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The US Army lifted the ban on wearing several foreign awards

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The US Army lifted the ban on wearing several foreign awards

After official scrutiny and considerable public outcry, army personnel officials dropped their previous demand to ban military personnel from wearing several foreign decorations.


U.S. Army personnel are now again allowed to accept and wear on full dress the Dutch Cross for the Four Days of March, better known as the Nijmegen Cross, and the Luxembourg Diekirch International March Medal.

On August 31st, official army authorities removed the two awards from their list of decorations, believing that their use violated a number of internal rules. In addition, army officials questioned whether awards received at virtual events, which host countries have allowed due to ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, are in line with military regulations. The ban was also explained by the fact that the awards had to be paid from the US military budget.

However, the move sparked a wave of backlash in public forums, especially in the former military. Critics said the money was only taken to offset shipping and production costs for the awards.

Meanwhile, U.S. Army officials have said they are in the process of reviewing the ban on decorations policy, during which the issue will be discussed with officials from the Dutch and Luxembourg embassies.
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  1. Luka Nord
    Luka Nord 24 December 2022 09: 41
    +1
    We would have their problems .. We decided to save on medals, well, well
    1. Bogalex
      Bogalex 24 December 2022 10: 03
      0
      And why not?
      I do not think that the policy of our Ministry of Defense, which in the same way spends budget money on the purchase of departmental medals and established the 122nd medal in November of this year, looks more sane.
    2. YOUR
      YOUR 24 December 2022 10: 11
      +4
      You read what these awards are. Laugh. Still would have been awarded a cross for a pleasant conversation.
      1. Luka Nord
        Luka Nord 24 December 2022 10: 15
        +2
        Quote: YOUR
        You read what these awards are. Laugh. Still would have been awarded a cross for a pleasant conversation.

        And I also hinted about it ..
      2. Bogalex
        Bogalex 24 December 2022 10: 29
        +1
        Much funnier than the medal of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation "For Contribution to Congress and Exhibition Activities"?
        1. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA 24 December 2022 10: 56
          +1
          Quote: Bogalex
          Much funnier than the medal of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation "For Contribution to Congress and Exhibition Activities"?

          ... which should be worn between the medals "For achievements in military-political work" and "For contribution to the development of the International Army Games."
          Seriously - this is the official "Procedure for placing medals of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the uniform of military personnel and civilian personnel of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation" from the website of the Ministry of Defense.
          1. Bogalex
            Bogalex 24 December 2022 11: 06
            0
            Absolutely.
            By the way, the image of the medal is from this "Order" and taken.
  2. Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov 24 December 2022 09: 41
    +2
    ***
    - Can Biden wear the medal donated by Zelensky, at least in his pocket? ...



    ***
    1. Bogalex
      Bogalex 24 December 2022 10: 15
      0
      Yes, even in pajamas - the ban on wearing foreign awards applies only to military uniforms, with this in the States it is very strict. And Ukraine, as far as I know, is not among the countries whose awards are allowed to be worn by US military personnel.
    2. YOUR
      YOUR 24 December 2022 10: 17
      +2
      Vidocq at grandfather's - what is happening here, who is this person, what kind of box
  3. FoBoss_VM
    FoBoss_VM 24 December 2022 09: 42
    0
    It seems to me that they need to establish and reward their own with such awards as the Rainbow Heart medal and the Chocolate Cross. As well as a badge rear-wheel drive
  4. Petrovsk
    Petrovsk 24 December 2022 09: 46
    0
    Order of the stooped by them and the sewer hatch
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 24 December 2022 09: 58
    +1
    The Nijmegen Four Day March is an annual event to promote sports and physical education. "International Diekirch March" even the Internet does not know why and for what, but the medal shows. And for this they give medals and even pay extra?
    1. alexey alexeyev_2
      alexey alexeyev_2 24 December 2022 10: 11
      +4
      We have the same bullshit. They are also awarded for participating in parades on Red Square .. And look at our 25-year-old generals. It’s time to introduce a new order For sexual merit
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 24 December 2022 10: 58
        0
        Quote: Aleksey Alekseev_2
        We have the same bullshit. For participation in parades on Red Square, they are also awarded ..

        At least three medals "For participation in the parade". And one more - "For participation in the Main Naval Parade."
        1. Bogalex
          Bogalex 24 December 2022 11: 13
          0
          And also:
          Medal "Tank biathlon - 2014" (in three degrees)
          Medal "For distinction in competitions" (in three degrees)
          Medal "5 years in military service"
          Medal "100 years of military trade"
          Medal "For achievements in military-political work"
          Medal "For Contribution to Congress and Exhibition Activities"
          Medal "For Contribution to the Development of the International Army Games"
          Medal "For excellence in financial support"
          Medal "For success in sports"
          Medal "For High Achievements in Psychological Work"
          ... and so on.
          To laugh at the Americans, who, by the way, tried to CANCEL such awards (but succumbed to public pressure, which should also be especially "fun" for us), of course, we have a reason what
          1. Alexey RA
            Alexey RA 24 December 2022 15: 44
            +1
            Quote: Bogalex
            Medal "100 years of military trade"

            Is the award made by the military prosecutor together with the delivery of the decision? wink
            Quote: Bogalex
            ... and so on.

            "For achievements in the field of development of innovative technologies". laughing
            1. Bogalex
              Bogalex 24 December 2022 16: 04
              0
              "For achievements in the field of development of innovative technologies". laughing

              Well, over this medal, I would not laugh so frankly. In cases known to me, it was awarded, among other things, for participation in events for which state awards were given in Soviet times.
              Although sometimes, even after the next "Army", they suddenly began to sparkle on the chest of those involved ...
      2. vovochkarzhevsky
        vovochkarzhevsky 24 December 2022 13: 12
        +1
        Today, heroes from the Suvorov School.
    2. Bogalex
      Bogalex 24 December 2022 10: 18
      0
      And for this they give medals and even pay extra?

      No, it's not about payments to those who were awarded, but about the fact that the Moscow Region took on the costs of manufacturing these medals and their delivery to the United States.
    3. Rustic
      Rustic 24 December 2022 12: 12
      +1
      even the Internet does not know why and for what, but the medal shows.
      Even more fun, because of the covid, these marches were held virtually, sitting at the computer. I don't know, maybe the mice were clicking in the leg, or the keyboard buttons. lol