Lawmakers take issue with ranking of drone medal

Posted at 11:51 PM, Feb 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-27 23:51:12-05

A bill has been proposed in Congress that would stop the Defense Department from establishing the Distinguished Warfare Medal for drone operators as an award that ranks higher than the Bronze Star or Purple Heart.

The DOD has been criticized since it announced where the new medal would rank.

The bill could end up as an amendment to next year’s defense authorization bill