"Valor to me is not risking your life," the colonel told the reporter. "Valor is doing what is right. Valor is about your motivations and the ends that you seek. It is doing what is right for the right reasons. That to me is valor."
UPDATE: Why not just militarize everybody? Since we have Twitter and Facebook, Afghanistan may as well be next door:
Department of Defense Directive 1404.10, dated January 23, 2009, set up a "Civilian Expeditionary Workforce" that would "be organized, trained, cleared, equipped, and ready to deploy in support of combat operations by the military; contingencies; emergency operations; humanitarian missions; disaster relief; restoration of order; drug interdiction; and stability operations."
For those of you without a calendar handy, Barack Obama took office on January 20, 2009. I guess he quickly got the hang of the job.