Posted on Jun 15, 2015
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Which AR 670-1 violations do you overlook? Do you make on the spot corrections? Who are the biggest violators?
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SGT Darrell Hall
SGT Darrell Hall
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True story....My old company commander (a female CPT) was waiting outside her office for her husband (a Major, going through CGSC at the time) to pick her up after work. She was standing by the entrance to the building with her hands in her BDU pockets. He walked in, looked at her, and said “Get those d*ckbeaters out of your pockets!”, then turned and walked out. My First Sergeant and I just looked at each other, then at EVERYTHING else in the room to keep from laughing.
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SSG Matt Murphy
SSG Matt Murphy
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Yep....making gun a No Gun with 64 lbs of TNT and C4 CoA 2BN 11thSFG
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SSG Matt Murphy
SSG Matt Murphy
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Cold and damp day........air force glove moment....
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SSG Matt Murphy
SSG Matt Murphy
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Placing the fun packs...
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LTC Paul Labrador
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having name and service tapes reversed. I do that all the damn time. I blame early onset Ahlzheimers....
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When I was getting ready to PCS in 06, I set my uniform up Sunday night on my brand new ACUs, taking extra care to ensure that all my tapes lined up perfectly. When I was sitting in the transportation office waiting for the briefing to start, the MSG sitting by me leaned over and pointed out that my name/U.S. Army tapes were switched and upside down. I was stunned that I had made such an error when I was being so careful. A few minutes later, the Captain sitting on the other side of me nudged me and pointed out that my name tape on my patrol cap was also upside down. At that point I knew... I made sure I got my paybacks on my boyfriend when I met up with him that afternoon.

I also learned pretty quickly at my next unit - don't leave your patrol cap on your desk and walk away. Luckily, I made a point of always sticking it in my drawer before I walked away from my desk, so my name tape never got flipped while at my desk... but unfortunately, I made the mistake of leaving it with people from work while we were out for lunch!
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SSG Scott Parkhurst
SSG Scott Parkhurst
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Since the velcro was introduced....Man that was a blessing and a horror! I took off my "jacket/shirt ACU" and when I put it back on...my name and Army tag was switched and I was at a parade...I only noticed later when I looked at some photo's! It was some rotten ROTC brats who did it too! But oh did they pay for it later...trust me on this....
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SSG Phil Miller
SSG Phil Miller
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Ha! I got a couple of uniforms back from the seamstress back in the BDU days and they were reversed. That sucked as a young, broke private.
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SGT Mathew Husen
SGT Mathew Husen
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People would do that to my top all the time, then a private at the PX would call me out.
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Edward Samsen
Edward Samsen
1 mo
SGT Albert Bowman - THere was an article in the 80s 1986? American Rifleman, Patton and his Pistols. That should set the record straight. For those interested, the Registered Magnum Patton carried was later in the 50s known as the Model 27
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CPT Canon To The Ordinary
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In the eighties / nineties there was a prescribed way to roll up the BDA, Desert II, etc. You pull the sleeve inside-out up to the point above where you want the cuff to rest, roll in "flat sections" the inside-out sleeve up to just below where the cuff is resting, then pull the cuff over the rolls and button. The USMC (then) just rolled them up like normal people (as much as any Marine can ever be normal:-). After 911 no one ever really worried about that again, at least where I was assigned that is.
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SPC Bryan Gustafson
SPC Bryan Gustafson
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Incidentally, general grade officers are exempted from AR 670-1. Hence, pictures showing them with their hands in their pockets os hardly supporting evidence that enlisted are entitled to do the same.
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SPC Bryan Gustafson -
From https://www.outsidethebeltway.com/no-damn-it-army-generals-arent-exempt-from-uniform-regulations/
"The phrase “generals of the Army” is not synonymous with the phrase “Army generals.” Rather, “generals of the Army” refers to five star generals, the last of whom was Omar Bradley, who was promoted to that rank in 1950 and who died in 1981. We know this because, if the awkward phrase simply meant “brigadier generals and above,” it would be redundant to also single out the Chief of Staff."

My comment below.
If generals were indeed exempted, then why is there this chapter?

AR 670-1 Chapter 21-5: Grade insignia for general officers

a. Description. The grade insignia described below applies to male and female general officers.

(1) General. The nonsubdued grade insignia has four silver-colored, five-pointed stars, each 1 inch in diameter. Medium silver-colored stars, 3/4 inch in diameter, and miniature silver-colored stars, 5/8 inch in diameter, also are authorized. The general officer subdued grade insignia will be 3/4 inch stars point to vertex, 1/8 inch apart. The subdued grade insignia will be four black stars embroidered on the camouflage pattern, 2 inches by 3 1/4 inches overall, with both hook-and-loop fastener attached for wear on utility uniforms and ECWCS (see fig 21–24).

(2) Lieutenant general. The nonsubdued grade insignia has three silver-colored, five-pointed stars, each 1 inch in diameter. Medium silver-colored stars 3/4 inch in diameter and miniature silver-colored stars, 5/8 inch in diameter, also are authorized. The subdued lieutenant general grade insignia will be three black stars embroidered on the matching camouflage pattern, 2 inches by 3 1/4 inches, and will have both hook-and-loop fastener attached for wear on utility uniforms and ECWCS (see fig 21–25).

(3) Major general. The nonsubdued grade insignia has two silver-colored, five-pointed stars, each 1 inch in diameter. Medium silver-colored stars, 3/4 inch in diameter, and miniature silver-colored stars, 5/8 inch in diameter, also are authorized. The subdued major general grade insignia will be two black stars embroidered on the matching camouflage pattern, 2 inches by 2 inches, overall with hook-and-loop fastener for wear on utility uniforms and ECWCS (see fig 21–26).

(4) Brigadier general. The nonsubdued grade insignia has one silver-colored, five-pointed star, 1 inch in diameter. Medium silver-colored stars, 3/4 inch in diameter, and miniature silver-colored stars, 5/8 inch in diameter, also are authorized. The subdued brigadier general grade insignia will be one black star embroidered on the matching camouflage pattern, 2 inches by 2 inches overall, with hook-and-loop fastener for wear on utility uniforms and ECWCS (see fig 21–27).

b. How worn.

(1) Nonsubdued.

(a) The appropriate number of stars is worn centered on the shoulder loops, equidistant between the outside edge of the shoulder loop and the outer edge of the shoulder loop button on the Army green uniform coat, the all-weather coat, and the windbreaker. Stars are worn “point to V” on shoulder loops (see fig 21–28).

(b) Shoulder marks with the appropriate number of stars are worn on the service uniform long- and short-sleeved shirts, the black unisex cardigan sweater, and the black pullover sweater.

(c) The appropriate number of stars is worn centered on the beret flash, point to point (see fig 21–29).

(d) General officers may wear medium or miniature stars in lieu of regular-sized stars. As an option, general officers may mount full-sized, medium, or miniature stars on a bar for wear on coats, jackets, and the beret. When this option is chosen, the bar is worn centered on the shoulder loop or beret flash.

(2) Subdued. The subdued grade insignia point-to-point stars are worn on the headgear as prescribed in paragraph
21–3, above.
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