March 04, 2021, 02:44:41 pm

Need some advice

Started by Capmonkey, February 21, 2021, 04:21:36 pm

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Capmonkey

Hey, y'all.
    I'm at the point in my CAP career that the amount of ribbons I'm eligible for are pushing the limit for what can be worn. What would y'all suggest to fit 20 ribbons on Class A's and B's? I'm not really a fan of short stacking, so I'm just trying to figure out the best way. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

C/Lt Col Capmonkeh

Eclipse

You eliminated the solution, so...



LGM30GMCC

In more helpful advice;

On service dress (Class As) you can wear ribbons 4 across as long as the lapel does not cover the ribbons, in which case you reduce to rows of 3, 2, or 1. (See Figure 11-1 in CAPR 39-1)

This is not an option in regular blues (Class Bs).

If you are not required to wear ribbons in your class Bs, you can elect not to wear them at all.

If you are required to wear ribbons, then short stacking is your best option. You're a C/Lt Col; everyone who knows knows you have all the successor ribbons, anyone who doesn't--likely doesn't care all that much how many ribbons you have.

Capmonkey

Thanks for the advice!

Okayish Aviator

I very rarely have to wear my service jacket but don't wear ribbons on blues for this exact reason. Badges get it and that's it.

Wear the highest cadet achievement ribbon and be done with it. lol
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GroundHawg

We weren't allowed to short stack when I was a cadet, I would have definitely taken advantage of that. I guess go 4 wide  and hope you don't tip over.

NIN

Short stacking is definitely the solution. Drop all but the milestones. Or even just wear your highest.

I dropped all but my Garber from my PD ribbons (the senior equivalent to achievement ribbons) because it's a given that you need the others to get to the top one. My ribbon rack was getting out of control, and that helped.

(Side note: I'd support making it so you only wear one PD ribbon, your highest, for the same reason. But that would limit new folks and that might not be what we want)

YMMV, but short-stacking is really the best answer here.
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Jester

Quote from: NIN on February 23, 2021, 12:56:47 pmShort stacking is definitely the solution. Drop all but the milestones. Or even just wear your highest.

I dropped all but my Garber from my PD ribbons (the senior equivalent to achievement ribbons) because it's a given that you need the others to get to the top one. My ribbon rack was getting out of control, and that helped.

(Side note: I'd support making it so you only wear one PD ribbon, your highest, for the same reason. But that would limit new folks and that might not be what we want)

YMMV, but short-stacking is really the best answer here.

I'd support just having one ribbon and updating the number device on it to denote level achieved.