Retired Marine Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley, with a sea of ribbons and medals dangling from the coat of his enlisted blue dress uniform, stood at attention on Wednesday afternoon in the White House. Read More
The following is the Medal of Honor citation for Master Chief Britt Slabinski. Read More
Retired Master Chief Petty Officer Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Britt Slabinski will be awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Takur Ghar, part of Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan in March 2002.
The following is the Feb. 29, 2016 Medal of Honor award ceremony for Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Edward C. Byers Jr. who won the award during actions he took in a hostage rescue in 2012. Read More
The following is a Feb. 26, 2016 U.S. Navy video of Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Edward C. Byers Jr. describing the actions that led to his recommendation for the Medal of Honor — to be presented to Byers by President Obama on Feb. 29. Read More
The following is a remembrance of World War II Medal of Honor recipient Marine 1st Lt. Jack Lummus. The piece appeared in Naval History in 1995 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima with the original title, “To Love a Lost Hero.” Before the war, Lummus had played in the National Football League for the New York Giants and had played college ball at Baylor. Read More
The following is a March, 20 2014 memo from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel directing a comprehensive review of valor and combat awards. Read More
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is kicking off a department-wide review of how the U.S. military awards battlefield commendations to American service members. Read More