Posted on Oct 7, 2017
1LT Infantry Officer
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Recently I saw a post from a friend stating they didn't get an award after retiring from the military. To me it was a bit odd but I find myself in a similar situation. After spending about ten years in the North Carolina National Guard I transitioned to the Regular Army. In my time I have served full and part time as an NCO and Officer. I completed two deployments and a plethora of schools in support of my unit.

I can't tell you how many ceremonies I have been in for soldiers retiring or PCSing where they received an award. We all know after a deployment they are handed out like candy. Maybe I am expecting too much. I would hate to say I expected one. Maybe a handshake with a "smiley face" device would have nice.

What have you seen when your peers retired or moved on to another duty station? What is your expectation of how a unit should handle this?
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