MIL Military Ball - Medals or Ribbons?

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  1. Gatsby

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    Which to wear on Army Dress Blues for a military ball? Medals on left, unit citation ribbons on right?
     
  2. Texasboy

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    Correct


    here is a picture of mine that is setup . Mine is setup for ceremonys but for personalls you of course have a ribbon rack and bolo badge

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    Ribbons rack or medals will be a 1/2 inch from the top of the pocket seam as the white arrow shows
    Airborne , airassualt , whatever you have is a 1/4 inch off the top of the ribbon rack as pointed by the red arrow
    After the first badge it will then be a 1/2 inch from the top of the previous badge < blue arrow
    Unit sitation is 1/8 inch from the top of pocket seam < black arrow
    unit badge is 1/2 inch off of the unit ciations < green arrow

    Bolo badges are hung an 1/8 inch below the pocket seam
     
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  3. GiRaff3

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    sweet "medals" :mamoru:
     
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    hell yeah, bro, he got those just for signing up!
     
  5. Texasboy

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    Yeah I know its gay but just trying to help

    Speaking of which that medals rack is pretty crappy I need to make a new one
     
  6. Julius

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    how do i get out of a ball

    we have one coming up soon and that shit seems wack
     
  7. GiRaff3

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    How long have you been in? If under 3 years then it isn't a big deal. If after 3 years you have not received any awards, then either you or your leaders are doing it wrong :nono:
     
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    [​IMG]

    My shit from 3 years, 2 months in Germany on active duty. Some stuff I deserved more than others. I have been in the NG since September 08 and havn't earned anything yet.
     
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    I am about to get two AAM's. :mamoru:


    Edit: Damn you ARCOM.
     
  10. GiRaff3

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    I have "heard" that awards get thrown around like crazy after AT, but I already max out the points for awards, so at this point I do not care. I will need more awards eventually, just not now :wiggle:
     
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    :werd: I need two ARCOM's and I will be maxed out too.. Looks like it's college from here on out.
     
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    Yeah my 1 year was the first of this month
     
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    I think if you don't have a ton of medals, then wear them. Medals look nice but they are inconvenient as hell when you are trying to dance and getting poked or they get snagged in the dress or you spill something on them.......
    (but that is just a wife's opinion)
     
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    No name tag?
     
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    Are you willing to pay the $ to have the medals mounted?
     
  16. Texasboy

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    Name tag goes on the right side and just center it
     
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    My dress uniform was blah up until about 2-2.5 years, then I started having some stuff to show.
     
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    if you get deployed you get AAMs and ARCOMs pretty much just for doing your job
     
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    I have done two deployments, my only award thus far has been an ARCOM, I don't count my PH

    My unit 1/327 Inf 1BCT 101st ABN DIV fucked alot of guys... ALOT of guys.
     
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    how did they fuck alot of guys?
     
  21. Julius

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    by not showering them with AAMs and ARCOMs like these gay ass support units do
     
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    I will remember that next time your radio breaks, you piece of shit.

    I thought we were serving the same country? FYI, also, you chose your own path, I didn't, so suck it up and enjoy your choice :mamoru:
     
  23. Julius

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    wat. I can fix my own radios.

    I'm a 25N and my unit issued awards on a rank basis. Occiferz in the TOC got bronze stars, your brigade bitches (me) got ARCOMs, and so forth.
     
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    :rofl: @ the 2nd half of this thread.
     
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    WTF, you get a badge for being a driver? :dunno::ugh::rofl::bowrofl::squint::mamoru:
     

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