http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/11/distinguished-warfare-medal-drone-pilots_n_2852677.htmlWASHINGTON -- A new medal that would honor drone pilots and cyber warriors and outrank battlefield combat medals such as the Purple Heart and Bronze Star is facing backlash from veterans organizations and members of Congress, with a bipartisan group of 22 senators pressing the Pentagon to change the designation.

Yeah, drone pilots shouldn't have a higher rank medal than Bronze Star or Purple Heart recipients, but I don't know if it matters as a public honor, since:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/11/distinguished-warfare-medal-drone-pilots_n_2852677.htmlThe Associated Press also noted that the new award may be handed out without the public ever knowing about it because the actions taken by the recipients may be classified.