Exhibiting strong leadership skills and proven technical abilities, those who earn the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force join a class of elite warfighters. Dedicated to advancing the mission of the U.S. Air Force to promote America's air superiority and national sovereignty, these dedicated warriors lead with unfailing confidence and uncompromising courage. Serving in capacities ranging from operations officers to intelligence specialists and more, they work tirelessly to ensure that all personnel in their command meet the highest levels of performance excellence. This coin pays tribute to all those who have risen to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force and recognizes their contributions to America's military strength. The obverse contains the oak leaf insignia of the Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. The reverse contains the official seal of the U.S. Air Force. Clad entirely in nickel, this coin is imbued on both sides by colorful ename accentsl. Each coin comes packaged with a header card that describes the critical role played by those who attain the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force.