Inspiring all those in their command with their courage and confidence, those who achieve the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Air Force are among the nation's elite warfighters. Mastering a full range of technical and tactical skills, they possess the visionary leadership necessary to carry every operation to completion. Defining and communicating the strategies that have led America to victory against every enemy, these talented individuals have played a major role in strengthening the nation's military power and ensuring its air superiority. This coin is dedicated to all those who have risen to the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Air Force and recognizes their contributions to America's national security. The obverse contains the gold oak leaf insignia proudly worn by Colonels in the U.S. Air Force. The reverse contains the official Air Force seal. Struck in a nickel alloy, this coin is imbued with brightly colored enamel on both sides. Each coin comes packaged with a detailed header card that describes the mission and history of the U.S. Air Force.