Posted on Aug 28, 2020
WO1 Platoon Sergeant
40.5K
371
69
35
35
0
Soldier was found on a social media post about a year ago wearing a deployment patch that was not earned. Wondering what actions can be taken and regulation sources on the subject.
Avatar feed
Responses: 31
LTC Hardware Test Engineer
36
36
0
UCMJ -Article 134-56 - "Wearing unauthorized insignia, decoration, badge, ribbon, device, or lapel button".
(36)
Comment
(0)
PO3 Alphonso Everett
PO3 Alphonso Everett
1 y
Is this similar to what John Kerry did?
(7)
Reply
(0)
CPO Arthur Weinberger
CPO Arthur Weinberger
3 mo
PO3 Alphonso Everett - He got away with it and became a senator.
(3)
Reply
(0)
LTC Michael Hrycak
LTC Michael Hrycak
2 mo
This carries significant exposure if found guilty. It is a violation of good order and discipline, which our Soldiers take very seriously
(0)
Reply
(0)
SSgt Kevin Hopkins
SSgt Kevin Hopkins
29 d
PO3 Alphonso Everett - ive never seen any proof he did this, as far as im concerned its pure speculation. did you see his personal records or DD 214?
(0)
Reply
(0)
Avatar small
SFC William Farrell
31
31
0
Take him up in one of your birds and push him out the door WO1 (Join to see).
(31)
Comment
(0)
WO1 Platoon Sergeant
WO1 (Join to see)
1 y
Only have 2 seats in mine, but I'm not sure he's worth the fuel.
(8)
Reply
(0)
SFC William Farrell
SFC William Farrell
1 y
E3c5a622
WO1 (Join to see) - Yeah, that's pretty much what I think of the phonies and wannabees Chief. What do you fly? I flew a lot in Nam, gunner as often as I could and occasionally we'd take our oil samples up to Danang for analysis in a Birddog which was a two seat tail dragger! Got me me taking flying lessons when I got back from Nam. By the way, did your profile change from fixed wing to rotary? Pilot was telling me he could do barrel rolls in these. This is the flight line at Fort Hood on my last assignment prior to retiring in 1995.
(8)
Reply
(0)
WO1 Platoon Sergeant
WO1 (Join to see)
1 y
SFC William Farrell I fly the Apache. I realized it said initial entry aviator (153A) so I just changed it.
(6)
Reply
(0)
CPO Arthur Weinberger
CPO Arthur Weinberger
3 mo
Hopefully with no chute.
(2)
Reply
(0)
Avatar small
CPT Staff Officer
29
29
0
It starts with a deployment patch, then an added ribbon for a campaign, then a ribbon for valor, then a CAB/CIB, etc....
(29)
Comment
(0)
PO1 Jeff Gingerich
PO1 Jeff Gingerich
1 y
I was a Student Brigade Company Commander at NATTC Memphis in the early '80s, in charge of a barracks of 250 men going to various 'A' schools. I was sitting in my office one day and one of the other CCs walked in with one of my guys in tow. The other CC had seen the kid - fresh out of boot camp - walking down the sidewalk in broad daylight wearing his tropical whites with six rows of ribbons and the combination cap of a full Commander. I confess to being speechless for a good half a minute.

As it turned out the young man was so completely clueless about uniforms and awards generally - he must have slept through that class in Basic, I'm thinking - he honestly thought he could get away with wearing whatever looked "cool". I'm sure I'll be criticized for my leniency, but I convinced the other CC to let me handle it and the kid performed a lot of extra duty for the next couple of months and wrote a long, detailed report for me on awards and their precedence and correct wearing. He was not a bad kid - just very, very green, and I could not in good conscience let something like that go on his service record so early in his Navy career.
(7)
Reply
(0)
SGT Ronald Peter
SGT Ronald Peter
12 mo
PO1 Jeff Gingerich - I think you were right in the way you handled it. I hope the kid turned out alright.
(4)
Reply
(0)
PO1 Jeff Gingerich
PO1 Jeff Gingerich
12 mo
SGT Ronald Peter - Thanks, Sgt - so do I.
(4)
Reply
(0)
Sgt Dale Briggs
Sgt Dale Briggs
8 mo
Lol, that’s kinda funny actually , wearing a braided cover at 18. Maybe one of his “friends” set him up and he's a bit dim.
(3)
Reply
(0)
Avatar small

Join nearly 2 million former and current members of the US military, just like you.

close