Five Jumps: A gold star centered on the shroud lines 5/16 inch below the canopy.
The wings suggest flight and, together with the open parachute, symbolize individual proficiency and parachute qualifications.Award Eligibility
See Army Regulation 600-8-22, Military Awards. Date Approved
The Parachutist Badge was formally approved on 10 March 1941. The senior and master parachutists were authorized by HQDA in 1949 and were announced by C-4, AR 600-70, dated 24 January 1950.Subdued Badge
Subdued badges are authorized in flat black metal finishes. Miniature Badge
Dress miniature badges are authorized in the following sizes: Master - 13/16 inch (2.06 cm) in height and 7/8 inch (2.22 cm) in width; Senior - 5/8 inch (1.59 cm) in height and 7/8 inch (2.22 cm) in width; Parachutist - 15/32 inch (1.19 cm) in height and 7/8 inch (2.22 cm) in width.