Basic Halo Badge - Mirror Finish
HALO (MFF) Badge (Basic) Mirror
Basic 'Master Free Fall' wings. More commonly called Halo wings. In a nickel (mirror or bright finish). Approximately 1 1/2' width to government specifications.
I. Description: An oxidized silver badge consisting of a Free Fall parachute, frontal view, superimposed upon a pair of stylized wings displaying the fighting knife of the 1st Special Service force, a World War II special operations unit.
II. Symbolism: The wings suggest flight and together with the Free Fall parachute symbolize individual skills and qualifications in high altitude, low opening insertion of special operations forces flight utilizing the glider.
III. Award Eligibility: The Military Free Fall
Parachutist badges identify Special Operations Forces (SOF) Personnel who have qualified in one of the military’s most demanding and hazardous skills, Military Free Fall Parachuting. Badges authorized: two degrees of the Military Free Fall Badges are authorized for award: Basic and Jumpmaster. (1) Military Free Fall Parachutist Badge, Basic. To be eligible for the basic badge, an individual must meet one of the following criteria: (A) Have satisfactorily completed a prescribed program of instruction in Military Free Fall approved by U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWC&S); or (B) have executed a Military Free Fall combat jump.
IV. Date approved: Effective 7 Jul 97, the Military Free Fall Parachutist Badges are authorized for permanent wear. Retroactive award. Special operations forces personnel who qualified in military free fall prior to 1 Oct 94 must obtain approval prior to wearing the Military Free Fall Parachutist Badges. Requests for award of the badge will be submitted in writing to Commander, US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Attn: AFJK-GPD-SA, Fort Bragg, NC 28307-5000