Marksmanship badges and tab

Found in Section 29.16 Page 280

Applies to Gender Both



a. Listed below in their order of precedence are the marksmanship badges authorized for wear on the Army uniform. (1) Distinguished International Shooter badge (see fig 29–15).

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(2) Distinguished Rifleman badge (see fig 29–16).

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(3) Distinguished Pistol Shot badge (see fig 29–17).

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(4) National Trophy Match badge.

(5) Interservice Competition badge.

(6) U.S. Army Excellence in Competition Rifleman badge (see fig 29–18).

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(7) U.S. Army Excellence in Competition Pistol Shot badge (see fig 29–19).

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(8) Marksmanship Qualification badges (Expert, Sharpshooter and Marksman) (see fig 29–20).

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b. No more than three marksmanship badges (does not include marksmanship tab; see para c, below) are authorized for wear. Personnel will not attach more than three clasps to marksmanship badges. The total number of marksmanship and special skill badges worn on the pocket flap or below the ribbons will not exceed three.

(1) Where worn. Marksmanship badges are authorized for wear on the following uniforms.

(a) Male personnel. On the coat of the Army green, white, and blue uniforms, and the AG shade 415 shirt. (b) Female personnel. On the coats of the Army green, white, and blue uniforms, maternity tunic, and the AG shade

415 shirt.

(2) How worn. Marksmanship badges are worn in order of precedence from the wearer’s right, and to the left of any

special skill badges that are worn. Normally, all soldiers wear at least one marksmanship badge, unless they fail to qualify or are exempt from qualification by Army regulations.

(a) Male personnel. Marksmanship badges are worn on the upper portion of the left breast pocket flap, or on the lower portion of the pocket flap, if special skill badges are worn. (See para 29-17 for a description and the wear policy for special skill badges.) Marksmanship badges and special skill badges are authorized for wear on the pocket flap of the Army green, blue, and white uniforms, as prescribed below, with the exception of the Sapper, Ranger, and Special Forces tab metal replicas. When the Sapper, Ranger, or Special Forces metal tab replicas are worn on the pocket flap of the blue or white dress uniforms, the replicas are worn approximately 1/8 inch below the top of the pocket. (See para 29-17e for a description of, and the wear policy for metal tab replicas.) When airborne background trimming is worn beneath the Parachutist or Air Assault badge, personnel will center the badge on the trimming and place it so that the space between the pocket flap seam and the top of the background trimming is 1/8 inch.

(b) Female personnel. On the service or dress uniform coats and on the maternity tunic, marksmanship badges are worn on the left side, 1⁄4 inch below the bottom ribbon row, or in a similar location if ribbons are not worn. Personnel may adjust the placement of badges to conform to individual body-shape differences. Marksmanship badges and special skill badges authorized for wear below ribbons are worn as prescribed below. (See para 29–17 for a description and the wear policy for special skill badges.) When airborne background trimming is worn beneath the Parachutist or Air Assault badge, personnel will center the badge on the trimming and place it so that the space between the bottom of the ribbon bar and the top of the background trimming is 1⁄4 inch.

(3) Following are descriptions of the placement of badges when more than one marksmanship badge is worn, or when special skill badges are worn with marksmanship badges.

(a) One marksmanship or one special skill badge. Males wear the badge centered on the pocket flap, from left to right, with the upper portion of the badge approximately 1⁄8 inch below the top of the pocket (see fig 29–21). Females wear the badge on the left side, centered below the ribbons, with the upper portion of the badge 1⁄4 inch below the ribbon bar (see fig 29–22).

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(b) Two special skill or two marksmanship badges, or one special skill and one marksmanship badge. Males wear these badges equally spaced on the pocket flap, from left to right, with the upper portion of the badges approximately 1⁄8 inch below the top of the pocket, and with at least 1 inch between badges (see figs 29–23 and 29–25). Females wear these badges with the upper portion 1⁄4 inch below the ribbon bar, and with at least 1 inch between badges (see figs 29–24 and 29–26). Special skill badges are worn to the wearer’s right of the marksmanship badges.

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(c) One special skill and two marksmanship badges. Males wear these badges equally spaced on the pocket flap, from left to right, with the upper portion of the badges approximately 1⁄8 inch below the top of the pocket. Males will wear marksmanship badges that have attaching devices at the top of the badge, such as the Excellence in Competition Rifleman badge, in this manner (see fig 29–27). When no badges are worn that have devices attached at the top, males have the option of wearing the special skill badge centered on the pocket flap, from left to right, with the upper portion of the badge approximately 1⁄8 inch below the top of the pocket. Each marksmanship badge is centered between the button and the left or right side of the pocket. The bottom of the badges (not the clasp holder or clasps) is adjacent to the bottom of the pocket flap (see fig 29–28). Females wear these badges with the upper portion of the badges 1⁄4 inch below the ribbon bar and spaced an equal distance apart (see fig 29–30).

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(d) Two special skill and one marksmanship badge, or one special skill and two marksmanship badges, or three marksmanship badges. Males wear these badges equally spaced on the pocket flap, approximately 1⁄8 inch below the top of the pocket (see fig 29–29). Females wear these badges with the upper portion of the badges 1⁄4 inch below the ribbon bar and spaced an equal distance apart (see fig 29–30).

c. President’s Hundred tab (rifle or pistol). The President’s Hundred tab is a full-color tab of yellow cloth, 41⁄4 inches long and 5⁄8 inch high, with the words “President’s Hundred” centered in 1⁄4-inch-high green letters (see fig 29–31). The President’s Hundred tab is worn 1⁄2 inch below the shoulder seam on the left sleeve of the male and female Army green uniform coats (see fig 29–32). The President’s Hundred tab is available in a subdued version for wear on the BDUs. The President’s Hundred bronze metallic brassard is not authorized for wear on the Army uniform.

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