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My commander has directed we wear all of our awards from our recent deployments- I do not have orders yet for several of the awards, should I still wear them?

My leadership wants me to wear all of our awards we're supposed to get from our deployment. I do not want to wear any of them until I get orders, or its on my ERB. Am I right to only wear what I've technically earned?

I think this is a little bit of a catch 22.  I agree with you in that I would not wear an award until I had orders for the award.  AR 670-1 provides some guidance on this issue.  It states Commanders may require the war of awards but again I believe they are referring to authorized awards.

You might consider voicing your concern with your chain of command.  If they tell you to wear your awards simply make a note in a memorandum for record that states on this date at this time I was told to wear the following awards and include the individuals that were present at the meeting.  If you are called out on wearing the medals you have a fall back position.

posted on 05/16/2014 under Q&A
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Mark is a Retired Command Sergeant Major with 26 years of military leadership experience. He held 3 military occupational specialties (Field Artillery, Nuclear Weapons Tech, and Ammunition Ordnance). Mark is one of the leading military authors in the fields of leadership, counseling, and training..

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