Navy SSBN Deterrent Patrol Badge 20 Patrols Full Size Official Gold Finish

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  • Approved By The U.S. Institute Of Heraldry, USA Made, M-37 Hallmark
  • Official Issue, Navy Regulation Chapter 5, Section 2, Article 5201.3, Approved For Wear, USA Made
  • Official Gold Finish
  • Worn On Official United States Navy Dress And Formal Uniforms
  • 2 Pins On the Back For Securing It To The Uniform

The SSBN Deterrent Patrol Insignia is a uniform breast pin worn by officers and men of the United States Navy's submarine service who have completed strategic deterrent patrols in nuclear ballistic missile submarines. It is the successor to the Submarine Combat Patrol Insignia awarded for submarine patrols during World War II. Measures: 2 1/4 inches

Design of the SSBN pin shows a silver Lafayette-class submarine with superimposed Polaris missile and electron rings which signify the armament and nuclear powered characteristics of the FBM Deterrent Force. A scroll beneath the submarine holds up to six service stars, with one gold star authorized for each successful patrol (after the first, the pin being number one) or a silver star for five successful patrols; so the silver pin shown above with one silver and two gold stars represents eight (8) successful patrols. At twenty (20) successful patrols, the SSBN pin is upgraded to a gold design.
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SKU B081
UPC 840112833291
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