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Army medals on Coast Guard uniform
Last Post 14 Apr 2012 06:04 AM by Active Prior Service. 3 Replies.
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05 Oct 2011 06:10 PM
    I would like to know if I can wear my Army medals on the Coast Guard uniform. Also does anyone know if the Ranger tab is authorized for wear on the uniform.
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    06 Oct 2011 09:28 AM
    No on the ranger tab and most other badges such as airborne, air assault etc. But, many Army medals can be worn on the uniform. There are some that are not authorized. They are clearly posted in the uniform regs so once you get in you can check and set up your awards as appropriate.
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    12 Apr 2012 02:19 PM
    No on badges and Ranger tab.  In the Coast Guard, all badges have to be awarded while you are in the CG to be worn.  I know of two members who wear jump wings, but they were in the Coast Guard when they earned them.  If you earned the badge in the Army, it would not carry over.   Also, certain ribbons, such as the Army Service Ribbon and marksmanship badges, cannot be worn. 

    What can be worn are service medals, campaign medals, and personal decorations(Achievement Medals, Bronze Star, and etc).

    If you earned the CIB, it would carry over in the form of the Coast Guard Combat Action Ribbon.  You will not be able to wear the CIB.

    As said above, be sure to reference the Coast Guard Medals and Awards Manual before you start pinning things onto your uniform.
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    14 Apr 2012 06:04 AM
    Paul, if there is ever any doubt about awards, just ask your YN. Also, make sure it shows up in Direct Access, some of those awards may have points that will count on the SWE. I am pretty much allowed to wear all of my ribbons from the Navy and I have a good chunk of them.
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