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Combat and Special Skill Badges


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(#### > ####)


Authorization Date
Authorized Award Dates
Authorization & Retroactive Dates

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Combat Infantryman Badge
Fourth Award
(1952)


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Combat Medical Badge
Fourth Award
(1951)



Combat Action Badge
Fourth Award
(2005 > 2001)



Combat Infantryman Badge
Third Award
(1952)



Combat Medical Badge
Third Award
(1951)



Combat Action Badge
Third Award
(2005 > 2001)



Combat Infantryman Badge
Second Award
(1952 > 1950)



Combat Medical Badge
Second Award
(1951 > 1950)



Combat Action Badge
Second Award
(2005 > 2001)



Combat Infantryman Badge
First Award
(1943 > 1941)



Combat Medical Badge
First Award
(1945 > 1941)



Combat Action Badge
First Award
(2005 > 2001)





Expert Infantryman Badge
(1943)



Expert Field Medical Badge
(1965)

                                                 


Aviation Wings



Master Astronaut
(1983)



Senior Astronaut
(1983)



Astronaut
(1983)



Master Aviator
(1957)



Senior Aviator
(1950)



Aviator
(1950)



Master Flight Surgeon
(1963)



Senior Flight Surgeon
(1963)



Flight Surgeon
(1956)



Master Aviation Badge
(1962 > 1947)



Senior Aviation Badge
(1962 > 1947)



Basic Aviation Badge
(1962 > 1947)



Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badges



Master Explosive
Ordnance Disposal
(1969)



Senior Explosive
Ordnance Disposal
(1957)



Explosive
Ordnance Disposal
(1957)




Tabs


SPECIAL FORCES Tab
Special Forces Tab
(1983 > 1942)

Link to Criteria for
Retroactive award


RANGER Tab
Ranger Tab
(1950 > 1941)

Link to Criteria for
Retroactive award

SAPPER Tab
Sapper Tab
(2004 > 1985)

Link to Criteria for
Retroactive award


Parachutist Wings



Master Parachutist
(5 Combat Jumps)



Master Parachutist
(4 Combat Jumps)



Master Parachutist
(3 Combat Jumps)



Master Parachutist
(2 Combat Jumps)



Master Parachutist
(1 Combat Jump)



Senior Parachutist
(5 Combat Jumps)



Senior Parachutist
(4 Combat Jumps)



Senior Parachutist
(3 Combat Jumps)



Senior Parachutist
(2 Combat Jumps)



Senior Parachutist
(1 Combat Jump)



Parachutist
(5 Combat Jumps)



Parachutist
(4 Combat Jumps)



Parachutist
(3 Combat Jumps)



Parachutist
(2 Combat Jumps)



Parachutist
(1 Combat Jump)

Combat Parachutist Stars are retroactive to 07 Dec 1941.


Master Parachutist
(1949)



Senior Parachutist
(1949)



Basic Parachutist
(1941)



Military Free Fall
Jump Master
Badge
(4 Combat Jumps)



Military Free Fall
Jump Master
Badge
(3 Combat Jumps)



Military Free Fall
Jump Master
Badge
(2 Combat Jumps)



Military Free Fall
Jump Master
Badge
(1 Combat Jump)



Military Free Fall
Parachutist
Badge
(4 Combat Jumps)



Military Free Fall
Parachutist
Badge
(3 Combat Jumps)



Military Free Fall
Parachutist
Badge
(2 Combat Jumps)



Military Free Fall
Parachutist
Badge
(1 Combat Jump)

Combat Free Fall Parachutist Stars are not retroactive.



Military Free Fall
Jump Master Badge
(1994; SOCOM)
(1997; Army-wide)




Military Free Fall
Parachutist Badge
(1994; SOCOM)
(1997; Army-wide)


 

Other Air Wings



Air Assault Badge
(1974; 101st ABD)
(1978; Army-wide)



Pathfinder Badge
(1964)



Glider Badge
(1944-1950)


Space Badges



Master Space Badge
(2006-2011; Master Air Force Space Badge)
(2011)



Senior Space Badge
(2006-2011; Senior Air Force Space Badge)
(2011)



Basic Space Badge
(2006-2011; Air Force Space Badge)
(2011)


Diver Badges



Master Diver
(1944)



1st Class Diver
(1944)



Salvage Diver
(1944)



2nd Class Diver
(1944)




SCUBA Diver
(1965-2004)



Special Operations
Supervising Diver
(2004)




Special Operations
Diver
(2004)


Nuclear Reactor Operator Badges



Nuclear Reactor
Operator
(Shift Supervisor)
(1965-1990)



Nuclear Reactor
Operator
(1st Class)
(1965-1990)



Nuclear Reactor
Operator
(2nd Class)
(1965-1990)



Nuclear Reactor
Operator
(Basic)
(1965-1990)


Qualification Badges






Parachute Rigger

(1986 > 1951)



Expert
Marksman
(1921)




Sharpshooter
(1921)




Marksman
(1921)



Driver and
Mechanic
(1942)


Currently Approved Marksmanship Qualification Bars:

AEROWEAPONS
FIELD ARTILLERY
MORTAR
SMALL BORE PISTOL
AA ARTILLERY
FLAMETHROWER
PISTOL SMALL BORE RIFLE
AUTO RIFLE GRENADE RECOILLESS RIFLE
SUBMACHINE GUN
BAYONET MACHINEGUN RIFLE TANK WEAPONS
CARBINE MISSILE
ROCKET LAUNCHER


Currently Approved Driver and Mechanic Qualification Bars:
OPERATOR - S
DRIVER - A
DRIVER - T
Special Mechanical
Equipment Operator
Amphibious Vehicle
Driver
Tracked Vehicle
Driver
MECHANIC
DRIVER - M
DRIVER - W
Automotive/Allied
Vehicle Mechanic
Motorcycle
Driver
Wheeled Vehicle
Driver


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