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General Discussion => The Lobby => Topic started by: jfkspotting on October 11, 2017, 08:08:46 PM

Title: which ribbon should I try and earn?
Post by: jfkspotting on October 11, 2017, 08:08:46 PM
What's a ribbon I should try and go for? I'm looking for ribbons to earn that aren't just the promotion ones. I'm not big into ES...and I know the 2 years of service will be mine eventually. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: which ribbon should I try and earn?
Post by: hamburgee on October 11, 2017, 08:20:49 PM
You should try for recruiting if you really want to.
Title: Re: which ribbon should I try and earn?
Post by: SarDragon on October 12, 2017, 01:14:13 AM
Hmmm...  earning ribbons. I don't recall that as being any sort of primary objective of the cadet program.

What I do recall is learning, and demonstrating, those things needed "to progress at their own pace through a 16-step program including aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership." Ribbons are not goals in themselves. They show a level of accomplishment in specific areas, a sort of visual résumé. The goals are the knowledge and skills gained reaching the different levels.

I suggest that you concentrate on the achievements. As you progress, opportunities will come up for you to other areas of the cadet program.
Title: Re: which ribbon should I try and earn?
Post by: cnitas on October 12, 2017, 09:06:56 AM
If you are ribbon hunting, I recommend the following:

Recruiter Ribbon
Encampment
NCSA

If you are feeling bold, put a team together and go for NCC.
Title: Re: which ribbon should I try and earn?
Post by: NIN on October 12, 2017, 10:57:52 AM
I'll jam a plug for a recruiter ribbon in here.

With a couple clasps.

Not that I'm biased or nothing.
Title: Re: which ribbon should I try and earn?
Post by: Pace on October 12, 2017, 01:28:10 PM
Recruiter is my top recommendation.
Also you can do community service outside of CAP.
If you save someone's life, there's a ribbon for that.
Become your unit's primary CAC representative for a year.
The rest have all been listed other than IACE and ES-related ribbons.
Title: Re: which ribbon should I try and earn?
Post by: TheSkyHornet on October 12, 2017, 01:36:40 PM
Membership.
Title: Re: which ribbon should I try and earn?
Post by: waukwiz on October 12, 2017, 02:58:49 PM
All of them.
Title: Re: which ribbon should I try and earn?
Post by: kwe1009 on October 12, 2017, 03:22:08 PM
Command Service
 >:D
Title: Re: which ribbon should I try and earn?
Post by: ßτε on October 12, 2017, 04:59:33 PM
Command Service
 >:D
After 32+ years, I have finally earned this one.