TAW values the contributions of all its members and has several
unique ways to recognize them.
Every award in TAW has a special page in the Information Wiki (members
only) that gives the specifics of all of TAW's awards. Here is an
example of a Contribution and Leadership Award:
The Distinguished Service Cross existed
prior to the 2010 TAW.net website rebuild project. The medal was means of
recognizing a member that contributed to an entire division.
This medal is equivalent to the United
States Military medal of the same name. The design is stylized, but the ribbon
colors and overall design are very similar. Unique to this medal is the 3-star
line shared with all other Central Command awarded medals.
The Distinguished Service Cross is one of the
highest possible accolades that can be earned by a member of TAW. This medal is
awarded to a member that was instrumental in the formation or evolution of an
entire division, while holding true to the mission statement and code of
ethics. Many consider this medal to be the division level equivalent of the
Medal of Honor, and as such should be treated with the similar regard. Members
that have earned the Distinguished Service Cross have earned the enduring
respect of TAW.
By tradition, if an active member loses a
battle with sickness or injury and passes away, they are not awarded the Purple
Heart but instead the Distinguished Service Cross and their call sign retired.
the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope." - Winston Churchill