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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MAJ Matthew Thomas
MAJ Matthew Thomas
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MSgt J D McKee - Silly Rabbit...
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SSG Bill McCoy
SSG Bill McCoy
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MSgt J D McKee - Yep ... "Silly rabbit! Trix are for kids!"
As for the POG question of switching a CAB to CIB ... also, "SILLY." For one, it's specifically an INFANTRY award. Instead of soldiers being frustrated about not being eligible when with an Infantry unit ... easy fix. Change MOS to Infantry if it means all that much! Meanwhile, the CAP and CMB get the same promo points.
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MAJ Karl Swenson
MAJ Karl Swenson
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SSG (Join to see) - You know, there's a good chance you've never been shot at. If you had, then you'd unass the pog crap. You would know that a grunt doesn't go anywhere or do anything without the support of the rest of the troops. You know who I mean, those that transport you to the battlefield, those that feed and clothe you, those that truck in the ammo you supposedly shoot, those that make sure you receive the awards and decorations you supposedly receive, and those who make sure you receive your pay and allowances. I'd love to see you fight a war without those folks. Have some respect, man!
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SSG Bill McCoy
SSG Bill McCoy
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MAJ Karl Swenson - Well put, Major! Speaking of cooks however ... I recall one time after we were in the bush for 10 days or so, they decided to have us hump pretty far to meet up with a deuce-1/2 bringing us "hot chow!" Turned out it was slightly warm mashed taters ... SAUR KRAUT and hot dogs. The Marines looked at it as a FEAST. All I could think of was how many drops of morphine (in water) I'd need ot stop the "runs!" That night on ambush, I heard more releasing of methane than the rest of my tour! LOL (Kidding!)
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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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SPC David Paine
SPC David Paine
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SGT Frank-John Limiero - I don't care how long a soldier has been in a combat situation, if they were in a fire fight they should get it even on the first day, if they can die in it the first day they should get it. (JMO)
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SGT Reggie Gates (RETIRED )
SGT Reggie Gates (RETIRED )
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SGT Christopher Blunt SR I stand corrected. You are correct but always check the regulation.
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CPL Joseph Elinger
CPL Joseph Elinger
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Engages the Enemy, or serves as an Infantryman in an active combat zone?
Combat Medic Badge is for serving as a Field Medic in an active combat zone.
For example: Airborne Rangers were awarded a Battle Star to their Jump Wings for deployment to Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada) in 83.
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LTC Christopher Hills
LTC Christopher Hills
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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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LTC Jason Mackay
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No. Source AR600-8-22.
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CPT Endre Barath
CPT Endre Barath
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love it no Blah Blah Blah:))
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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!"
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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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