I asked my husband as well and he says that there are no separate patches for multiple deployments(we have been 4th ID for 4 years)he also has never seen the patch you are asking about so you have piqued his and my curiosity. I would love to see this patch if you could post a pic or link that would be great.
quote:
Originally posted by tankerswife:
I asked my husband as well and he says that there are no separate patches for multiple deployments(we have been 4th ID for 4 years)he also has never seen the patch you are asking about so you have piqued his and my curiosity. I would love to see this patch if you could post a pic or link that would be great.


Thanks for the input. I was really looking for an answer from someone who had been in 4th ID for a while. I was deployed with the in 2006, but I am stationed at Fort Benning. I found the patch at the local military supply store, right next to the regular patch. When I wore it to work today I was told by someone the I could not were it because I had not deployed with them twice. I figured it was BS.
It's not authorized. Just the same as the ACU 1st ID patches with the red 1's are not authorized outside of Ft. Riley. IIRC there it's the commanders discretion to wear those for ceremonies and such.

Caveat: If you were still in 4th ID, then it would be up to your commander. Now you are at Ft. Benning, that patch is a no-go. Also, the whole two deployment thing someone made up to make themselves sound smart or something.
It's a cool looking patch but both my husband and I have never seen it and he has been through 3 Division Commanders so I am thinking not one of them authorizes it....neither here or when we were at Ft. Hood but good luck on your search of the AR and let us know what you find out
I just finished reading the entire section on "Shoulder Sleeve Insignia," and it was not much help. I guess it's just one of those things in the Army where it all depends on who see it, and who doesn't like it.

In this case, I remember some of the best advice I ever received when I was a young soldier. "It usually works better if you ask for forgiveness rather than permission."
Here is my two cents for what its worth since I am at Riley. The actual Red One is for the Class A's, (both Division and Combat). The only time the Red One is worn on the ACU left sleeve is if the unit has been incident free for a specified period of time. The right sleeve on ACU's will always be subdued.
I talked with a guy here that used to be at Hood, he said that the green leaves are for Class A's (Division and Combat) and black leaves are for ACU's. He has never heard of any command using it to denote two deployments. If that is true, then there would be a command letter published and posted. It would also be briefed by the CoC. Personally since it is in a grey area, I would play it safe and just were the black leaves like everyone else. Different strokes for different folks.
quote:
Let's leave the color patches for the Class A.


I feel you on that one. The colored patches that they do make for the ACU's, like the 1st ID one, is pretty stupid if you ask me. Even if it's up to the commander. I mean, being at Fort Riley, I see everyone that works at the Division level wearing the "red" one not only on the left shoulder but also the right. But anywhere below that it's supposedly not authorized. I've never seen anyone below Division wearing it, and I've been at Riley for far too long. There should be a cut a dry rule as far as patches, which I'm sure there is, that crap about it's up to the commander needs to go. Just like everything else in the Army, how far down does the info. really get down? So, to be on the safe side, take a look around, buy the patch that a majority of people are wearing, leave the color at home. Most patches will be black and foliage green, with some exceptions that have a brownish gold to it. But bright colors I don't think are really a go.

Add Reply

Likes (0)
Post
×
×
×
×