Badges of the United States Army

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Combat and Special Skill Badges/Tabs worn on Army Combat Uniform.

Badges of the United States Army are military decorations issued by the United States Department of the Army to soldiers who achieve a variety of qualifications and accomplishments while serving on active and reserve duty in the United States Army.

As described in Army Regulations 670-1 Uniforms and Insignia, badges are categorized into marksmanship, combat and special skill, identification, and foreign.[1] Combat and Special Skill badges are further divided into five groups.[2]

Soldiers are authorized to wear a total of five badges from the marksmanship and combat and special skill categories; no more than three can come from the marksmanship category, only one badge each from Groups 1, 2, and 3, three from Group 4, and two from Group 5.[3] And only two identification badges are authorized over each pocket.

These badges are worn in order of precedence (Group 1 the highest). Marksmanship badges are worn after any special skill badge. Badges within the same group may be worn in any order.[4]

The 21st century United States Army issues the following military badges (listed below in order of group precedence) which are worn in conjunction with badges of rank and branch insignia.

Combat and Special Skill Badges and Tabs[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Group 2[edit]

Group 3[edit]

Group 4[edit]

Group 5[edit]

Marksmanship Badges[edit]

Identification Badges[edit]

Other Accoutrements[edit]

Army National Guard Badges[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AR670-1, Chapter 29, Section 15". United States Army. Retrieved 2009-10-11. 
  2. ^ "AR670-1, Chapter 29, Section 17, Paragraph a". United States Army. Retrieved 2009-10-11. 
  3. ^ "AR670-1, Chapter 29, Section 17, Paragraph b". United States Army. Retrieved 2009-10-11. 
  4. ^ "AR670-1, Chapter 29, Section 17, Paragraph b, Part 2". United States Army. Retrieved 2011-12-25. 
  5. ^ SMDC-OPZ-FB, Army Space Personnel Development Office (ASPDO) Procedural Guide #1 - Procedures for Awarding the Space Badge to Army Space Cadre Personnel; dated 15 February 2011
  6. ^ JOTC graduates first jungle expert class since 1999, Hawaii Army Weekly, dated 4 April 2014, last accessed 1 May 2014
  7. ^ Soldiers earn tab and wear BDUs in tough new jungle course, ArmyTimes, dated 5 May 2014, last accessed 9 May 2014
  8. ^ Vermont National Guard Permanent Order 121-01
  9. ^ National Guard Regulation 672-3 and Air National Guard Regulation 900-1, National Guard Chief's 50 Marksmanship Badge, dated 1 February 1978, last accessed 26 March 2014
  10. ^ Earning the Governor’s Twenty Tab, By CPT Andrew J. Czaplicki, dated 7 August 2014, last accessed 10 January 2015
  11. ^ a b Tabs and Badges a Measure of Missouri Guardmembers' Marksmanship, Missouri National Guard Public Affairs, by Ann Keyes, last accessed 1 March 2015
  12. ^ Top Iowa marksmen train fellow Red Bulls, Afghans at Torkham Gate, Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System, by Staff Sgt Ryan Matson, dated 11 March 2011, last accessed 28 February 2015
  13. ^ Tabs and Badges a Measure of Marksmanship, Missouri National Guard, dated 14 December 2010, last accessed 18 May 2014

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