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    I believe the Navy allows you to wear only your top 3; I'd love that policy.
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    Sometimes this forum can be so boring...

    As I look out in the backyard, one of my dogs just 'pooped' back by the shed, and now I find out that Matthew DeBord is a writer in Los Angeles...neither means much to me...but the situations ARE somewhat similar... Oh well, life goes on...

    Next topic please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rstickle View Post
    It goes back further than 9/11. A couple years before I retired (1985) the Army came out with a bunch of ribbons, I think I actually "added" a whole row! I can't even remember what they all were but they were for things like finishing a service school, getting out of basic, being sent overseas........ In other words doing my job.

    Never agreed with it, but regulation says............

    (I do recall being out at Andrews AFB on a detail one day and seeing a mid-level Army NCO by the fence. He was wearing one ribbon, and you knew he just had to have more..... It was baby blue with little stars. No one called him on it!)
    Well, I think you'd be hard-pressed to convince him that any others were any more important than that one anyway. He probably figured once he had that one, what's the point of the others(besides that whole regs problem)?
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    It would seem that a writer in LA could find all kinds of stuff to write about without attacking an Army General . Some suggestions:

    1. City council and police chiefs support of illegal aliens.
    2. The rampant gang problem.
    3. A violent crime rate that rivals that of Somalia.

    The writer most likely is suffering from a very bad case of penis envy: The General has one and the writer does not.

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    Ribbon regs

    I believe the Navy allows you to wear only your top 3; I'd love that policy.

    True, but not when wearing "Full Dress" uniform. Dress Blues or Whites is the "cracker jack" uniform and is acceptable with the three highest decorations. Full Dress Blues/Whites requires all decorations earned, and medals, to boot. Decorations not having a corresponding medal are worn as ribbons on the right side. Warfare designations are to be worn at all times (S.S., A.W., S.W., SEAL, U.D.T., etc).

    The Navy doesn't have any command-wide awards/decorations. Everything is personal, although an award can be given to everyone in a command. Example, I got a Meritorious Unit Citation, as did everyone else in the command. Nobody assigned to the command later got to wear one, we all took ours with us permenantly.

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    "It was baby blue with little stars. No one called him on it"

    if its the one im immidiatly thought of i wouldn't dare. seeing as that ribbon normaly goes only to the greatest butt kickers of all. and if their breathing while wearing it i'd say let them do as they want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobcat35 View Post
    "It was baby blue with little stars. No one called him on it"

    if its the one im immidiatly thought of i wouldn't dare. seeing as that ribbon normaly goes only to the greatest butt kickers of all. and if their breathing while wearing it i'd say let them do as they want.
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    Matthew DeBord is an ...... no, I can't do it...they'll send me another warning!
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    Yup, baby blue with stars and still walking, that guy can pretty much do as they want.

    These days you get two ribbons before you even deploy anywhere, in the Corps at least.
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    Screw that hippie! Gen Petraeus did a great job in front of Congress and Senate comittees, but he had to find something... anything to attack.

    I wore every ribbon/medal I rated, not because of regs... because I RATED. Every one was due to my actions be it personal or unit. Although, there were a few chuckles in the ranks when I got my good conduct metal.

    The Army did seem to give em out a lot back then (late '80's early '90's), I bought a kid going home for 'post boot camp leave' a burger at the airport and he had a full row.

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    Although, there were a few chuckles in the ranks when I got my good conduct metal.

    Funny thing, I had the same experience when I got mine. My Division Chief was doubled over laughing. Maybe that's why we called it the "didn't get caught" medal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911 guy View Post
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    Although, there were a few chuckles in the ranks when I got my good conduct metal.
    Maybe that's why we called it the "didn't get caught" medal.
    It's still called that......and my shipmates still giggle OPENLY when thier awarded
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