Who can wear a Cavalry Stetson?

They are mostly worn by senior NCOs and officers, but junior enlisted can wear them too. Commanders in cavalry units can use their discretion as to when their soldiers can wear their Stetson.

What is the Cavalry hat called?

The “Cav Hat” is a standard black Cavalry hat, Stetson or other appropriate brand, with a 3 inch brim and a black leather chin strap. The chin strap is fastened to the hat cord and goes through the brim. The chin strap is worn behind the wearer’s head unless mounted.

How do you wear Cavalry spurs?

Single Soldiers will wear the rowels of their spurs pointing up, while married Soldiers will do so with their rowels pointing down. 3. Occasions for Wear: Spurs and stetsons will be worn at all cavalry functions, otherwise, they will not be worn outside of the cavalry footprint.

What hat did Robert Duvall wear in Apocalypse Now?

Fashioned to a throw-back to the Civil War, it is a black felt Stetson calvary hat, size 7 1/2.

Do armor officers wear Stetsons?

Even in Armor units, if an officer or NCO once was a member of a cavalry unit, it is not uncommon for them to wear the Stetson at some ceremonial event like a retirement, dining in or dining out, right arm night or any other social semi-official event.

Can a civilian wear a cavalry hat?

All Troopers, officers and civilians are authorized to wear Cavalry Cross Sabers as their branch insignia (wearer’s preference). The distinctive unit insignia (DUI), more commonly referred as unit crest is worn centered on the back of the hat.

Are spurs worn up or down?

The strap will be fastened over the instep of the footgear in such a manner that the buckles face the outside of the boot. Single Soldiers will wear the rowels of their spurs pointing up, while married Soldiers will do so with their rowels pointing down.

What vehicles do cavalry scouts use?

Performs duties as crewmember, operates, and performs operator maintenance on scout vehicles: Cavalry Fighting Vehicle (M3 Bradley CFV), HMMWV (Humvee), M1127 Reconnaissance Vehicle (Stryker), crew-served weapons, anti-armor weapons, and communications equipment.

How do cav scouts earn their spurs?

Soldiers serving with Cavalry units (referred to as Troopers) are inducted into the Order of the Spur after successfully completing a “Spur Ride” or for having served during combat as a member of a Cavalry unit. The tradition of having to “earn your spurs” reaches back to the beginning of the cavalry.

Why is the Cav patch so big?

The patch also was the largest divisional patch approved in the United States Army. “The patch had to be large enough to be seen through the dust and sand at Fort Bliss,” Mrs. Dorcy later explained. “And we made it that way because it is worn by big men who do big things.”