(April 11, 2017) Twelve Army awards are eligible for the “C” and “R” devices recently created by the service after a two-year review of awards by the Pentagon. Much like the “V” device added to awards to recognize valor in combat, the new devices will honor actions taken under combat conditions—C—and at remote locations—R.
The Pentagon review focused on honoring positions such as drone pilots, cyber-warfare specialists and other who have an impact on the battlefield without entering combat, according to Army Times.
The MILPER message says the “C” device can be worn with the Army Commendation Medal, the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and the Army Achievement Medal.
The “R” device can be attached to the Army Commendation Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Achievement Medal.