Cadet Medal?

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  1. Rage_14

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    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    So I have no idea what the picture shows since it's a link through facebook, but my best guess would be a Naval Academy Exchange pin? If it's on the pocket, gold, kind of big, has a trident on it, and the cadet is a C2C or C1C, that's likely the medal. Again, just a guess since I can't see it.
     
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    It is a gold oval with a gold eagle in the middle. I have seen a Navy cadet wearing it as well so I dont think that is it. I know which one the naval academy exchange program is though.
     
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    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    And that confirms my second guess. It's the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Efficiency. Was offered the chance to take the test for it while at USAFA but never tried lol.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Armed_Forces_Badge_for_Military_Proficiency
     
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    Thanks for the help. Knowing this guy, he could pass the test in his sleep
     
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    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    He went to USMA as an exchanger. Some of our guys have that pin too.

    The naval academy has a pin the exchangers get?
     
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    Soldiers vie for German military proficiency badge - US Army website
     
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    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    Or it could be another badge that you used to see soldiers who had been stationed in Germany wearing often: die Schutzenschnur which is the German military marksmanship badge. [​IMG]
     
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    He was a PTWOB so I highly doubt that he went to USMA on exchange. I also know that I would see this medal more frequently if that were the case. SamAca, I'm not trying to be a jerk about this, but I really think hornetguy hit the nail on the head on this one.
     
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    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    Just found this on here...does anyone have a picture of what that pin looks like?
     
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    look at the link posted by hornetguy
     
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    oh you meant the USNA exchange pin. just google image search usna exchange program and it is the first image to come up
     
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    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    Thanks. Is it only you guys who get that if you go to navy on exchange? I've never seen a Coastie who'd been to USNA wear it.

    I'm hoping to go on exchange. Are you thinking about doing it?
     
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    Yeah, I'm hoping for Navy but I would love to go to WP to. I applied to USNA but both of my noms were for here.
     
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    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    I applied to USAFA so that would be my first choice, although I'm putting in for the other 2.

    Not interested in coming to CGA?
     

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