Wear of Decorations, Service Medals, Badges, Unit Awards, and Appurtenances

Identification badges

a. The following is the order of precedence of U.S. military identification (ID) badges authorized for wear on the Army uniform: (1) Presidential Service identification badge (see fig 29–64). [1] (2) Vice-Presidential Service identification badge (see fig 29–65). [2] (3) Secretary of Defense identification badge (see fig 29–66). [3] (4) Joint Chiefs of Staff identification badge (see fig 29–67). [4] (5) Army Staff identification badge (see fig 29–68). [5] (6) Guard, Tomb of the Unknown…

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Wear of Decorations, Service Medals, Badges, Unit Awards, and Appurtenances

Badges authorized for wear on Army uniforms

Interested in AR-670-1 compliant military boots? Click HERE to read the top 10 list of the best AR670-1 compliant military boots!   A badge is awarded to an individual for identification purposes, or for attaining a special skill or proficiency. The criteria for the award of Army badges are contained in AR 600–8–22, and in NGR 601–1 for Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention identification badges. Most combat and special skill badges are available in…

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Wear of Decorations, Service Medals, Badges, Unit Awards, and Appurtenances

Categories of badges authorized for wear on Army uniforms

Interested in AR-670-1 compliant military boots? Click HERE to read the top 10 list of the best AR670-1 compliant military boots! The following categories of badges are worn on the Army uniform. a. Marksmanship badges and tab. b. Combat and special skill badges and tabs. c. Identification badges. d. Foreign badges.

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Wear of Decorations, Service Medals, Badges, Unit Awards, and Appurtenances

Badges not authorized for wear on Army uniforms

a. Badges awarded by States and other jurisdictions inferior to the U.S. Government, except as provided in paragraph 29–6j for ARNG soldiers in their state status. b. Badges awarded by jurisdictions inferior to foreign national governments. c. Badges awarded by foreign civilian organizations. d. Foreign military badges, except as previously authorized. e. Marksmanship badges awarded by other U.S. Services. f. Locally authorized badges.

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Wear of Decorations, Service Medals, Badges, Unit Awards, and Appurtenances

Wear of appurtenances

Appurtenances are devices affixed to service or suspension ribbons, or worn in lieu of medals or ribbons. They are worn to denote an additional award, participation in a specific event, or some other distinguishing characteristic of an award. The following appurtenances are authorized for wear on decorations, medals, ribbons and other awards, when authorized by appropriate authority. When more than one appurtenance is worn, soldiers will ensure all devices are centered on the ribbon. (See…

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Wear of Decorations, Service Medals, Badges, Unit Awards, and Appurtenances

Combat and special skill badges and tabs

Interested in AR-670-1 compliant military boots? Click HERE to read the top 10 list of the best AR670-1 compliant military boots!   a. Listed below in order of group precedence are combat and special skill badges authorized for wear on the Army uniform.   (1) Group 1. Combat Infantryman badges (three awards)(see fig 29–33); Expert Infantryman badge (see fig 29–34). (2) Group 2. Combat Medical badges: (three awards) (see fig 29–35); Expert Field Medical badge…

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Wear of Decorations, Service Medals, Badges, Unit Awards, and Appurtenances

Wear of foreign badges

Interested in AR-670-1 compliant military boots? Click HERE to read the top 10 list of the best AR670-1 compliant military boots!   a. Personnel may not wear more than one foreign badge at a time. Only those badges awarded in recognition of military activities by the military department of the host country are authorized for acceptance and permanent wear on the Army uniform. The only Vietnamese badges authorized for wear are the parachute, ranger, and…

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Wear of Decorations, Service Medals, Badges, Unit Awards, and Appurtenances

Marksmanship badges and tab

Interested in AR-670-1 compliant military boots? Click HERE to read the top 10 list of the best AR670-1 compliant military boots!   a. Listed below in their order of precedence are the marksmanship badges authorized for wear on the Army uniform. (1) Distinguished International Shooter badge (see fig 29–15).[1] (2) Distinguished Rifleman badge (see fig 29–16). [2] (3) Distinguished Pistol Shot badge (see fig 29–17). [3] (4) National Trophy Match badge. (5) Interservice Competition badge.…

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Wear of Decorations, Service Medals, Badges, Unit Awards, and Appurtenances

Wear of U.S. and foreign unit awards

a. Description. Unit award emblems awarded with frames are worn with the laurel leaves of the frame pointing upward. Unit awards are worn on the right side of the uniform, regardless of which service awarded them. Only one emblem representing the same unit award is worn at one time. Personnel may wear unit awards when wearing full-size medals or service ribbons, but they may not wear them with miniature medals. Unit awards received from other…

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Wear of Decorations, Service Medals, Badges, Unit Awards, and Appurtenances

Wear of full-size U.S. and foreign decorations and service medals

a. Where worn. All personnel may wear full-size decorations and service medals on the Army blue and white uniforms. When the Army green dress uniform is worn to social functions, enlisted personnel may wear full-size decorations and service medals on the coat of the green dress uniform. b. How worn. Personnel wear all full-size decorations, except the Medal of Honor (see para c, below) in the order of precedence from the wearer’s right to left,…

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