Qualification Badges
Skip Navigation Links.
Pathfinder Badge

Pathfinder Badge

Pathfinder Badge

A gold color metal and enamel badge 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height and 1 1/2 inches (3.81 cm) in width, consisting of a gold sinister wing displayed on and over a gold torch with red and gray flames.


The wing suggests flight and airborne capabilities; the torch symbolizes leadership and guidance implying pathfinder combat skills.

Award Eligibility

See Army Regulation 600-8-22, Military Awards.

Date Approved
The badge (in felt) was originally approved on 22 May 1964 and was replaced as a metal and enamel item on 11 October 1968.

Subdued Badge
A subdued badge is authorized in a flat black metal finish.

Miniature Badge
A dress miniature badge, 11/16 inch (1.75 cm) in height and 7/8 inch (2.22 cm) in width is authorized.

Jump to Top