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DrKnow
01-22-2013, 09:27 PM
I am hoping that someone can shed some light on something for me. I am having a devil of a time trying to figure out who/when a soldier is authorized to wear the red flash on their beret. It is exactly the same as the universal blue flash, except for red in color.

Anyone able to help me out?

http://http://d2jxk7u2ol2fk7.cloudfront.net/image/thumb/large/RED_ARMY.jpg

jconners [Stolen Valor]
02-15-2013, 09:33 PM
7th SFG wore red flash on green beret and 1965 Barry Sadler album cover has him wearing the red flash while performing the Ballad of the Green Beret...flashes have changed over the years and there are now many variations of green beret unit flashes.

efmbman
02-15-2013, 10:48 PM
The Institute of Heraldry has jusrisdiction with beret flashes. When the stupid black beret was first issued, they published a policy stating that soldiers could submit designs for consideration which would be authorized at BDE/DIV level. Kinda like a unit patch, only for the beret. As far as I know, none have ever been approved.

You can check here:

http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/

If it is not there, it is not authorized. Some exceptions might be the OPFOR at NTC, JRTC or CMTC.

MisterBen
02-15-2013, 10:55 PM
When you star in a direct-to-dvd movie.

http://www.crushable.com/2009/02/19/entertainment/keiko-agenas-private-valentine-on-dvd/

There is no red flash that is the same as the blue flash on the black beret.

MisterBen
02-15-2013, 10:57 PM
7th SFG wore red flash on green beret and 1965 Barry Sadler album cover has him wearing the red flash while performing the Ballad of the Green Beret...flashes have changed over the years and there are now many variations of green beret unit flashes.

We are in the 21st Century now. Again, you are a known poser that trolls on military forums. Can you please stop the madness?

Comrade
02-16-2013, 12:04 PM
The red flash is commonly used by state militias that have adopted the ACU as their uniform.

DrKnow
03-12-2013, 12:21 PM
I realized the link I put in was screwed up. Here it is correctly: http://d2jxk7u2ol2fk7.cloudfront.net/image/thumb/large/RED_ARMY.jpg

TJMAC77SP
03-12-2013, 04:16 PM
I thought the OP meant the old Soviet Army.......................

RobotChicken
03-12-2013, 08:37 PM
I thought the OP meant the old Soviet Army.......................
:doh Me TOO!! A 'WTF' moment! :tape2