I can’t find the LJ post now, but I saved the information that some kind soul posted about John’s chest candy some time ago. She said: “The problem is that they are out of order and some he should have are missing.
What we see are:
Flight insignia: Master Pilot
Row 1: Purple Heart (2), Meritorious Service (2)
Row 2: Air Medal (2), USAF Commendation Medal (3), Aerial Achievement Medal (2) (last two reversed)
Row 3: USAF Achievement Medal, USAF Gallantry Unit Award, USAF Combat Readiness
Row 4: National Defense Service, Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Row 5: USAF Overseas Short Tour, USAF Longevity Service Ribbon, USAF Training Ribbon
Medals/Ribbons missing:
Antarctica Service Medal — John wintered over at McMurdo; all civilians and military personnel who winterover in Antarctica are awarded this medal.
USAF Small Arms Expert Ribbon with bronze star, denoting expert status with both side arms and rifles. The ability to handle a 9mm, a P90, an M16, and a sniper rifle (“Runner”) would suggest John has earned this ribbon.
John was awarded the National Defense Service Medal twice — note the bronze star. This means he served during the Gulf War and post 9/11. After the Gulf War, coalition forces were awarded two medals:
Liberation of Kuwait - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Liberation of Kuwait - Government of Kuwait
So, going by his chest candy, we can assume he’s a career badass Special Ops pilot who can fly almost anything, and he’s as good on the ground as he is in the air. But then, we already knew that. You may also notice the lack of a Good Conduct Medal. That’s not surprising either.”
I agree with what she said wholeheartedly!
I’m posting this because just found the file in my computer and wanted to share the information with you guys because I think it’s interesting. (Also, it’s good reference for writers!) The picture links to The Daily Flan over on LiveJournal where SGAFan just posted a bunch of really nice John Sheppard caps, including the one used here. All of the information about John’s ribbons and medals was compiled by the lovely LJ poster.

I can’t find the LJ post now, but I saved the information that some kind soul posted about John’s chest candy some time ago. She said: “The problem is that they are out of order and some he should have are missing.

What we see are:

  • Flight insignia: Master Pilot
  • Row 1: Purple Heart (2), Meritorious Service (2)
  • Row 2: Air Medal (2), USAF Commendation Medal (3), Aerial Achievement Medal (2) (last two reversed)
  • Row 3: USAF Achievement Medal, USAF Gallantry Unit Award, USAF Combat Readiness
  • Row 4: National Defense Service, Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Row 5: USAF Overseas Short Tour, USAF Longevity Service Ribbon, USAF Training Ribbon

Medals/Ribbons missing:

  • Antarctica Service Medal — John wintered over at McMurdo; all civilians and military personnel who winterover in Antarctica are awarded this medal.
  • USAF Small Arms Expert Ribbon with bronze star, denoting expert status with both side arms and rifles. The ability to handle a 9mm, a P90, an M16, and a sniper rifle (“Runner”) would suggest John has earned this ribbon.

John was awarded the National Defense Service Medal twice — note the bronze star. This means he served during the Gulf War and post 9/11. After the Gulf War, coalition forces were awarded two medals:

  • Liberation of Kuwait - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Liberation of Kuwait - Government of Kuwait

So, going by his chest candy, we can assume he’s a career badass Special Ops pilot who can fly almost anything, and he’s as good on the ground as he is in the air. But then, we already knew that. You may also notice the lack of a Good Conduct Medal. That’s not surprising either.”

I agree with what she said wholeheartedly!

I’m posting this because just found the file in my computer and wanted to share the information with you guys because I think it’s interesting. (Also, it’s good reference for writers!) The picture links to The Daily Flan over on LiveJournal where SGAFan just posted a bunch of really nice John Sheppard caps, including the one used here. All of the information about John’s ribbons and medals was compiled by the lovely LJ poster.

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