Posted on Jul 23, 2018
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There was a lot of argument when my unit returned, over what patches we were authorized. We deployed as a CAV troop attached to the 101st. We wore the 101 patch afterward's, but some argued that the regs state that's since we were a company sized element, we are allowed to wear our home unit patch.
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My unit was attached to 101st when we deployed in 05-06 and we wore the 101st patch on our left the entire deployment. On return, we were authorized to wear either that or our unit patch as a "combat" patch.

We did get orders that authorized us to wear it as the SSI-FTWS or "combat" patch. I have them in my 'me' book. But I wear the unit I was in patch on my right.
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Things have changed since then. Now you only wear your unit patch as your combat patch unless you deployed in an element smaller than a company
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AR 670-1 Section 21-17, Paragraph 7a states: A deployed unit (company or higher) will wear its unit SSI as the SSI-FWTS, regardless of the headquarters element deploying and the unit alignment or OPCON during the period of deployment.
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MAJ Ken Landgren
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Can you say that in English?
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MSG Analysis And Control Element (Ace) Ncoic
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Your patch on your left while deployed is the one on your right later.
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MSG Retired
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You wear the patch of the unit you are assigned to, not the one you were attached to down range, when your unit deploys.
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No one in your unit should be wearing the 101 patch. You should only be wearing your organic unit patch as your combat patch. The regulation clearly states at a company or above you only wear your unit patch and not your higher headquarters. I would make sure your chain command knows about this. I'm really glad that Army did this. I can't stand saying soldiers wear unit patches to units they were never in. I have seen soldiers have come at patches like trading cards. They were never meant to be collected like that.
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