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Started by tbirdismypride , Oct 15 2011 04:43 AM

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#1 tbirdismypride

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 04:43 AM

Hi Guys,
Its been a while since I posted anything but I have a question. Yesterday I saw a soldier in uniform with the SC National Guard ( My home state) and as he was passing I saw a tab over the SCNG patch which said Governors Twenty on it. I got a real quick look at his rank which was I think a master sergeant. What Does this tab mean?

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 05:02 AM

I think it has something to do with individual or team marksmanship.

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 05:55 AM

From Wikipedia:
Governor's Twenty Tab
A state level award, awarded to the top 20 shooters in a state. Each year eight are awarded for Rifle, eight are awarded for pistol, two are awarded for Sniper, and two are awarded for Machine gun. Participants might compete against other soldiers and airmen who have already received the award, so there might only be one or two new recipients each year. This tab is also worn above a state level honor guard tab.
Here's the link:
http://en.wikipedia....(United_States)

Edited by NorBn, 15 October 2011 - 05:56 AM.


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Posted 15 October 2011 - 07:27 AM

From Wikipedia:
Governor's Twenty Tab
A state level award, awarded to the top 20 shooters in a state. Each year eight are awarded for Rifle, eight are awarded for pistol, two are awarded for Sniper, and two are awarded for Machine gun. Participants might compete against other soldiers and airmen who have already received the award, so there might only be one or two new recipients each year. This tab is also worn above a state level honor guard tab.
Here's the link:
http://en.wikipedia....(United_States)

That is exactly what we were told by Maj. Gen. Furlow, former CO for the 36th Div., He has this tab on his uniform that is on display at the Military Museum of Fort Worth. I had never heard of it prior to him bringing in his uniform for display. Interesting to know that it is for all states, I thought it was just for Texas.
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Tyler Alberts

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 05:54 AM

Very good information and thanks for the link!!

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 08:24 PM

From Wikipedia:
Governor's Twenty Tab
A state level award, awarded to the top 20 shooters in a state. Each year eight are awarded for Rifle, eight are awarded for pistol, two are awarded for Sniper, and two are awarded for Machine gun. Participants might compete against other soldiers and airmen who have already received the award, so there might only be one or two new recipients each year. This tab is also worn above a state level honor guard tab.
Here's the link:
http://en.wikipedia....(United_States)

Wiki gives the impression that this was a program for all states, not true. The National Guard of various states had their own award programs, Governors 10, 12, 20 etc, and recognition (shoulder tabs, patches, badges, medals).
Minnesota National Guard awarded a "Governors Ten" badge in both Rifle & Pistol. ANG recipients wore the badge on the left breast pocket flap below the ribbons on the class A uniform.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 01:38 PM

Wiki gives the impression that this was a program for all states, not true. The National Guard of various states had their own award programs, Governors 10, 12, 20 etc, and recognition (shoulder tabs, patches, badges, medals).
Minnesota National Guard awarded a "Governors Ten" badge in both Rifle & Pistol. ANG recipients wore the badge on the left breast pocket flap below the ribbons on the class A uniform.

In addtition to the great info provided by F-89J, we have discovered an additional "confusion factor" related to the various Governor's Twenty tabs. There are Governor's Twenty tabs for National Guard units that decide to participate (as previously discussed), but also Governor's Twenty tabs for civilian police departments where the competitions are sponsored by the NRA. At this point, we can find no source of reliable information regarding the breadth and scope of Governor's Twenty tabs, regardless of whether they are NG or civilian police competitions.

There are embroidered on twill (ME) Governor's Twenty tabs in various color combinations that we know are worn by some NGs. There are also fully embroidered (CE) Governor's Twenty tabs in various color combinations that we think are for the civilian competitions. If anyone on the forum or elsewhere can provide the "executive summary" for the various Governor's Twenty tabs, it would be much appreciated.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:43 AM

Here's the one I've in my collection :

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Miss me this one in desert / tan color ! :pinch:

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 09:00 PM

Wiki gives the impression that this was a program for all states, not true. The National Guard of various states had their own award programs, Governors 10, 12, 20 etc, and recognition (shoulder tabs, patches, badges, medals).
Minnesota National Guard awarded a "Governors Ten" badge in both Rifle & Pistol. ANG recipients wore the badge on the left breast pocket flap below the ribbons on the class A uniform.

A cloth patch in OD with a black border with an M-16 and "Governor's Ten" (approx 1" X 4") was worn on the fatigues

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Edited by F-89J, 18 November 2011 - 09:04 PM.



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