Shift Supervisor: The design of the Shift Supervisor Badge is the same as the First Class Operator Badge, except it is gold colored metal.
The square (cube) is used to represent a nuclear reactor, the two bars representing control rods and thus alluding to nuclear reactor operations. The disc is symbolic of completeness and refers to the knowledge and training required of all nuclear reactor operators. The disc is also a symbol of the sun, the source of all energy and power. The symbol of the planet Uranus from which the term “uranium” is derived refers to nuclear energy and power. Addition of the laurel wreaths signifies further achievement and qualification. The gold color for the shift supervisor signifies the highest degree of achievement and qualification.Award Eligibility
This badge is no longer awarded. To qualify for the basic badge, personnel must have completed a Nuclear Power Plant Operators Course established by AR 350-224 and be able to operate systems of nuclear reactors under the supervision of a certified reactor operator. The Second Class Badge required completion of 15 shifts on a specific nuclear power plant or research reactor. To qualify as a first class operator, the individual must have completed 30 shifts as a trainee first class operator and complete a written examination covering all aspects of operations. The qualifications for shift supervisor required completion of at least 80 shifts as a first class operator and 40 shifts as a trainee shift supervisor, in addition to the written examination.Date Approved
The badges were approved by the Department of the Army on 18 June 1965.Subdued Badge
Subdued badges are authorized in metal. The badges are in a flat black metal finish except the Shift Supervisor Badge, which is in a flat brown metal finish.Miniature Badges
Dress miniature badges for all designs are authorized. The dress miniature badges are 3/4 inch (1.91 cm) in width.