I was hoping another AVN WO would chime in, but I guess I can. The FOD reason is definitely the top reason aviators don't wear the pin on wings. Some don't wear sew on since we turn flight suits back in. However, personally, if you are an aviator in an aviation unit, everyone is an aviator. I've been told by senior enlisted folks that badges are meant to be a morale boost for enlisted folks. I've always noticed those with jump wings, assault wings, CABs, aviation wings all stacked up felt an overwhelming need to wear their resume. Pilots really don't need to wear their resume. They just walk up to the aircraft, get in, and fly away. That's all the resume one really needs.
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