I am trying to wrap my head around this, how does a subordinate put his boss in for an award?
On Wednesday, President Obama added another prestigious medal to his Nobel Prize collection when he had Defense Secretary Ash Carter award him with the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service.
That would be like a Command Sergeant Major putting his Battalion Commander in for an award that the Battalion Commander or higher has to approve. This would never fly in the military, I am pretty confident not in any branch. Anyone that has served for more than a day or two know that even though any one can put any one else in for an award, it almost only ever happens when a leader put a subordinate in for an award and not the other way around.
Secretary Carter awarded his boss with the medal on January 4 during the Armed Forces Full Honor Farewell Review for the President held at Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Virginia.
Carter insisted that the medal was a token of appreciation for Obama’s service as commander in chief
They really should have done this one in private as this wreaks of the medals that Noriega, Quadaffi, or Hussein awarded to themselves. What an egotistical piece of crap. How can anyone with any sense of ethics or integrity look at this and not be sickened by it. What a poor example set (yet again) by both the POTUS and the SOD. Fifteen more days cannot come fast enough.
You can read the whole story at http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/04/president-obama-awards-himself-distinguished-public-service-medal/