A Question for the Ex-ADF Members
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Just hearing about the Longman by-election and one of the people claimed to have an Australian Combat Medal instead of the Australian Defence Medal.

My understanding is that the former says you served overseas and the later served in the ADF for 4 years.

The question is, would you give a shit about either of these? Would you confuse the two?

I have a general service medal from vietnam as well as the other two for there, the gsm was for any theatre of war asng. i recall,
combat implies theatre of war as opposed to overseas service, that is my understandi

I did 6 years, I don’t have anything other than the training & qualifications.

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The question is would you give a shit about either of those medals? Why would you bother putting it on your resume?

I worked for 7 & 15 years for two different companies respectively.

And I did a year of work overseas.

I didn’t get a medal, only a slight scaring.

what was scaring you…

@dog said in A Question for the Ex-ADF Members:

Why would you bother putting it on your resume?

Padding.

would depend on the resume, if I wanted to work with developing military equipment for a private contractor it certainly wouldn’t hurt.

@dog said in A Question for the Ex-ADF Members:

Just hearing about the Longman by-election and one of the people claimed to have an
@dog said in A Question for the Ex-ADF Members:
Just hearing about the Longman by-election and one of the people claimed to have an Australian Combat Medal instead of the Australian Defence Medal.

My understanding is that the former says you served overseas and the later served in the ADF for 4 years.

The question is, would you give a shit about either of these? Would you confuse the two?

Would you give a shit about either?

Yes, of course, any decent person would.

However, from my reading it was an honest mistake and not a difficult mistake to make.

I have the Australian Active Service Medal and the Australian Defence Medal.

The Australian Defence Medal is for service and was introduced at a time when many young blokes had proper medals.

All the old unfit guys who were non deployable were envious so it got to the point where basically everyone gets a medal.
It means little.

It was colloquially called the service medal so to make the mistake of listing an active service medal on your resume is easily understood.

There is a group called Stolen Valour who go to great lengths to chastise anyone wearing or claiming medals under false pretenses.
They aren’t paying it any attention, in fact, they are saying it is an easy mistake to make.

@dog said in A Question for the Ex-ADF Members:

The question is would you give a shit about either of those medals? Why would you bother putting it on your resume?

I worked for 7 & 15 years for two different companies respectively.

And I did a year of work overseas.

I didn’t get a medal, only a slight scaring.

You can’t compare long service or working overseas to active service.

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@cliff-rogers said in A Question for the Ex-ADF Members:

I did 6 years, I don’t have anything other than the training & qualifications.

You are more than likely entitled to the Australian Defence Medal.

Also known as the EGO medal, Everybody’s Got One.

There is also the national service medal, plain white ribbon, when I first saw one I had to ask what it was, for nasho’s who didn’t serve OS.

@enter-username said in A Question for the Ex-ADF Members:

Everybody’s Got One.

I didn’t get one.

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@enter-username said in A Question for the Ex-ADF Members:

Would you give a shit about either?
Yes, of course, any decent person would.

You are more than likely entitled to the Australian Defence Medal.
Also known as the EGO medal, Everybody’s Got One.

If everyone has gets one then wouldn’t you think that are largely meaningless?

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@enter-username said in A Question for the Ex-ADF Members:

You can’t compare long service or working overseas to active service.

I was being a facetious.

I can see that being in Active Service, that is putting yourself in varying degrees of harms way, is something to be recognised.

I’m less convinced about a medal for showing up to work for a few years.

@cliff-rogers said in A Question for the Ex-ADF Members:

@enter-username said in A Question for the Ex-ADF Members:

Everybody’s Got One.

I didn’t get one.

Because you weren’t serving at the time of it’s introduction.

You have to apply for it.

@dog said in A Question for the Ex-ADF Members:

@enter-username said in A Question for the Ex-ADF Members:

Would you give a shit about either?
Yes, of course, any decent person would.

You are more than likely entitled to the Australian Defence Medal.
Also known as the EGO medal, Everybody’s Got One.

If everyone has gets one then wouldn’t you think that are largely meaningless?

Everyone that has served for the time period they signed up for.

It doesn’t have as much meaning as an active service medal but it shows you were ready to earn such a medal if the need arose.

@dog said in A Question for the Ex-ADF Members:

@enter-username said in A Question for the Ex-ADF Members:

You can’t compare long service or working overseas to active service.

I was being a facetious.

I can see that being in Active Service, that is putting yourself in varying degrees of harms way, is something to be recognised.

I’m less convinced about a medal for showing up to work for a few years.

It’s mostly impossible to explain to those who haven’t served but you don’t just turn up to work for a few years.

@enter-username said in A Question for the Ex-ADF Members:

You have to apply for it.

Why would I do that?

@cliff-rogers said in A Question for the Ex-ADF Members:

Why would I do that?

So you can put it on your resume when you run for parliament.

@cliff-rogers said in A Question for the Ex-ADF Members:

@enter-username said in A Question for the Ex-ADF Members:

You have to apply for it.

Why would I do that?

The grandkids might want it one day, or more importantly they might want to wear it on ANZAC Day if you don’t.

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@enter-username said in A Question for the Ex-ADF Members:

@dog said in A Question for the Ex-ADF Members:

@enter-username said in A Question for the Ex-ADF Members:

You can’t compare long service or working overseas to active service.

I was being a facetious.

I can see that being in Active Service, that is putting yourself in varying degrees of harms way, is something to be recognised.

I’m less convinced about a medal for showing up to work for a few years.

It’s mostly impossible to explain to those who haven’t served but you don’t just turn up to work for a few years.

I can accept that. Thanks.

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