Posted on Apr 26, 2014
SGT Suraj Dave
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When I was in the 101st, 1st BCT, you were very highly discouraged from wearing any other combat patch aside from ours if you deployed with us. You would be pulled aside, and told you weren't a "team player". I had an NCO who wore a 1st Cav patch, and our CoC actually told him to "We don't wear pony patches around here". Seems kind of insulting...

One day, I gave my combat patch to one of my soldiers who forgot to put on his unit patch (After him paying for it ofcourse [in pushups]) I was publicly called out by an SNCO for not wearing my combat patch. I informed the SNCO of the ALARACT(Feb 2006) that stated the SSI-FTWS is optional to the soldier. Weather they wear it or not, or whichever one they choose to wear.

By forcing soldiers to wear a certain combat patch, or wearing one at all, isn't it taking away from the regulation, not adding to it?
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CSM Robert J. "Bob" Parr,  RD
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I always beleive that the Soldier should wear the one that has the most meaning for them.

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MAJ Dallas D.
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The best way to lower morale in a unit is for a leader to "require" you wear a certain patch. I have never understood what they were thinking.
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SGT Aircraft Mechanic
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Shoot.. I've got a different patch for every day of the work week.
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SSG Jason Trammell
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Right, I have 7 total, I wore a different one every day. I wore 18 Airborne Corps on my Greens.
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