Air Force NCO PME Graduate Mini-Ribbon
Instituted: 1962 Criteria: Successful completion of a certified NCO professional military education school. Devices: Bronze, Silver Oak Leaf Cluster The Air Force Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Military Education (PME) Graduate Ribbon was authorized by the Secretary of the Air Force on August 28, 1962 and is awarded to graduates of all Air Force-certified NCO PME schools, i.e., NCO Preparatory Course, Airman Leadership School, NCO Leadership School, NCO Academy and SRNCO Academy. Graduation from each successive level of PME entitles the member to wear an oak leaf cluster on the ribbon. The ribbon is not, however, awarded to members who only complete the correspondence courses or similar training conducted by other military services except for completion of the U.S. Army Sergeant Major Academy or the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy. This award also has the dubious distinction of bearing the longest name in United States award history.