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Here is a couple of nice Navy jackets that a friend recently found for me. These are becoming harder and harder to find. The jackets still have the laundry tag stapled along with a NAB ( Naval Amphib Base) bar code.

 

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It's been a while since I have posted on here.

 

First up is a BDU belonging to Major General Atkinson. A Vietnam 9th Infantry Division veteran and Major General of (Reserve Component) First US Army during 2001.

 

 

GUARD ARMOR BATTALION HAS NEW LEADER

Thursday, September 22, 1988
Lumberton native Lt. Col. John C. Atkinson of the North Carolina Army National Guard has been named commander of the 2nd Battalion, 252nd Armor, headquartered in Raeford.

He assumed command of the battalion in early August, but the change-of-command ceremony was held on Sept. 11, according to battalion officials.
Atkinson is chairman of the business curriculum at Robeson Community College. He currently resides in Lumberton.
A former enlisted soldier, Atkinson received his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at The Citadel in June 1968. He later earned a master's degree in business administration from East Carolina University.
A Vietnam veteran, Atkinson served on active duty with the 2nd Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas; the 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam; the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg; and as the XVIIIth Airborne Corps' plans and operations officer at Fort Bragg.
Most of his National Guard time has been spent with the 2/252 Armor, although he also served as a staff officer with the 30th Infantry Brigade headquartered in Clinton and the 1st Battalion, 252nd Armor in Fayetteville.
The 2/252 is a "roundout" armor unit that would be deployed with the 2nd Armored Division in the event of war.
Atkinson replaces Lt. Col. Sidney J. Linker, who went to the State Area Command in Raleigh.

http://www.fayobserver.com/military/guard-armor-battalion-has-new-leader/article_ea9d08f1-3228-55ce-ba27-809aa9a9b6f0.html


IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 184-01
April 27, 2001
GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS


Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the President has made the following nominations:
Army National Guard Brig. Gen. John C. Atkinson has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. Atkinson is currently serving as the deputy commanding general (Reserve Component), North, First U.S. Army, Fort Gillem, Ga.

http://www.defense.gov/Releases/Release.aspx?ReleaseID=2898

NOMINATIONS
Executive nominations received by the Senate April 30, 2001:

The following Army National guard of the United States officers for appointment in the Reserve of the Army to the grade indicated under title 10, U.S.C., Section 12203:
To be major general
Brig. Gen. John C. Atkinson, 8232

 

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Another picture of the BDU and a picture of the General himself. Behind him you can see his CIB and the other patches that fit in with his service.

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It's Training and Doctrine command; I believe the Ranger school is there.

 

 

I'm pretty sure Ranger School cadre wear the "Follow Me" patch of the Infantry School.

 

EDIT: DISREGARD. I see I'm responding to a very old post and this was already addressed.

Martin

Englewood, CO

US Army 1980-2005

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post-70300-0-54908800-1475702715_thumb.jpgPicked up this USAF BDU jacket which is dated 1989.Has sgt. stripes with 5 chevrons. I don't really know squat about USAF patches , commands, etc. so if anyone can shed some light as to the patches, I would appreciate it.post-70300-0-94007500-1475702595_thumb.jpg

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I was going through some uniforms and came across this odd woodland camouflage pattern BDU dated 1990. My guess is that a retired marine joined the California National Guard Reserves which would explain the USN/USMC paratrooper wing and the Thai marine paratrooper wing.

 

 

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How do you get to be a general in an infantry division and not have a combat patch, skill awards, or any tabs? Or do you think he just decided to not put them on his uniform for some reason?

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How do you get to be a general in an infantry division and not have a combat patch, skill awards, or any tabs? Or do you think he just decided to not put them on his uniform for some reason?

Easily. The BG was a National Guardsman. BDU could've been from early in GWOT & not yet deployed (or retired before he could deploy). Some NG & USAR units don't get School slots. Neither the NG Infantry Battalion not Cav Squadron I was in hadn't even had EIB testing supposedly since the 80s. Reserve Component units didn't always get school slots. I understand that's improved. Of course the BG may not have been a combat arms guy which could attest to no tabs or badges. Of course there's always the chance he chose not to wear them but I bet it's simply because he was NG.

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Easily. The BG was a National Guardsman. BDU could've been from early in GWOT & not yet deployed (or retired before he could deploy). Some NG & USAR units don't get School slots. Neither the NG Infantry Battalion not Cav Squadron I was in hadn't even had EIB testing supposedly since the 80s. Reserve Component units didn't always get school slots. I understand that's improved. Of course the BG may not have been a combat arms guy which could attest to no tabs or badges. Of course there's always the chance he chose not to wear them but I bet it's simply because he was NG.

This is a correct assessment, for I know who wore the uniform (a friend) and was VARNG his entire career. Former CO 1st BDE, 29ID (L). I also have another set from right at the time he got the star- you can see where the COL and 116th IR crossed-rifle tabs were sewn on, removed and replaced with stars. Pretty cool.

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