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U.S. Army Recruiter Badge

Army Recruiter Badge, Gold
Army Recruiter Badge, Silver
Army Recruiter Badge, Master

Description

A silver or gold color metal device 2 1/8 inches (5.40 cm) in height overall consisting of a circular band inscribed, between two narrow green enamel borders, with the words ''U.S. ARMY'' on the left and ''RECRUITER'' on the right, in silver or gold letters, reading clockwise and at bottom center three five-pointed stars; perched upon the inside edge of the band at bottom center an eagle looking to its right its wings raised vertically and extended over the top of the band and supported between its wings diagonally from lower left to upper right a flaming torch with both ends extended outside the band.

The Master Recruiter Badge is a gold color metal device 2 1/8 inches (5.40 cm) in height overall consisting of a black circular band inscribed with the words “U.S. ARMY” on the left and “RECRUITER” on the right, in gold letters, reading clockwise and at bottom center the words “MASTER” in gold letters; perched upon the inside edge of the band at bottom center an eagle looking to its right its wings raised vertically and extended over the top of the band and supported between its wings diagonally from lower left to upper right a flaming torch with both ends extended outside the band.

Symbolism
The circular band alludes to the continuous need of the Army for young men of quality in its rank. The eagle stands for federal authority and the upraised wings and flaming torch refer to the many opportunities for advancement through education and training offered by the modern Army.

Background
The Recruiter Badge was originally approved by the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel on 7 November 1966. The badge design changed and the modification was approved again by the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel on 1 October 1974. In 1975, the badge was modified to make the stars detachable. The Department of the Army approved a reduced size of the Recruiter Badge and addition of a sapphire star for the gold Recruiter Badge was approved September 1981. The Chief of Staff, Army, approved the Master Recruiter Badge on 2 February 2011.

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

Subdued Badges

Silver

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

Gold

A subdued badge is authorized in a flat brown metal finish.

Master

A subdued badge is authorized in a flat brown metal finish.





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