[PANDEMIC WARNING] Public Health Service PRE-ORDERS 2,900 of Its HIGHEST Medals & Ribbons Awards
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
You know its a bad sign when the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (CCPHS) which is trying to increase its personnel ranks to 6000 members, makes an order for 2,900 of their highest awarded medals and ribbons for a Public Health crisis they haven’t even fought yet. Especially when there are only 5,000 to 6,000 people in the Commissioned Public Health service to begin with. When a military organization is preparing to give half of its Commissioned personal the highest class of medals possible, you have to wonder how many will be given posthumously. We checked if they had ever placed an order like this before and we found none.
From the chart below, you can see they want these medals to arrive in 30 day cycles up to 120 days after the initial order. Its likely they will also award many other lower level medals that individual officers will have to purchase themselves. However, the roughly 3000 medals in this purchase order are considered so high in merit that the Government is willing to pay for the medals. Certainly seems like they are planning to claim so sort of major victory with an order quantity of that size
All of the Medals are for services beyond the call of duty, many are specifically awarded for the functional equivalent of achievement during battle