What type of ribbons can you earn during Army Basic Training?

My recruiter told me that it's possible to earn an Army Commendation medal for 300 points during the APFT (with a min. of 100 in each event) or earn it VIA shooting all your targets during a M16 test. I was just curious what other type of medals you can earn.

Asked By: spenser w - 12/3/2008
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Your recruiter lied to you *shock... More
Answered By: Magnoaldus - 12/3/2008
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you get your "gay pride" ribbon for graduating. you can also earn badges for the m16 9mm and hand gernades. in marksmen, sharpshooter, or expert. rofl its really refered to as a gay pride ribbon because its rainbow colored
Answered By: ellocogringo1990 - 12/3/2008
I agree with the first guy, but trust me, the ARCOM is not that hard to get. I've seen people get it for doing heroic things.... or for running a range. Everyone knows the Army award system is all jacked up. However, I've never seen anyone get an award for shooting well or doing well on your APFT. Some commanders... More
Answered By: Megs - 12/3/2008
You might get one for being in during a time of war. Another for sharpshooter if you shoot well enough. I had 7 ribbons in 4 years and didn't do anything to earn them, just being there. I had to work hard for merit badges in the Boy Scouts.
Answered By: Keith - 12/3/2008
Probably not an ARCOM, but more likely an Army Achievement Medal for a 300+ APFT or a 40/40 Expert rating. You will also get the National Defense Medal, the Global War on Terror Medal, and the Army Service Medal. Ribbons are medals.
Answered By: iwb257 - 12/3/2008
You can get a RIBBON for being in a time of war.
Answered By: Lu W - 12/3/2008
u get ur basic combat training ribbion, and ur national defense ribbion when joining in a time of war. u can earn ur markmans ribbion during the M16 test. and honor grad ribbion too. plus something else i cant remember right now
Answered By: jgarza62 - 12/3/2008
d**n, I should have three more! WRONG! The Commendation Medal is a mid-level United States military award which is presented for sustained acts of heroism or meritorious service. All you'll get in boot is a Road Guard Ribbon.
Answered By: Mr Puma - 12/3/2008
You WON'T get an ARCOM for a perfect PT test or expert qualification with your weapons. You will get a Physical Fitness Excellence patch, and a Letter of Commendation. Although it is true that in the Army you get awards for the dumbest crap, you won't get an ARCOM for the things you mentioned, no way!
Answered By: VidaLoca Libertarian - 12/3/2008
I think you can expect to get the Army Service Ribbon and National Defense Medal. Perhaps a Marksmanship Badge. I served in the Coldwar ( aka peacetime), and all I got was the ''rainbow ribbon,'' the Overseas Ribbon ( thanks for being over here), and the Army Achievement Medal ( good job medal).
Answered By: redleg510 - 12/3/2008
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