Posted on May 8, 2018
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If you are an armor officer then does that qualify you go go on a spur ride to receive your Stetson/silver spurs? Or do you have to be specifically assigned to a cav unit within the armor branch?
I have researched this extensively but was confused because technically armor took the place of cavalry as a branch-I think. I’m just in my 2nd year of rotc was was researching branches. Thanks!
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SGT Joseph Gunderson
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The stetson isn't really earned. It is commonly accepted that if you belong to a cavalry unit that you can usually wear the stetson with your appropriately colored acorns. What is earned are your combat knots on the acorn rope. Also, spurs are earned via deployments with the Cav or Spur Rides.
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SSG Orderly Room Ncoic
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while assigned to a cavalry unit you can wear a stetson (with appropriate cord), you have to earn your spurs. Units will have a guideline on the wear and appearance of your stetson
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Yes, this. I never did this. But when I was in the Squadron Aid Station for HHT 1/3 ACR, one or two other medics went to some 3-day thing to earn their spurs withe regiment. Obviously, being medics, they weren't Cav MOS, but we were assigned to Cav unit.

Also, Ai-EE-yah!
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MAJ Current Operations Officer
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You will wear the Stetson only when assigned to a Cavalry unit, which includes Cavalry Squadrons within all BCT formations, Cavalry Regiments, and the 1st Cavalry Division. There are two types of Spurs, Silver and Gold. Silver Spurs are earned by completion of a Spur Ride event with your unit, and Gold Spurs are earned as "Combat Spurs" by completing a deployment with a Cavalry Organization.

They are all unofficial awards, and are governed by local policies and not by Army Regulations.
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