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Old 07-27-2008, 12:27 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, California
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anyone know what the 3 red stripes on the lower sleeve stand for?
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Old 07-27-2008, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Good conduct stripes.

Each four years that are served without a Captain's Mast, each sailor gets a 'good conduct' medal, and wears a stripe on his sleeve.

Once past 12 years of service without a conviction they turn to gold stripes.
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Old 07-27-2008, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I looked around, to find that I do not have a ready photo of myself wearing gold. My dress uniform when I retired after 20+ years had [has] four gold stripes.

Showing 16 years without a conviction.
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Old 07-27-2008, 05:47 PM
 
Location: West Texas
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Good conduct stripes.

Each four years that are served without a Captain's Mast, each sailor gets a 'good conduct' medal, and wears a stripe on his sleeve.

Once past 12 years of service without a conviction they turn to gold stripes.
It's changed. "Good Conduct Strips" or Hash Marks.
Back when I was in you got a hash mark for every four years for keeping your nose clean and a good conduct medal.
Now a sailor gets a hash mark for every three years of good service.
The criteria for the good conduct medal hasn't changed.
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Old 07-28-2008, 01:14 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, California
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It's changed. "Good Conduct Strips" or Hash Marks.
Back when I was in you got a hash mark for every four years for keeping your nose clean and a good conduct medal.
Now a sailor gets a hash mark for every three years of good service.
The criteria for the good conduct medal hasn't changed.
thanks,

the sailor that wore this dress jumper must have served at least 9 years in the USN?

his rating has a propellor [ machinests mate ]

and also the name of the ship he served on the battleship "USS NEW JERSEY"
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:21 PM
 
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I looked around, to find that I do not have a ready photo of myself wearing gold. My dress uniform when I retired after 20+ years had [has] four gold stripes.

Showing 16 years without a conviction.
Does this mean there is a good story waiting to be shared about why there isn't a fifth gold stripe?
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Does this mean there is a good story waiting to be shared about why there isn't a fifth gold stripe?
Not really just young and stupid.
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:12 AM
 
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Not really just young and stupid.
I believe that describes MOST First-Termers...
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:35 AM
 
Location: West Texas
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That was me... Captain's Mast (Article 15?) twice in the first two years. Both got dismissed though... so I was lucky!
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Old 07-31-2008, 06:48 PM
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Location: Georgia
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It's changed. "Good Conduct Strips" or Hash Marks.
Back when I was in you got a hash mark for every four years for keeping your nose clean and a good conduct medal.
Now a sailor gets a hash mark for every three years of good service.
The criteria for the good conduct medal hasn't changed.

Actually, you have it a little mixed-up. The "service stripe" or "hash-mark" represents four years of unbroken service. After reaching twelve years with no Non-judicial Punishment (NJP) they turn to gold.

The Good Conduct Medal is now awarded after three years of "good" service.

They both used to be measured by four years - but that changed shortly after I enlisted in 1989.

-The Chief
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