ROTC Army Decorations and Other Awards Question

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  1. runslikeajohndeere

    runslikeajohndeere Member

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    I don't want to burden DS with too many questions that aren't pertinent to his current efforts, but I wonder if pins and bars earned during ROTC are carried over to the Army dress uniform when they commission? In other words does an officer just phase out the old ribbons when they have new accomplishments?

    I figure someone hear is familiar. I just perused a few sources, such as

    http://www.apd.army.mil/pdffiles/r670_1.pdf and http://www.unl.edu/armyrotc/HandbookChapters/Chapter7-Awards&Decorations.pdf, but didn't find what I was seeking.

    BTW, DS did fantastic first two semesters and was recognized with Superior Cadet Decoration Award.

    Thanks for any input,

    runslikeajohndeere
     
  2. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

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    Congratulations to your son on Superior Cadet.

    None of the ribbons, medals, or decorations will carry over to Active Duty.

    If your son attends a school that earns a badge such as Airborne, Air Assault, or others, then those he will wear on his Active Duty uniform.
     
  3. ABF

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    If your kid received actual US military decorations, yes, they will be part of his file and yes, he wears them when he commissions. If the awards are ROTC awards, no.
     
  4. goaliedad

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    As mentioned above, unit-awarded items do not carry over to AD.

    In addition to the schools mentioned above, the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficency does carry over after commissioning. Many units offer the opportunity to earn it.
     
  5. Aglahad

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    If your son commissions during peacetime there is a good chance he will have 0 awards/ribbons at commissioning. The NDSM is only given in times of war and the Army Service Ribbon is given after BOLC.

    ROTC awards are hardly regulated and thus have no merit once commissioning happens. Because of this many cadets do not wear them. It was seen as pretentious in my batt to wear them even if you had stacks upon stacks but that is up to the individual. I know I didn't wear mine.

    As others have said any official Army school badges can obviously be worn after commissioning.
     
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  11. runslikeajohndeere

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    Thanks for insight! Is there a pin for a stupid question because I may have earned it:shake:
     

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