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    US Army Cook DCU CWO 3

    Post by AndrewA74 on Tue May 19, 2009 9:00 pm

    Hello,
    This was something I bargained out of a booth set up by a surplus store. I got it out of the booth for $4 when the normal price was $10-$15. It is for a CWO3 Bruce Millsap. This soldier is in the US Army QMC (Specifically Food Services). This uniform includes the seldom seen Combat Action Badge (Theatre made to boot). I also think his tapes and rank are theatre made. Unfortunatly this is not the same uniforms you see in the pictures of this man. Here are some pictures found online of him being awarded his CAB...


    "Lt. Col. Marvin Whitaker (left), deputy commander of the 16th Corps Support Group, presents a combat badge to Chief Warrant Officer 3 Bruce Millsap for his service during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003." 05.06.2006, Location: Tallil, IQ

    "Chief Warrant Officer 3 Bruce Millsap reflects on nearly 20 years of service in the Army's food services. He says that through all the change, serving Soldiers has remained a constant."

    Here is the uniform.


    Also, the pockets on the uniform have been sewn shut, just like the ones in the picture. Another thing is the size of this uniform, X-Large, Long, and you can see that this guy is a big fellow. Enjoy this neat research gold mine and DCU.
    Andrew

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    Re: US Army Cook DCU CWO 3

    Post by swag on Tue May 19, 2009 11:41 pm

    Nice uniform. Just one thing though, the CAB is not a 'seldom seen badge.' It's about as common now as jump wings or a CIB.

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    Re: US Army Cook DCU CWO 3

    Post by bond007a1 on Tue May 19, 2009 11:50 pm

    I will agree...I think about 3 of my 10 or 11 3rd ID DCU's have the CAB on them....

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    Re: US Army Cook DCU CWO 3

    Post by AndrewA74 on Wed May 20, 2009 4:54 pm

    swag wrote:Nice uniform. Just one thing though, the CAB is not a 'seldom seen badge.' It's about as common now as jump wings or a CIB.
    I hardly ever see it around here.
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    Re: US Army Cook DCU CWO 3

    Post by swag on Wed May 20, 2009 10:05 pm

    AndrewA74 wrote:
    swag wrote:Nice uniform. Just one thing though, the CAB is not a 'seldom seen badge.' It's about as common now as jump wings or a CIB.
    I hardly ever see it around here.
    Andrew

    Go to any army base, you'll see plenty of 'em. Its not an uncommon badge anymore and it's almost becoming a watered down meaningless badge.

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    Re: US Army Cook DCU CWO 3

    Post by AndrewA74 on Fri May 22, 2009 9:17 pm

    swag wrote:
    AndrewA74 wrote:
    swag wrote:Nice uniform. Just one thing though, the CAB is not a 'seldom seen badge.' It's about as common now as jump wings or a CIB.
    I hardly ever see it around here.
    Andrew

    Go to any army base, you'll see plenty of 'em. Its not an uncommon badge anymore and it's almost becoming a watered down meaningless badge.
    I saw no used ones at Bragg, the largest Army base in the US.
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    Re: US Army Cook DCU CWO 3

    Post by locobuster on Mon May 25, 2009 3:18 am

    Andrew, I would say someone who just left the U. S. Army after 12 years (and two combat tours) probably has a little more objective knowledge on this matter, perhaps you should fold up your tent on this one, guy.

    Cheers!
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    Re: US Army Cook DCU CWO 3

    Post by nkomo on Mon May 25, 2009 1:25 pm

    I hit Fort Knox quite often and don't see that many CAB's as well. I ony have a handful of DCU's with the CAB sewn on. In fact, I think most of my CAB's are on 3rd Infantry Division uniforms.

    I am sure the CAB's are common these days, but I'm just wondering if they are more common on certain bases than others?
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    Re: US Army Cook DCU CWO 3

    Post by panzerwerk on Mon May 25, 2009 1:45 pm

    Great Uniform set !! I love sets with History !!

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    Post by Guest on Mon May 25, 2009 3:06 pm

    nkomo wrote:I hit Fort Knox quite often and don't see that many CAB's as well. I ony have a handful of DCU's with the CAB sewn on. In fact, I think most of my CAB's are on 3rd Infantry Division uniforms.

    I am sure the CAB's are common these days, but I'm just wondering if they are more common on certain bases than others?
    Arch

    The CAB does not appear to be a very common insignia worn on the DCU around here (Fort Lewis), from what I have personally observed. As it is a relatively new insignia, this is not altogether surprising. I have seen more of them on BDUs here locally at Fort Lewis, but with the transition to the ACU I do not think that many personnel who were awarded the CAB took the time to have them sewn on to any of their uniforms. Sewing and patches themselves cost money (unless you do it yourself, which most personnel do not), and as the Army was aware of the pending introduction of the ACU it may have simply not been a common practice not get that piece of sewing done. The CIB has always been worn as a badge of honor by Infantry personnel. The CAB... well, people have a lot of different opinions about it. I have examined thousands of DCUs since OEF and OIF began, and can attest that only a few dozen of these had the CAB sewn to them.

    So, Arch, you could be right. Perhaps they are only common (on DCUs) at certain facilities.

    Come to think of it, I don't see the CAB worn on the ACU that often, either, but that is a common observation for ACUs in general (lack of metal insignia). Whomever came up with the idea of wearing metal insignia on a daily work uniform was not using his head very well - in my opinion, at least.

    Cheers,

    Eric

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    Re: US Army Cook DCU CWO 3

    Post by AndrewA74 on Mon May 25, 2009 9:45 pm

    panzerwerk wrote:Great Uniform set !! I love sets with History !!
    Thanks for the compliment Steve. I KNOW they are less common at Bragg, don't know why though.
    Andrew

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