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PFC Justin Edelmayer
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PFC Justin Edelmayer Please review the following from AR670-1 dtd May 2017:
Chapter 21
Wear of the Army Uniform by Reserve, Retired, Separated, and Civilian Personnel

21–1. Occasions of ceremony
a. As used in this regulation, the phrase “occasions of ceremony” means occasions essentially of a military character, at which the uniform is more appropriate than civilian clothing. These functions include, but are not limited to, military balls, military parades, weddings, military funerals, memorial services, meetings, conferences, or similar functions of as- sociations formed for military purposes, of which the membership is composed largely or entirely of current or honorably discharged veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States. Authority to wear the uniform includes wear while traveling to and from the ceremony or function, provided the travel in uniform can be completed on the day of the ceremony or function and must follow guidance included in paragraph 3–7c.
b. All persons wearing the Army uniform will wear awards, decorations, and insignia in the same manner as prescribed in this regulation for active duty Soldiers. For civilian attire, individuals may wear only those awards, decorations, or insignia authorized by this regulation for wear on civilian clothing, in the same manner and approximate location as the equivalent military uniform.

21–4. Former members of the Army
a. Unless qualified under another provision of this regulation, or under the provisions of 10 USC 772, former members of the Army may only wear the uniform if they served honorably during a declared or undeclared war, and if their most recent service was terminated under honorable conditions. Personnel who qualify under these conditions will wear the Army uniform in the highest grade they held during such war service, in accordance with 10 USC 772.
b. When authorized, the uniform may be worn only for the following ceremonial occasions and when traveling to and from the event and must follow guidance included in paragraph 3–7c.
(1) When attending military funerals, memorial services, weddings, inaugurals, and other occasions of ceremony.
(2) When attending parades on national or state holidays, or other patriotic parades or ceremonies in which any Ac- tive or Reserve U.S. military unit is taking part. Uniforms for these occasions are restricted to service and dress uni- forms; the combat uniform and physical fitness uniforms will not be worn. Wearing the Army uniform at any other time, or for any other purpose than stated above, is prohibited.

Unit citations. You need to look in AR600-8-22. Unit citations are awarded for permanent and temporary wear. In simple terms, the unit citations awarded to the unit from previous campaigns are worn while assigned to the unit, once you are no longer assigned, you stop wearing them. The exception is if you were assigned to the unit during the period that was cited in the award citation, that should be permanently awarded and appear on your ERB and DD214. See AR600-8-22 para 7-2d.

19–23. Insignia representing regimental affiliation (AR670-1)
a. Authorization. Insignia used to represent regimental affiliation consists of either the RDI or DUI of a design ap- proved by TIOH. A Soldier’s regimental affiliation using an RDI is based on a Soldier’s branch/corps/special branch, as determined by PMOS or specialty. Soldiers may wear the RDI for their affiliated regiment or may wear the DUI for a unit in which they are serving or have previously served successfully, based on their assignment history as indicated in their official personnel record.
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MSgt Neil Greenfield
MSgt Neil Greenfield
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Uniforms have changed over the years. Unless my eyes missed it, I don’t see where it says that you should wear the uniform of the time of your service, or the most current uniform.
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LTC Jason Mackay
LTC Jason Mackay
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Earlier in the reg it classifies uniforms past and present as Army uniforms. The USC tells you to wear it IAW the service Regulation
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LTC Jason Mackay
LTC Jason Mackay
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MSgt Neil Greenfield - glossary from DA Pam 670-1: Dress uniforms
Uniforms worn as formal duty attire, or that are worn at formal or informal social functions, before or after retreat. They include the enlisted Army green dress and the Army blue dress uniforms.
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SGM Bill Frazer
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By regulations unit awards are only yours if you were in the unit when they were earned/presented. That's why if you were still in and changed to a different unit, the old unit citations would go away and you would wear he new unit's citations as long as in the unit.
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PFC Justin Edelmayer
PFC Justin Edelmayer
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True, but since I am out, and 3/4 Cav would have been my only unit, due to uncertainty of reenlistment, would I as of right now, still be able to wear the unit citations?
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SGM Bill Frazer
SGM Bill Frazer
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Again by Regs, if you did not earn them with the unit and at no longer in the unit- then NO unit citations are authorized- You might get away with it, BUT. When I left the 82nd my French cord went bye,bye. When I wear my uniform now I wear only those awards which I earned
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PFC Justin Edelmayer
PFC Justin Edelmayer
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Ok. Thank you SGM
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PFC Justin Edelmayer
PFC Justin Edelmayer
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SGM, after doing some research, I have figured out that one of the three that I was authorized to wear while with 3rd Squadron 4th US Cavalry, only one of them was earned at the time of me being in the unit. Meritorious Unit Commendation for IRAQ 2008/2009 is the only one that I am authorized to wear to this day
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MSG Francisco Ojeda
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Yes. You should wear the uniform as if you were still in service without adding anything else to the uniform since the date of your ETS.
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