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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 12
01-30-2010, 01:16 PM
Originally Posted by MacilelNagarythe
Unfortunately I don't know what poor countries military shotgun served in but where I'm from you certainly don't have to pay for your first set of insignia. You get a complete set and only if they have to be replaced(with the same rank ) do you have to pay it yourself(actually, you get a yearly stippend for that )

That's interesting, because I spent 12 years in the US military (not a poor country) both as enlisted and officer.

With the exception of my initial uniform issue, I had to pay for ALL upkeep. That includes sewing on/pinning on new rank insignia.

The monthly stippend for clothing was a joke. It barely covers the cost of keeping things clean.