I normally pride myself on being able to find information in Army Regulations, DA-Pams, etc.however, I've come across an interesting question. I'm prior enlisted/NCO, and my Reserve Component Manpower System (RCMS) Automated Record Brief (ORB equivalent for Reserves, until the IPPS-A SRB is up and running) is being updated by Reserve Personnel Action Center (RPAC) admin specialist. The admin removed my NCOPDR and I asked why. Admin's response was because I'm an officer and I'm not authorized to wear NCOPDR (with numeral 2 since I completed BNCOC). This was somewhat of a surprise to me, and the Admin said they'll send RFI to Awards Branch at HRC to confirm. I have researched this myself and cannot find a clear answer. If it's a matter of tradition (unwritten rule) such as the case with marksmanship I guess I would understand but I've never heard that about the NCOPDR.
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