Air Force Commendation Medal
(Air Force or Attached Services)
For heroism, meritorious achievement or meritorious service.
Authorized in 1958, the Air Force Commendation Medal is awarded to Airmen for meritorious achievement or service. The medal can be awarded for actions in combat or for outstanding achievement in a non-combat setting. The medal is typically awarded to Airmen who perform above and beyond the call of duty.