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Occam said:That's not how it was explained in various different sources...
Would that not mean that the medals were first apportioned by environment, then within each environment by rank and MOC, and then finally by seniority within those ranks?
Put another way, only the most X senior Pte Infantrymen got it, only the most Y senior LS NCIOPs got it, only the most Z senior Capt CELE and so on, and so on...?
I seem to recall seeing many sources saying that the largest group of recipients was (supposed to be) Corporals.
How quickly we forget.
In 03 when we finally got some Ptes back into our trade after the preceeding Decade of Darkness - the year that the medals were 'awarded' --- the CF had a whole heck of a lot more Cpls than it did Ptes ... some of us purple trades waited a whole lot longer than the zero trades to get "PTES" too due to the (finally!!) increase in recruiting post 911 having the bulk of new enrollees headed to those zero trades.
Of course Cpls got more QGJMs medals --- we had relatively few Ptes then.