All About the Shoulder Cord

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 How to Attach a Shoulder Cord or Aiguillette What’s a Shoulder Cord? Just a standard braided rope that fits onto the shoulder either underneath an epaulet (picture below, #452) or above the epaulet on the outside shoulder seam (picture below, #484SL). The cord above was specially made for the Modesto Fire Department Honor Guard by Shoulder Cords Unlimited. Glendale Paradestore …

What are the JROTC Standards for Earning a Color Guard Shoulder Cord?

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That is up to your unit. As with many JROTC awards and devices that students are eligible to wear on their uniform. That is why some JROTC cadets look like they can hardly hold up their uniform since it is so weighted down by awards while others wear just a few awards. It all depends on what the JROTC instructors …

“Your uniform makes me uncomfortable.”

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I was actually told that (the title of this article) just before the 2012 Joint Service Drill Competition where I was a guest judge. I’m, fairly sure the individual who approached me was on one of the service honor guards and his comment was most likely out of fear and a bit of elitism. When he told me that, I …