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The Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
is an award
Awards and decorations of the United States Air Force are military decorations which are issued by the Department of the Air Force to Air Force service members and members of other military branches serving under Air Force commands...
of the United States Air Force
The United States Air Force is the aerial warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the American uniformed services. Initially part of the United States Army, the USAF was formed as a separate branch of the military on September 18, 1947 under the National Security Act of...
and is the lowest ranking unit award. The award was first created in 1969 and is presented to Air Force internal organizations that are entities within larger organizations. They are unique, unnumbered organizations or activities that perform functions normally performed by numbered wings, groups, squadrons, etc.
Additional awards of the Organizational Excellence Award are denoting on the ribbon by oak leaf clusters. For those units which are presented the award through combat operations and or direct combat support, the valor device
The Valor device is an award of the United States military which is a bronze attachment to certain medals to indicate that it was received for valor...
may also be authorized.