinguished Warfare Medal will be awarded in the name of the Secretary of Defense to members of the military whose extraordinary achievements directly impacted combat operations, but did not involve valor.



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This work, DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable: Distinguished Warfare Medal, by William Selby, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.20.2013

Date Posted:02.20.2013

Category:Newscasts

Audio ID:33071

Length:00:21:22

Filename:1302/DOD_100743554.mp3

Location:AL, US

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