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« 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?

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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 08:20:49 PM »

You should try for recruiting if you really want to.
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« Reply #2 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.
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 09:06:56 AM »

If you are ribbon hunting, I recommend the following:

Recruiter Ribbon

If you are feeling bold, put a team together and go for NCC.
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« Reply #4 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.
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« Reply #5 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.
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2017, 01:36:40 PM »


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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2017, 02:58:49 PM »

All of them.
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2017, 03:22:08 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2017, 04:59:33 PM »

Command Service
After 32+ years, I have finally earned this one.

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