If you qualified for a marksman medal & it's in your ERB it should still be current so I say wear it. As far as foreign awards go if it's a badge worn above your right pocket then only one is authorized. An NCO I knew had foreign jump wings & a ROK (South Korea) Ranger Badge (looks similar to our CIB) & could only wear one of them. At that time he was required to have authorization, I believe DA, to wear either.
Unit awards are permanent if you were with that unit when it was awarded. If you weren't then you have to take it off upon reassignment.
Those are the rules as I interpret them & the ones that I enforced. Please correct me if' I'm wrong or there have been changes. When I was in we were allowed to wear a maximum of 5 badges depending on what group they were in. Now I believe 4 is the max.
Last edited by MSG Glenn; 08-09-2011 at 07:37 AM.
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08-09-2011 07:29 AM