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The 1st Squadron 158th Cavalry Spurs

The Order of the Spurs

SUBJECT: 1st Squadron, 158th Cavalry "Order of the Spur" Program

1. The Spur program is designed to recognize individual qualifications for those in a cavalry unit. The privilege of being awarded spurs in 1/158th Cavalry comes with hard work.

2. The following minimum guidelines must be met:

  • 100% constructive attendance
  • MOSQ or Branch qualified
  • 2 years in the 1-158 (waiverable by Squadron Commander)
  • Interview with Squadron Commander

3. In addition to the above minimum requirements, the following are criteria that will be graded on a point system. A total of 300 out of a maximum of 450 will qualify.

Point Values

Individual Weapons Qual: Marksman = 50......Sharpshooter = 100.....Expert = 150

Annual Physical Fitness Test: 180-220 = 50........220-270 = 100........270-300 = 150

Cavalry Thesis w/bibliography: Grade C = 50..... Grade B = 100..... Grade A = 150

The Squadron Commander will then award the Spurs to be worn proudly during the individuals cavalry career.

Spurs may not retain the practical value that they once had, but the tradition lives on.

The 1/158th Cavalry continues to recognize hard charging individuals, who the unit can rely upon to perpetuate the cavalry spirit.

The unit constantly seeks qualified individuals for openings within the organization. The Squadron phone number in Annapolis is 410-974-7302. Email inquiries can be directed to

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