Wisconsin National Guard Medal

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It's a WISCOM...

It seems most States have a small slew of medals of their own, which are worn below the federal awards. Basically it's a commendation award for some service to Wisconsin specifically, as opposed to the US Army in General. I've not seen many state commendation awards issued, usually AAMs and ARCOMs are given out. I seem to recall that Louisiana issued awards to non-Louisiana Guard troops who went to Katrina.

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California_Tanker said:
It's a WISCOM...

It seems most States have a small slew of medals of their own, which are worn below the federal awards. Basically it's a commendation award for some service to Wisconsin specifically, as opposed to the US Army in General. I've not seen many state commendation awards issued, usually AAMs and ARCOMs are given out. I seem to recall that Louisiana issued awards to non-Louisiana Guard troops who went to Katrina.

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So its a bit of a gimme gong then?
 
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bigjarofwasps said:
So its a bit of a gimme gong then?
Yeah, kinda like being a Member of the British Empire.
 
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bigjarofwasps said:
So its a bit of a gimme gong then?
To a point. I mean, they can still be earned deservedly: For example if a twister hits Wisconsin, the Guard gets called out for the state mission, and does something really impressive like save a few homesteaders or something. It's not a highly ranked award, and it's not particularly highly thought of, but neither do you get it just for showing up when you're supposed to. (That's the California Drill Attendance Ribbon which, if ever there was a pointless award, that's the one)

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California_Tanker said:
bigjarofwasps said:
So its a bit of a gimme gong then?
To a point. I mean, they can still be earned deservedly: For example if a twister hits Wisconsin, the Guard gets called out for the state mission, and does something really impressive like save a few homesteaders or something. It's not a highly ranked award, and it's not particularly highly thought of, but neither do you get it just for showing up when you're supposed to. (That's the California Drill Attendance Ribbon which, if ever there was a pointless award, that's the one)

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Cheers CT, a sort of poor mans ARCOM, if you will.

But please I`m curious tell me more about the Californa Drill Attendance Ribbon, ho,ho,ho, no but seriously tell, tell!!!! :thumleft:
 

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