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kwe1009
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« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2018, 09:51:54 PM »

It goes behind your last military award and before your first CAP one.

Yep.  The AFOEA is basically the highest ranking CAP ribbon.  If you also earned this as an Air Force member then you wear 2 ribbons: the one for CAP goes above your highest CAP ribbon and below all military ribbons; the AFOEA earned as an Air Force member goes as mandated by the USAF.
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J2H
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« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2018, 12:36:00 AM »

Not sure if I earned this on AD with the AF, but I do know I have it in CAP, so it just goes before my first CAP ribbon... good, I can edit my Ultrathin list
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kwe1009
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« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2018, 07:13:11 AM »

Not sure if I earned this on AD with the AF, but I do know I have it in CAP, so it just goes before my first CAP ribbon... good, I can edit my Ultrathin list

Check your DD-214 if you aren't sure if you earned it.
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Eclipse
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« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2018, 09:07:53 AM »

Imagine a world where CAP members wore CAP ribbons on their CAP uniform.
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THRAWN
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« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2018, 10:34:07 AM »

Been saying this for a loooong time...

Imagine a world where CAP members wore CAP ribbons on their CAP uniform.
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HandsomeWalt_USMC
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« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2018, 01:32:59 PM »

When I wear ribbons I wear all my mil and CAP ribbons. Why should I not wear something that I rate? I do think if you're wearing only your mil awards and not your CAP awards regularly then you're being a jerk and in a way disrespecting CAP. The only time I wear mil awards and not CAP is in mess dress, and that's because I can't be bothered to spend the extra 60 bucks or so for a uniform I wear twice a year at best. I just wish they'd make a bullion CP badge. I'm proud of my rating but I don't like the look of the enamel crest and have awesome bullion wings for my Naval Aircrew rating.
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« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2018, 02:23:17 PM »

It's even more fun in the Coast Guard Auxiliary where military and auxiliary awards are worn intermingled as well as auxiliary awards taking precedence over any equivalent military award. For example, a Auxiliary Commendation Medal is higher in precedence than a USA/USMC/USN/USAF/USCG Commendation Medal as the Coast Guard Auxiliary is considered the senior service.  ;D
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bradkenny
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« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2018, 06:34:47 PM »

Imagine a world where CAP members wore CAP ribbons on their CAP uniform.
Is this an imangined world wear CAP members wear only  CAP awards?  Right now, I'm not seeing that members have a choice if they wear the AF style service dress unless their rack is too high.  39-1 11.1.1.1 states that "all authorized ribbons will be worn...". So someone wearing only mil ribbons with USAF style uniforms is most likely not correct.

As for mess, it does look to be member choice.

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J2H
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« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2018, 06:55:22 PM »

My DD-214 is far from correct, but it is what it is, I know what ribbons I have.
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PHall
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« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2018, 08:33:13 PM »

When I wear ribbons I wear all my mil and CAP ribbons. Why should I not wear something that I rate? I do think if you're wearing only your mil awards and not your CAP awards regularly then you're being a jerk and in a way disrespecting CAP. The only time I wear mil awards and not CAP is in mess dress, and that's because I can't be bothered to spend the extra 60 bucks or so for a uniform I wear twice a year at best. I just wish they'd make a bullion CP badge. I'm proud of my rating but I don't like the look of the enamel crest and have awesome bullion wings for my Naval Aircrew rating.

I don't wear all of my military (19) and CAP ribbons (17) only because 35 ribbons is a bit much.
I have no desire to look like a Latin American Dictator.
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HandsomeWalt_USMC
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« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2018, 06:24:05 PM »

My point was more in response to the notion of wearing CAP awards on CAP uniforms, the implication that one should only wear their CAP awards and not military. I can see no good reason why one should not be allowed to wear what they rate.

I hear ya on the amount at times being a bit much. I have 11 Mil and only CAP and I still feel like a Panamanian Field Marshal when in Service Dress. When you're Warrior Sized like me, it can look even more odd. The regs allow you to short stack the CAP ribbons to the highest PD award, correct?
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« Reply #31 on: April 23, 2018, 01:50:32 PM »

It's even more fun in the Coast Guard Auxiliary where military and auxiliary awards are worn intermingled as well as auxiliary awards taking precedence over any equivalent military award. For example, a Auxiliary Commendation Medal is higher in precedence than a USA/USMC/USN/USAF/USCG Commendation Medal as the Coast Guard Auxiliary is considered the senior service.  ;D


Works the same way in the parent services. For example, a Soldier who earned a service-specific commendation or achievement medal from another service wears it after the commendation/achievement medal from their current service.


Thus, a Soldier who earned an AF Commendation Medal while an Airman and later earns an ARCOM while a Soldier wears the 'Green Hornet' before the AFCM.
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J2H
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« Reply #32 on: April 23, 2018, 02:42:52 PM »

True, my ARCOM is my highest award (odd that I never received an AFCOM or AFAM).
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