For more than two decades, Anthony Hartman has worked as a self-employed business consultant in Dallas, Texas. Previously a captain in the United States Air Force, Anthony “Tony” Hartman received the Air Force Achievement Medal in recognition of his service.
The Air Force Achievement Medal is given to individuals below the rank of colonel who have demonstrated outstanding achievement or meritorious service during their time with the armed forces. It is primarily used to recognize specific accomplishments rather than continued periods of service. Those individuals who receive the medal for their actions during hostile acts, single acts of terrorism, or combat conditions receive a bronze letter “V” device with their medal.
Designed by Captain Robert C. Bonn Jr., the Air Force Achievement award features a distinctive border consisting of 11 cloudlike shapes. Within the center of the medallion are thunderbolts and wings. These symbols signify the striking power of the Air Force through aerospace; the image was adapted from the Air Force’s official seal.
The award was first authorized by the secretary of the Air Force in October 1980, and the bronze “V” was retroactively authorized in January 1996.