This Driver-W qualification Bar is worn suspended from the Driver and Mechanic Badge, which was first approved in 1942. The Driver and Mechanic Badge is awarded to soldiers who have completed training and met standards which qualifies them to operate and repair military automotive machinery. The Driver-W Qualification Bar is 100% USA made with silver oxide finish identifies a soldier with expertise in operating and maintaining wheeled vehicles. For soldiers who specialize in other machinery, we offer the Driver-M Qualification Bar (motorcycles), Driver-T Qualification Bar (tracked vehicles), and Operator-S Qualification Bar (special mechanical equipment) in a variety of finishes. This Driver-W badge is also available in a nickel finish.