Posted on Jun 15, 2019
SPC Jomel-Michael Baysa II
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CSM Charles Hayden
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What a silly question!
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SFC Steven Schafer
SFC Steven Schafer
4 mo
Don't worry CSM. He will graduate from diapers one day.
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SSG Psychological Operations Specialist
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4 mo
Is not silly...it is the stupid question of the year. Lets give him a penny as a Beer Coin.
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PO1 Todd B.
PO1 Todd B.
3 mo
What I find ridiculous are those implying that only someone who saw combat is worthy of anything or that somehow defines the service of everyone. But then I guess that comes with watching the military I served in, turn left and march into wokeness as fast as it can.
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Sgt Lee Dutra
Sgt Lee Dutra
3 mo
You earned it, you own it.
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SGT(P) Air Operations And Training Ncoic (S3 Air)
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No you have to be an infantryman engaged in combat with the enemy to be awarded a CIB. Said SM would wear the CAB until he engages an enemy as an infantryman
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LTC Christopher Hills
LTC Christopher Hills
8 mo
Reread the requirements for a CIB. You have to be an 11 or 18 series assigned to a infantry or special forces unit at brigade level or lower in a “combat zone”. There is no requirement that you come in direct contact with an enemy. On the other hand, the “POG” is everyone else in the army who actually come in direct contact with the enemy… including 11 or 18 series in a nonqualifying unit or position. In any case, it is a childish question that presupposes the rest of the army is lessor somehow. Specific to your question, you dont trade one badge for another. If you earn airborne wings and move to the 101st do you trade them in for air assault badge? Rhetorical question… obviously not!
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MSG Detachment Nco
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CPL Joseph Elinger - As far as medics go if you are not assigned to a unit but treat wounded in battle, fire your weapon in battle you are not authorized the CMB. Must be assigned to the unit by paperwork.
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SGT Kenneth Potts
SGT Kenneth Potts
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If he were to reclass to infantry, and earn a CIB, he could wear both.
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SPC Stephan Adams
SPC Stephan Adams
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I was a cook and recieved one in 05 after coming home from iraq.
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LTC Jason Mackay
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No. Source AR600-8-22.
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CW3 Terry Gile
CW3 Terry Gile
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<---(Guilty of the blah, blah, blah...gets windy as a bag full of A-holes sometimes)
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SFC Shawn Warren
SFC Shawn Warren
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Roger that gentlemen.
However, we should help train the force so I would include a little bit more context for the SPC to become a really good NCO.
Guidance for a young troop might look like:
the criteria set for the CIB and the CAB are different. See AR 600-8-22, CH 8, Sec 2, CIB = 8-6, Pg. 96 a., (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(a)(b) and so on.
CAB = 8-8 Pg. 101 a., b., c. (1)(2)(3)(4) and so on.
AR-670-1 will let you know how to wear any badge you rate on your uniform.
Finally SPC, you might be a Person Other Than A Grunt (POG) but all 11B's know "One Team One Fight!"
V/R
SFC Shawn Mark Warren, USA, RET.
Antrorsum Hostium and Semper Prorsum!
Front Toward The Enemy and Always Forward!
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SSG David Milholen
SSG David Milholen
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If All else fails read the manual +1
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CDR David Troutman
CDR David Troutman
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I like the colonel's answer. In the Navy we would say, when in doubt, read reference (a) and it will answer almost all of your questions.
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