Even if you are given a memorandum authorizing you to wear the patch, according to ALARACT 055-2007 you aren't authorized to wear any patch other than your own unit patch. See paragraph 6 for details. It's pretty specific. I have argued this many times, and found that most soldiers will simply wear whatever patch they like regardless of any ALARACT. They always say, "But, I have orders in iperms authorizing it.". Okay, there were bigger fish for me to fry, such as training soldiers, so I never flipped out over it. Now of course I don't wear any patch.
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