U.S. Command Not Tracking Award Nominations

Posted November 11, 2013 at 8:26am

“The Pentagon’s inspector general’s office said the U.S. command in Afghanistan has not adequately tracked nominations for medals and awards,” USA Today reports.

“The inspector general’s office announced the finding in a letter to Rep. Duncan Hunter, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, who had raised concerns about delays in awarding former Army Capt. William Swenson the Medal of Honor. Swenson was awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest decoration for valor, for heroism during a battle in 2009 in Afghanistan. He received the medal at the White House last month.”