Criteria: Successful completion of an aggregate total of four years of honorable active service.
Devices: Bronze, Silver Oak Leaf Cluster
Awarded to U.S. Air Force personnel for 4 years honorable active federal military service with any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces or reserve components. Reserve and Guard require four years creditable service for retirement. An additional four years’ of creditable service is denoted by a bronze oak leaf cluster. As an example, an individual who retires after 20 years service would wear 4 bronze oak leaf clusters on the ribbon. Individuals on active duty as of the institution date are authorized to wear the appropriate attachments to properly reflect their service both prior to and after that date. Individuals who served both in the Army Air Force and continued their service into the U.S. Air Force until 1957 or later would be authorized to wear the Longevity Service Award with appropriate oak leaf clusters to properly represent their total service during both periods.