The Army Instructor Badge is approved by The U.S. Institute of Heraldry and awarded to Army Personnel responsible for training and instructing soldiers. This Basic Instructor badge displays an arch of 12 stars divided by a singular polar star. The center of the badge displays the Army Instructor insignia, which includes a torch between a halberd and a sword, as well as an open book reading “EXPERTO CREDE.” A quill sits below the book and above the scroll placed along the bottom of the badge which reads “MASTER INSTRUCTOR” to signify the wearer’s designation. To further distinguish the Master Instructor badge from the Basic and Senior Instructor badges, this badge includes a laurel wreath surrounding the insignia. This badge measures approximately 2” in diameter, is 100% made in the USA, and comes in a gold finish. For personnel who have achieved Basic Instructor or Senior Instructor status, we also offer the respective Army Identification Badges.