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Write the citation. This is the text that will be read during the presentation of the award. It can only be 13 lines long including the opening and closing sentences. If the award is for a period of service (meritorious service), the EPRs written during that period are a good source of material.
To recognize meritorious service
The Air Force refers to "exemplary service over an extended period of time" as meritorious service. The following opening sentence is appropriate for medals awarded at the end of an assignment.
To recognize outstanding achievement
An example of outstanding achievement would be the successful completion of an important project or operation of significant duration (weeks or months). Use the following sentence:
To recognize a single act or achievement
For brief periods of service or single acts, use the following opening sentence:
Narrative Description (Achievement or Service).
Airman Taylorís outstanding professional skill, knowledge, and leadership aided immeasurably in... This is where you enter two or three sentences describing the accomplishment such as "establishing the first successful ship-to-shore communications method using the Air Force's newest satellite system. His dedicated efforts resulted in an increased data transfer capacity and provided a flexibility that ensured 100% mission success rate in the Atlantic Command Area of Responsibility."
Confine the closing to one sentence which will personalize the summation. Although the AFI calls for a personalized closing sentence, the closing sentence most commonly used is the same one used with the Air Force Commendation Medal: "The distinctive accomplishments of Airman Taylor reflect credit upon himself and the United States Air Force."
Other acceptable examples of personalized closing sentences are:
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