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

Wear of foreign badges

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 explosive ordnance disposal badges. Soldiers must obtain approval from HQDA, in accordance with the procedures provided in AR 600–8–22, to accept, retain,…

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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

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

Combat and special skill badges and tabs

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). [1] [2] (2) Group 2. Combat Medical badges: (three awards) (see fig 29–35); Expert Field Medical badge (see fig 29–36). [3] [4] (3) Group 3. Army Astronaut device (worn attached to any aviation badge) (see fig 29–37); Army…

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

Badges authorized for wear on Army uniforms

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 full, miniature, and dress miniature sizes. The following badges are authorized for wear on the Army uniform. a. Military badges awarded by…

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

Marksmanship badges and tab

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. (6) U.S. Army Excellence in Competition Rifleman badge (see fig 29–18). [4] (7) U.S. Army Excellence in Competition Pistol Shot 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

Order of precedence within categories of medals

The following lists indicate the order of precedence within each category, when two or more medals from each category are worn at the same time. a. U.S. military decorations. A decoration is an award given to an individual as a distinctively designed mark of honor denoting heroism, or meritorious or outstanding service or achievement. U.S. military decorations authorized for wear on Army uniforms are listed below in order of precedence. (1) Medal of Honor (Army,…

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