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General Discussion => Uniforms & Awards => Topic started by: culpeper on August 30, 2020, 12:58:36 am

Title: Squadron Command Insignia pin
Post by: culpeper on August 30, 2020, 12:58:36 am
As squadron commander does wear of the pin qualify without finishing the command specialty track?
Title: Re: Squadron Command Insignia pin
Post by: arajca on August 30, 2020, 01:11:56 am
A squadron commander qualifies for the badge upon assuming command.It is worn above the name plate/tag/tape. Upon completing their term, they continue to wear the badge, but on the pocket flap beneath the nametag/plate/tape.

The Commander's badge (squadron or group) is separate from the Command track.
Title: Re: Squadron Command Insignia pin
Post by: Eclipse on August 30, 2020, 04:04:19 am
Quote from: arajca on August 30, 2020, 01:11:56 amA squadron commander qualifies for the badge upon assuming command.It is worn above the name plate/tag/tape. Upon completing their term, they continue to wear the badge, but on the pocket flap beneath the nametag/plate/tape.

The Commander's badge (squadron or group) is separate from the Command track.

It's required on USAF style uniforms.
Title: Re: Squadron Command Insignia pin
Post by: ßτε on August 30, 2020, 05:14:46 am
Quote from: Eclipse on August 30, 2020, 04:04:19 am
Quote from: arajca on August 30, 2020, 01:11:56 amA squadron commander qualifies for the badge upon assuming command.It is worn above the name plate/tag/tape. Upon completing their term, they continue to wear the badge, but on the pocket flap beneath the nametag/plate/tape.

The Commander's badge (squadron or group) is separate from the Command track.

It's required on USAF style uniforms.
It's also required on the Aviator Shirt Uniform and the Corporate Field Uniform.
Title: Re: Squadron Command Insignia pin
Post by: culpeper on August 30, 2020, 09:33:34 am
Thanks
Title: Re: Squadron Command Insignia pin
Post by: abdsp51 on August 31, 2020, 12:20:34 pm
Is this a change?  Last I knew you gad to be a CC for a certain period of time.
Title: Re: Squadron Command Insignia pin
Post by: Capt Thompson on August 31, 2020, 12:52:33 pm
QuoteCAPR 39-1 10.2.4. Command Insignia Pin. Wear of this badge is mandatory on all uniforms for all
current and graduated commanders in the grade of lieutenant colonel and below. Commanders (current
and graduated) may only wear one command pin, and current commanders wear the pin appropriate to
their current assignment. Members are considered "graduated" when they are no longer in a command
position, having served a minimum of one year in office. This badge is not worn by officers who were
members of the Command Council, the CAP Senior Advisory Group, the National Board or the National
Executive Committee
You're thinking of the Command Service Ribbon, which requires at least a year in command, but the Command Insignia Pin is for all current commanders.
Title: Re: Squadron Command Insignia pin
Post by: shuman14 on August 31, 2020, 04:44:25 pm
I understand that the Command Insignia was created after the Command Service Ribbon to Mirror the USAF Command Service Badge, but WHY do we still need the Ribbon if we now have the Badge/Pin?
Title: Re: Squadron Command Insignia pin
Post by: Capt Thompson on August 31, 2020, 04:50:53 pm
Quote from: shuman14 on August 31, 2020, 04:44:25 pmI understand that the Command Insignia was created after the Command Service Ribbon to Mirror the USAF Command Service Badge, but WHY do we still need the Ribbon if we now have the Badge/Pin?
Shows that you have held the position for a period of time, and also the highest level of command you achieved. For example, a former Region Commander who is now a Squadron Commander would wear the Squadron Command Insignia, but the Command Service Ribbon would have a gold star to denote he/she was a Region Commander.
Title: Re: Squadron Command Insignia pin
Post by: TheSkyHornet on August 31, 2020, 08:50:26 pm
Quote from: shuman14 on August 31, 2020, 04:44:25 pmI understand that the Command Insignia was created after the Command Service Ribbon to Mirror the USAF Command Service Badge, but WHY do we still need the Ribbon if we now have the Badge/Pin?

More bling!
Title: Re: Squadron Command Insignia pin
Post by: shuman14 on August 31, 2020, 11:20:15 pm
Quote from: TheSkyHornet on August 31, 2020, 08:50:26 pm
Quote from: shuman14 on August 31, 2020, 04:44:25 pmI understand that the Command Insignia was created after the Command Service Ribbon to Mirror the USAF Command Service Badge, but WHY do we still need the Ribbon if we now have the Badge/Pin?

More bling!

My thoughts exactly.
Title: Re: Squadron Command Insignia pin
Post by: PHall on August 31, 2020, 11:59:46 pm
Quote from: TheSkyHornet on August 31, 2020, 08:50:26 pm
Quote from: shuman14 on August 31, 2020, 04:44:25 pmI understand that the Command Insignia was created after the Command Service Ribbon to Mirror the USAF Command Service Badge, but WHY do we still need the Ribbon if we now have the Badge/Pin?

More bling!

Required bling, just like the "real" Air Force. It's not an optional wear item.
Title: Re: Squadron Command Insignia pin
Post by: TheSkyHornet on September 01, 2020, 03:29:29 pm
Quote from: PHall on August 31, 2020, 11:59:46 pm
Quote from: TheSkyHornet on August 31, 2020, 08:50:26 pm
Quote from: shuman14 on August 31, 2020, 04:44:25 pmI understand that the Command Insignia was created after the Command Service Ribbon to Mirror the USAF Command Service Badge, but WHY do we still need the Ribbon if we now have the Badge/Pin?

More bling!

Required bling, just like the "real" Air Force. It's not an optional wear item.

The Air Force doesn't have a command service ribbon.
Title: Re: Squadron Command Insignia pin
Post by: shuman14 on September 01, 2020, 03:30:17 pm
Quote from: PHall on August 31, 2020, 11:59:46 pm
Quote from: TheSkyHornet on August 31, 2020, 08:50:26 pm
Quote from: shuman14 on August 31, 2020, 04:44:25 pmI understand that the Command Insignia was created after the Command Service Ribbon to Mirror the USAF Command Service Badge, but WHY do we still need the Ribbon if we now have the Badge/Pin?

More bling!

Required bling, just like the "real" Air Force. It's not an optional wear item.

Yes, but the Command Service Ribbon does not have a USAF equivalent and is just more bling which should have been made obsolete when the Command Service Insignia was adopted.
Title: Re: Squadron Command Insignia pin
Post by: PHall on September 01, 2020, 04:20:20 pm
I was referring to the Command Insignia pin. But you guys knew that.
Title: Re: Squadron Command Insignia pin
Post by: jeders on September 01, 2020, 04:48:59 pm
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