Posted on Jun 4, 2018
MAJ Brian Thornton
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I was awarded the CAB during OIF 05-06, as an Infantry officer commanding an Engineer unit (this ineligible for the CIB), and the CIB during OEF 08, as an Infantry ETT (ultimately working with the ANP). Now retired, I don’t have access to the data as to why both awards were not authorized for wear simultaneously. Anyone?
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SGM Bill Frazer
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Both are in the same awards group- and according to regs- only 1 of that group may be worn at a time.
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CDR Tom Davy
CDR Tom Davy
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Now that he is retired, it's my understanding he may wear anything he earned.
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SSG Infantryman
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CDR Tom Davy - Not correct. AR-670-1 specifically states that Retirees must still follow regs with respect to how awards and decorations are worn on the dress uniform. Now, if he wants to display them while wearing a suit and he pins the miniature badges on his lapel, it should be fine. It all boils down to him wearing the dress uniform for ceremonies and other authorized events. If he chooses to wear the uniform, he must follow current Army regulations.
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1SG First Sergeant
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Sir, you absolutely have access to the data. AR/DA PAM 670-1 explains in detail why the two can’t be worn simultaneously.
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SFC Walter Lovett
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The official regulations site is CAC authentication required.
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1SG First Sergeant
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armypubs.army.mil is accessible to all, and it’s pretty official, with the .mil and all that good stuff. Be that as it may, the man was a field grade officer as recently as OEF 8. I’d like to think that he’s capable of referencing it himself.
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LTC Stephen C.
LTC Stephen C.
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Concur, 1SG (Join to see). I’ve been retired since ‘98, and I’ve had no difficulty thus far in accessing ARs, DA Pam’s, etc., especially those pertaining to wear of the uniform.
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SGT Joseph Gunderson
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They are the same class of badge.
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SFC S3 Operations Ncoic
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Someone has read 670-1
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SGT Joseph Gunderson
SGT Joseph Gunderson
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SFC (Join to see) - right. Maybe more people should.
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