Jump School

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  1. cacandidate2015

    cacandidate2015 Member

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    Ive noticed that some graduates are displaying the Jump School Badge. Is attending Army Jump School an option for one of the training blocks?
     
  2. cpdibari

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    I asked my friend (1/c) about this. Apparently prior to some budgeting cuts, certain Midshipmen were allowed to participate in Army Jump School after passing the Naval Academy's screener.

    He said this isn't possible anymore, but it was one of his summer training blocks.
     
  3. Hurricane12

    Hurricane12 USNA 2012

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    You can, however, weasel around this by doing a semester at USMA and going through there. I'm not sure on the details on how this mid made this work, but he did.
    Other people get jump wings through USAFA, but I didn't think that they could wear them after graduation.
     
  4. kdc246

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    Jump wings can be worn after graduation at USAFA. It is the only badge they can earn that does carry over.
     
  5. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Hurricane12, you are correct. Unless they ran a chit up to the SECNAV for approval, which I am sure he/she would (sarcastic).

    Navy Uniform Regulations:
    " a. Authorized Insignia. The listing below constitutes those breast insignia, alphabetically by category, authorized for wear on the naval uniform. Breast or qualification insignia of other services shall not be worn. Breast or qualification insignia of other nations shall not be worn on the naval uniforms unless specifically authorized by the Secretary of the Navy."

    Marine Corps Uniform Regulations:
    "a. Per the current edition of MCO P1000.6, Assignment Classification and Travel Systems (ACTS) Manual and whose right to wear the insignia has not been specifically revoked, a Marine qualified or designated as a naval aviator, naval flight officer, Marine aerial navigator, naval aviation observer, naval or combat aircrew member, parachutist, explosive ordnance disposal technician, or U.S. Navy diver, will wear appropriate breast insignia according to the following regulations.
    b. A Marine designated as a naval astronaut (pilot, NFO, or mission specialist) will wear the appropriate naval astronaut insignia as prescribed by the Department of the Navy.
    c. In addition to the breast insignia authorized in these regulations, naval medical officers assigned to Marine Corps units who are designated flight surgeons may wear the U.S. Navy gold metal flight surgeon insignia on Marine Corps service and utility uniforms.
    d. Only those breast insignia listed in these regulations are authorized for wear on Marine Corps uniforms.
    e. Other U.S. service pilot/navigator insignia and foreign pilot insignia may be worn, but only as authorized in subparagraph 4002.3.
    f. Any other U.S. service/foreign/civilian breast insignia may be accepted by an individual, but will not be worn on Marine Corps uniforms."
     
  6. engineer

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    I understand from my plebe that 21 mids will be attending jump school this summer.
     
  7. navyasw02

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    Jump wings are on the authorized list, no special request required. The grad could also be prior enlisted, all badges previously earned still can be worn
     
  8. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Correct...we listed it as parachutist badge.
     
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  9. navyasw02

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    Slightly off topic, but once I saw an Army guy wearing a SWO pin. He went blue to green, but I thought it was odd.
     
  10. cacandidate2015

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    Could he have been navy personel attached to an army unit? I know they wear MARPAT's when assigned to a Marine Unit.
     
  11. navyasw02

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    No he was an Army guy who went blue to green, I asked him about it. He was also wearing their version of choker whites (their fancy blues)
     
  12. Hurricane12

    Hurricane12 USNA 2012

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    Strange hypothetical question: how does this work for people who received an award that kind-of correlates to something in the Army?

    The one I'm thinking would be someone who earned a combat action ribbon in the Navy/USMC and then switched to the Army. Would they rate a CIB/CAB, still wear a CAR, or just not wear anything?
     
  13. NavyHoops

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    Each service has its own policies and procedures of how they deal with awards from other services, countries, etc. From my experience the Army tended to be more lenient than the Navy/Marine Corps. I had Marines who worked with the Air Force and Army on some deployments. They were given personal awards from these services, but could not wear them in the USMC because they were not attached to those units. We had to either convert them to valid Navy awards to be worn.

    As to the question above, I am not sure on specific Army policy, but my guess would be that that person gets to wear their CAR or nothing. The CAR and CIB are very similiar, but not one and the same.
     

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