posted on May, 2 2005 @ 07:43 PM
She does seem to have an awful lot of ribbons and medals tho, considering her total time in service. When I was in on active duty, my ribbon bars
werent that filled up until towards the end of my second year/beginning of my third year.
The only standard-mass issue ribbons for no special achievement that she would be likely to have are the army ribbon, the national service ribbon,
overseas ribbon, and southwest asia service ribbon. From the looks of it, she looks like she also has AAM, ARCOM, and GCM. How she got those is beyond
me tho, especially the GCM, which is awarded to soldiers every three years provided that during those three years of service, they have not gotten
into any trouble with the law and do not have any administrative actions pr punishments against them, including reduction in rank. The GCM stands for
good conduct medal, and obviously, under the circumstances, she has not served 3 years with good conduct.
The ARCOM and AAM are achievement medals, awarded to soldiers who either consistantly perform beyond their expected duties, or who have performed some
action that is worthy of high praise or exceptional note. Usually, they are pften awarded after three years to most soldiers provided they have been
good soldiers, but sometimes before that, if they are exceptional. But none of these from what I understand apply to her.
Unfortunately, these medals are also awarded as kiss ass awards to people who brown nose or get in good with the right people, as Ive seen people who
did not deserve them get them. Since it is unusual for someone of Ms England's rank and length of service to have these medals unless exceptional
service was involved, my guess, given Lynndie's history and reputation, she aquired these awards through non deserving channels.