Basic Parachute Badge
An oxidized silver badge 1-13/64 inches in height and 1-1/2 inches in
width, consisting of an open parachute on and over a pair of stylized
wings displayed and curving inward. A star and wreath are added above
the parachute canopy to indicate the degree of qualification. A star
above the canopy indicates a Senior Parachutist; the star surrounded by
a laurel wreath indicates a Master Parachutist. Small stars are
superimposed on the appropriate badge to indicate combat jumps.
The wings suggest flight and, together with the open parachute,
symbolize individual proficiency and parachute qualifications.
Eligibility: basic, Senior and Master Parachutist badges are awarded to
individuals rated excellent in character and efficiency who have met
the following requirements:
BASIC Parachutist: Satisfactorily
completed the prescribed proficiency test while assigned to an airborne
unit or the Airborne Department of the Infantry School or having
participated in one combat parachute jump.
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!