Demonstrating a capacity for bold and decisive action, those elevated to the rank of Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force join a class of proven leaders. Technically proficient, pragmatic in their approach to problem solving, and always ready to confront the next challenge, Master Sergeants are respected and admired by their superiors and those in their command. As accomplished leaders, they play a vital role in advancing the mission of the U.S. Air Force to promote America's military strength through unsurpassed air and space power. Renowned for their proven performance, they are a vital asset to every Air Force Command. This coin honors the outstanding achievement of all Master Sergeants, whose dedication and skill have earned them a distinguished place in America's Air Force. Minted in bold enamel on the coin's obverse is the Senior Master Sergeant rank insignia. The reverse bears the classic crest and shield of the U.S. Air Force. Struck in a copper nickel alloy, this coin's rich antique finish is accented by colorful enamel highlights. Each coin comes packaged with a detailed header card that describes the contributions of Senior Master Sergeants to the successful completion of the U.S. Air Force mission.