I was given a ceremony for my Deployment patch, a week ago. And they mentioned something about, everything worn on your uniform (that's authorized) has to be on my ERB. So do I need to make sure that it's goes onto my ERB, or stand by?
Posted >1 y ago
Bottom line is that you are ultimately responsible for your own records, no one else. 1. Always keep a copy in a safe place of every order/award that you receive- you would be amazed how personnel misplaces them even after years. 2. After receiving an award- wait 30-60 days, and then take a copy( not the original) to personnel and ask to see your ERB, or if you can access it online- check to see the award is on it- if not, then make the trip to personnel.
Let's make this easy. Go to AKO. Look at your ERB. Now look at your dress uniform. Now look at your personal records like your approved recommendations for awards, COAs, orders for over seas assignments, etc. Make it up to your ERB and if your ERB is deficient see your supervisor. You will need to see your PAC clerk for a personal record review (PRR). You can go ahead and dress up your dress uniform if what you need to do is pending. Far as being responsible for your own records, get a file keeper and make labels for the sections such as orders, award recs, COAs, college transcripts, etc. This is what I teach my new Soldiers. You are getting world class mentorship and record keeping lessons right here. Now, go fourth and conquer and pass on the knowledge I gave you.
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