MIL Is this ribbon stack look right for a Marine Reservist who deployed?

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  1. Insdav3

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    Compared to any of you out there (minus purple hearts, Combat Action, Stars, etc that you might have acquired)



    GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM SERVICE MEDAL 1
    CI IRAQ CAMPAIGN MEDAL 1
    SD SEA SERVICE DEPLOYMENT RIBBON 1
    NN NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL 2 (don't ask me how)
     
  2. RoblesGT

    RoblesGT [Track Days: 19 ][Crashes: 1] [SuMo Days: 1 ][Cras OT Supporter

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    i take it you went to iraq once ... so yeah, sounds about right
     
  3. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    National Defense Service Medal is wrong I think. Pretty sure I am one of the few on here that qualifies for a bronze star on the NDSM.
     
  4. Insdav3

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    For some reason I thought that there would be something like a presidental mobilization medal or something. We were sopposed to rate rct 5 and rct 6's shit also, but I guess they didn't get anything :dunno: don't give a shit, but I hate it that there are reservists who haven't even deployed running around with more medals than me
     
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    National Defense Medal ended after the first gulf war, then was given again after 9/11. I know lots of people with a star on it.
     
  6. Insdav3

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    Yeah I joined after gulf though
     
  7. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    He was born in 1983. Either he looked very mature for his age and fought in the Gulf War when he was 8, or his records are wrong.
     
  8. MumblingJoe169

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    b/c he was a reservist, he probably got it upon entering active duty for boot, then upon mobilizing for iraq
    hence the 2.
    its for ACTIVE duty service. its weird like that, i know lots of people with 2 cause of this.
     
  9. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Ah, interesting loophole.
     
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    you should have the armed forces reserve medal too, with a bronze M on it.



    MOL takes fucking forever, im still waiting for 2 to post :hs:
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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  13. Kazzander

    Kazzander I only got this for the search.

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    The cutoff date for the Gulf War NDSM was Nov. 30 1995. There is no way he was in boot camp at 12 years old. No matter how it happened, he is wearing a star that he doesn't rate. He needs to remove it; if his record shows that he rates it, it needs to be fixed.
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Why you be hatin on da boy rockin his star?
     
  15. Kazzander

    Kazzander I only got this for the search.

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    Just so you know, there is not a seperate award of the NDSM just for being activated to go to boot camp. You get it once for serving on active duty on September 11, 2001 to present. The only way that anyone on active duty or the reserves has a star on it is if they were on active duty on or before November 30, 1995.
     
  16. Kazzander

    Kazzander I only got this for the search.

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    My grandfather died in Vietnam, serving for the Air Force. On my second tour (USMC), I was serving as platoon sergeant for the training school I was going through. We were doing a service uniform inspection, and one of my corporals had the nerve to put a Vietnam campaign ribbon on his stack. When I asked him what it was, he made something up. Back in his room (read: wall-to-wall counseling), he confessed that the reason it was there in the first place was that he had forgotten it was there from the last time he went home on leave. By the end of the next day, he was a PFC and I had the cleanest barracks grounds for the following two months.

    I guess that's why I "be hatin". If you don't rate it, don't wear it. Period.
     
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    You're supposed to rate the GWOT Service Medal once you serve 30 consecutive days in the fleet, right? If so I should rate it tomorrow.
     
  18. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    I was joking.
     
  19. Kazzander

    Kazzander I only got this for the search.

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    My rule of thumb was this: Even if I knew I rated it, I didn't wear it until I had personally sighted the entry in my SRB. The SRB entry is the only proof you have that you rate what you rate. Conversely, if you know there's an error, it's your responsibility to let someone know.

    If there was one thing that I wish someone had told me as a new private, it would be this: Don't for one second trust admin to get your shit right. Nothing against the admin dudes, but admin bubbas have bad days just like anyone else. Anytime there's a new entry for ANYTHING into your SRB, check it. I lost two of my Expert rifle ratings this way. Range cards are long gone, so there's no getting it back.

    **EDIT** Accord -- this, of course, does not supercede following lawful orders. If your platoon sergeant tells everyone "Yes, you rate it, make sure you're wearing it for Friday's inspection", then wear it.
     
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    Kazzander I only got this for the search.

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    No worries, it's just that this is a particularly sensitive subject for me.
     
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    i got that just for joining. both ribbons i have are for just being in the air force it seems.
     
  22. Insdav3

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    throw your list up on here.... since you're 1/24 proper :mamoru: ....and comparable to me.

    I have no doubt in my mind that somehow I got fucked on ribbons
     
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    its the same as yours but w/medal above mentioned, CAR, and NAM :x:





    when did you get a jeep btw?
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    It's for active duty other than training. A reservist or guard member can't wear it just for going through basic training, AIT, or anything else where you are on active duty for training (ADT) orders. Active duty military earn it as long as they serve honorably. The only way reservists or guard members get it is by going on deployment or something else that puts them on active duty.
     
  25. MumblingJoe169

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    there is a reason west point cadets rate a NDSM. Its because they are on active duty. I had mine rated when i was deployed, BUT i joined prior to 9/11. My buddy joined after 9/11, had his DD214 reflect a NDSM(which apparently he was also given to wear on his class a's at graduation from engineer school) AND he had a 2nd star added to his 214 after we were de-mobed. This obviously isn't the only time this has happened since several people on here seem to have the same case.
    You can argue with me all you want and be hard-headed, im just giving you examples and the reasoning i was given for it. I've read the same criteria as the rest of you.
     

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