rotc boy said:umm, by having some of the people less than enthusiastic of being in the platoon quit
Trevor said:rotc boy said:umm, by having some of the people less than enthusiastic of being in the platoon quit
Now I know you're not serious, rotcboy. :shock: Not the best way to improve things around your unit! What does that tell the other cadets in your unit, not only that, it kills esprit de corps. What you have to do, in your own way, is find out what they're not getting out of the program and work on that through motivation. Try putting them in positions where they have to make decisions, or do a tasking to get them motivated. Make them feel like they're needed in your unit.
On a lighter note, I've recently done some improvement on the logistics side of things for passing out weekly routine orders. I have the Squadron Warrant Officer talk to the Training Officer and get the week's orders from him, and have him pass it down to the flight commanders, who call their flights. Once that's done, they pass it up the chain of comand and the SWO informs me that it is done. I've also organized an overnight 2-day Junior NCO training course, and some inter-unit activities.
rotc boy said:MCJROTC
Before any of that I'd improve myself first to be a better cadet so I could set a good example.
nulli secundus said:We wore the ribbon with three propellers. But, we dont wear them anymore. Something about they expired not to long ago.
CAP Knowledgebase said:The Unit Citation Ribbon may be worn permanently by all individuals who were members of the unit during any portion of the period of time shown in the National Headquarters Personnel Action announcing the award. New members who join after the period of time specified for the award are not eligible to wear the unit citation ribbon previously awarded.
Unit awards are intended to be worn by members of the unit who were assigned during the period specified in the award. Allowing new members to wear the award "temporarily" while assigned to the unit in not in accordance with the intent of Paragraph 5 of CAP REGULATION 39-3 (E) AWARD OF CAP MEDALS, RIBBONS, AND CERTIFICATES, "A member must be in good standing at the time of the distinguished act and must meet the criteria established for the award," or the equivalent Air Force Instruction 36-2803 (see Paragraph 4.2 below).
CAP REGULATION 39-3 (E) AWARD OF CAP MEDALS, RIBBONS, AND CERTIFICATES
5. Eligibility. A member must be in good standing at the time of the distinguished act and must meet the criteria established for the award. All award recommendations must be submitted within 2 years of the termination date of the act, achievement, or service performed. Next of kin of deceased persons are entitled to receive awards earned but not presented.
AFI 36-2803 THE AIR FORCE AWARDS AND DECORATIONS PROGRAM 15 Jun 2001
Chapter 4 UNITED STATES UNIT AND ORGANIZATIONAL AWARDS
4.2. Individual Entitlement. All assigned or attached people who served with a unit during a period for which a unit award was awarded are authorized the appropriate ribbon if they directly contributed to the mission and accomplishments of the unit.
Also see Paragraph 12 of CAP REGULATION 39-3 (below) for unit citation procedures.
Paragraph 12. Award Elements:
a. At the time National Headquarters announces an award, it will forward the appropriate award elements to the proper region or wing commander for presentation to the individual concerned.
b. When region commanders announce an award, they will present the appropriate award elements, or forward them to the proper wing commander for presentation to the individual concerned.
c. Award elements consist of:
(1) The medal and/or ribbon of the decoration in question and the certificate that accompanies the decoration to individuals.
(2) Only one Unit Citation Award certificate and streamer will be presented to the unit receiving the award. For example, if an entire group (rather than just the group headquarters) receives the Unit Citation Award, the certificate and streamer will be displayed at group headquarters only; however, all members of the group headquarters and squadrons within that group are authorized to wear the Unit Citation Ribbon. The members of each unit which receive the Unit Citation Award are authorized to wear the Unit Citation Ribbon. This ribbon is not furnished by National Headquarters, but may be purchased from the CAP Bookstore or commercial sources. The Unit Citation Ribbon may be worn permanently by all individuals who were members of the unit during any portion of the period of time shown in the National Headquarters Personnel Action announcing the award. Unit commanders will post the members’ records to show their eligibility to wear the ribbon.
I have a question about the award of unit citation ribbons, and whether there was such a thing as a "temporary" award. Basically, if a new cadet joins a squadron that has one unit citation award, a wing that has 4, and a region that has 2, does he have the right to wear the unit citation award with a silver and bronze clasp? Is he "temporarily" allowed to wear this award, while a member of the unit? Several members quoted several different sections of CAPR 39-3 for me, and I'm not sure how to interpret it.