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Re: MEDALS - Updated prerequisites.
« Reply #325 on: May 01, 2017, 21:18:35 »
This sounds like a great way to recognize some of the CE guys who spend extended periods maintaining places like Inuvik and other early warning sites. We have a few RM's that spend 1-3 months a year up there and it adds up quickly. After a posting they could easily have 365+ days above 60, yet only guys on the posted strength of Alert get the SSM.

It's also not uncommon for people to head to Alert for months at a time without it counting towards anything.

Not every time we are away from our postal codes = a gong though.  I've been away, more than once, on a CJOC named Op (not an exercise, a named op) OUTCAN and...its counts only towards the second bar on my CD. 
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Re: MEDALS - Updated prerequisites.
« Reply #326 on: May 04, 2017, 15:16:10 »
No problem......Just put in the paperwork suggesting that an "INUVIK" Bar be made up for the SSM and you will be good to go.  Or should you just broaden the coverage and make it a "NORTH OF 60" Bar?     [:D

I was referring to the Polar Medal, it makes a comment about time served protecting Canada's northern sovereignty.

Or maybe a snowflake badge for the DEU's. . . .
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Re: MEDALS - Updated prerequisites.
« Reply #327 on: May 04, 2017, 15:21:47 »
I was referring to the Polar Medal, it makes a comment about time served protecting Canada's northern sovereignty.

Or maybe a snowflake badge for the DEU's. . . .

As far as I know only one military per received it and that's for being the first to dive on HMS Erbus.
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Re: MEDALS - Updated prerequisites.
« Reply #328 on: May 04, 2017, 15:32:44 »
As far as I know only one military per received it and that's for being the first to dive on HMS Erbus.

I can imagine that person walking around with a copy of the Gazette to prove s/he earned it  >:D
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Re: MEDALS - Updated prerequisites.
« Reply #329 on: May 04, 2017, 18:06:20 »
As far as I know only one military per received it and that's for being the first to dive on HMS Erbus.

I guess they are going the "exceptional circumstances" kind of route. That's fine too, I guess there are more glorious jobs then renovating a kitchen  :nod:
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Re: MEDALS - Updated prerequisites.
« Reply #330 on: May 04, 2017, 18:19:51 »
I guess they are going the "exceptional circumstances" kind of route. That's fine too, I guess there are more glorious jobs then renovating a kitchen  :nod:

I guess anyone who has the 180 days above 67 degrees and can prove it can get the medal. I'm not sure if they are even giving it out anymore.
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Re: MEDALS - Updated prerequisites.
« Reply #331 on: July 11, 2017, 11:30:55 »
Here is a question;

One of my friends has deployed to Latvia, he already has the SSM with the Alert Bar. So if he completes 180 days in Latvia he would be awarded the NATO bar, but he asked me what happens if he goes back? or what if he did another tour in Alert?

I looked it up and it's seems that there is no further way of recognition. He thought that this was weird because of the new system we have with bars on the GCS,GSM, and OSM.
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Re: MEDALS - Updated prerequisites.
« Reply #332 on: July 11, 2017, 11:52:12 »
That's why the system is under review, especially the 180 day requirement. SSM didn't have any of the fancy numbers on there like a U.N. medal because it was a catch-all and applied to various missions.

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Re: MEDALS - Updated prerequisites.
« Reply #333 on: July 12, 2017, 00:44:11 »
Is there a reason NATO is not supplying the medals for these ops? I'm guessing the SSM is an interim measure and will be switched out with something else in the future. I remember hearing about ships receiving the article 5.

I'll read up on it, but the NATO website doesn't mention much about honours and awards.
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Re: MEDALS - Updated prerequisites.
« Reply #334 on: July 12, 2017, 05:49:20 »
Here is a question;

One of my friends has deployed to Latvia, he already has the SSM with the Alert Bar. So if he completes 180 days in Latvia he would be awarded the NATO bar, but he asked me what happens if he goes back? or what if he did another tour in Alert?

I looked it up and it's seems that there is no further way of recognition. He thought that this was weird because of the new system we have with bars on the GCS,GSM, and OSM.

Not every Honour or Award has the same criteria.  Go to the DHH site and read what are the criteria for each Honour or Award.  http://forces.gc.ca/en/honours-history-medals-chart/medals-chart-index.page  (Click on item you want to research).

For the SSM, you get a bar for whichever deployment you were on.  If your "friend" was to Alert and also NATO, then they wear the ALERT and NATO bars on their SSM. 
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Re: Honours & Awards (merged)
« Reply #335 on: July 12, 2017, 08:57:45 »
I have two bars on my SSM, for three qualifying tours. You only get to wear one instance of a bar regardless of how many times you've qualified for that specific award. In my case Humanitas x 1 plus Alert x 2 = 2 bars.
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