Voici un Military Free Fall Parachutist Badge, modèle Subdued. Ce modèle est déserné aux dits Basic, en opposition aux Jumpmasters.
The dagger, a Fairbairn-Sykes knife used by the Rangers and Office of Strategic Services in World War II, symbolizes infiltration techniques used by Special Operations Forces. The arched tab symbolizes the tabs worn by Special Operations units. The wing suggests flight and airborne capabilities. The parachute is a depiction of an MT1-X, the first square parachute to be adopted by all military services as the standard military free fall canopy.
Award Eligibility :
An individual must meet one of the following criteria: Have satisfactorily completed a prescribed program of instruction in military free fall approved by the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (USAJFKSWC&S) or have executed a military free fall combat jump
Date Approved :
The Military Free Fall Parachutist Badge designed by Mr. James Phillips of the Special Forces Association was approved by General Dennis J. Reimer, former Chief of Staff of the Army on 7 July 1997.
Subdued Badge :
Subdued badges are authorized in metal and cloth. The metal badge is black. The cloth badge is black embroidery on the universal digitized pattern base cloth.
Source texte : US Army.net