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Parachute Rigger Badge

Parachute Rigger Badge from Medals of America. With 35 years of veteran experience, you know every badge and cap badge is guaranteed new and official. Perfect for your uniform or display.
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Product Description

Parachute Rigger Badge
Description: A silver winged hemispherical canopy with conically arrayed cords, 1-3/4 inches wide, with a band centered on the badge inscribed “RIGGER”.

Symbolism: The winged parachute represents the functions of rigging of supplies for air drop as well as packing and repair of parachutes used for personnel and cargo.

Award Eligibility: The Parachute Rigger Badge is awarded to soldiers who successfully complete the prescribed course of instruction conducted by the U.S. Army Quartermaster School and have been awarded MOS 43E (enlisted) or 401A (warrant). Officers may be awarded the badge upon completion of a course of instruction prescribed by AR 600-8-22.

Date Approved: The Parachute Rigger Badge was approved by the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, on 9 June 1968. This approval was retroactive to include personnel who completed the prescribed course of instruction subsequent to May 1951.

Subdued Badge: The subdued badge is authorized in metal and cloth.  The metal badges have a black finish. The cloth badge is on an olive green base cloth with the wings, canopy, ropes and letters embroidered in black. The designation band and background between the ropes are embroidered in olive drab.

Miniature Badge: A dress miniature badge, 7/8 inch wide, is authorized.

This item is also available to be embroidered on many of our custom embroidered items, printed onto a Custom T-Shirt, or engraved onto a flag case, pint glass. See our Custom Builders section!

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