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Parachute Rigger Badge

Parachute Rigger Badge

A silver winged hemispherical canopy with conically arrayed cords, 1 3/4 inches (4.45 cm) in width, with a band centered on the badge inscribed “RIGGER.”

The winged parachute represents the functions of rigging of supplies for air drop as well as packing and repair of parachutes used for personnel and cargo.

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

Date Approved
The Parachute Rigger Badge was approved by the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, on 9 June 1986. This approval was retroactive to include personnel who completed the prescribed course of instruction subsequent to May 1951.

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

Miniature Badges

A dress miniature badge, 1 inch (2.54 cm) in width, is authorized.

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