Posted on Jun 15, 2019
PFC Jomel-Michael Baysa II
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CSM Charles Hayden
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What a silly question!
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LCDR Mike Morrissey
LCDR Mike Morrissey
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It is interesting to this sailor how the Army differentiates the CIB and CAB devices. Two soldiers in the same pit receiving and returning fire, and based on an MOS, one is eligible for the CIB and the other the CAB. At least at sea on a ship, we are all "in the same boat" regardless of rate, rating, rank, NEC, designator, or NOBC. There're ribbons on one side , a warfare specialty pin above the ribbons and rank on shoulder/sleeve or collar. If we get shot at, we all "fight the ship"...and any awards other than individual valor are shared equally. There are no cemeteries or monuments at sea--except the Arizona. Anyway, just a sailor's meanderings...now back to the folks in green.
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SGT Sam Harvey
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SGT Ken Eidinger
SGT Ken Eidinger
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What a silly non-answer.
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MSG Felipe De Leon Brown
MSG Felipe De Leon Brown
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LCDR Mike Morrissey - The CAB is an award created because of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Prior to 2003, the only soldiers authorized award of the CIB or the Combat Medic Badge were Infantry, Medics or Special Forces soldiers.
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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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SFC Kenneth Hunnell
SFC Kenneth Hunnell
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Also, be in a infantry slot
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CW5 Special Forces Warrant Officer
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All 18 series (SF) also qualify for CIBs if the requirements of contact are met.
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SGT Chad Rogers
SGT Chad Rogers
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I was an 11C & that happened to me. It is what it is.
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CPL Joseph Elinger
CPL Joseph Elinger
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An Infantryman in a Combat Zone.
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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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Short sweet and to the point. Kudos colonel.
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