Authorized by the Secretary of the Air Force, March 9,
Awarded to U.S. Air Force, U.S. Air Force Reserve Service
members, and Service members of other Services after August 1, 1960, for sustained
individual combat or mission readiness or preparedness for direct weapon-
employment. Specifically, a Service member must meet all the
Member of a unit subject to combat readiness
Individually certified as combat and/or mission ready
and been subject to a continuous individual positional evaluation program, according to a
major command or higher headquarters standards.
Complete 24 months of sustained combat and/or
mission readiness with
Subsequent awards of the Combat Readiness Medal shall
be denoted by
no more than a 120 calendar-day break.
wearing a bronze oak-leaf cluster on the suspension and service ribbons
of the medal.
Authorized Devices: Bronze Oak Leaf, Silver Oak Leaf