Awarded to individuals rated excellent in character and efficiency who have participated in a minimum of 30 jumps to include 15 jumps with combat equipment; two night jumps, one of which is as jumpmaster of a stick; two mass tactical jumps which culminate in an airborne assault problem; graduated from the Jumpmaster Course; and served on jump status with an airborne unit or other organization authorized parachutists for a total of at least 24 months.Awarded to any individual who has satisfactorily completed the prescribed proficiency tests while assigned or attached to an airborne unit or the Airborne Department of the Infantry School; or participated in at least one combat parachute jump.Yarborough and approved by the Department of the Army in March of that year.
The Army and Air Force issue the same Senior and Master Parachutist Badges while the Navy and Marine Corps issue the Navy and Marine Corps Parachutist Badge to advanced parachutists. The Army's Basic Parachutist Badge is awarded to all military personnel of any service who complete the US Army Basic Airborne Course at Fort Benning, Georgia.
The majority of the services earn their Basic Parachutist Badge through the U. It signifies that the soldier is a trained military parachutist, and is qualified to participate in airborne operations.
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Army Parachutist badges are awarded to Airborne personnel based on criteria training, service, and number of jumps.
Through further research, I found some other interesting facts to add.
My additions are marked in The first Parachute badge was designed during World War II by Captain (later Lieutenant General) William P. A memorandum of record written by Captain Yarborough on April 22, 1941, tells the story of the birth of the parachute badge “On March 3, 1941, I was ordered to Washington to report to the Adjutant General for temporary duty in the Office of the Chief of Infantry.This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by contributors (read/edit).Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply.My mission was the procurement of a suitable parachutist badge which would meet with the approval both of the War Department and the Commanding Officer of the 501st Parachute Battalion.This catalog primarily lists manufacturers of metal emblems. ("snowflake" pattern) I, W American Emblem Company, Utica, NY (AE/AECo). The badge and its sew-on equivalent may be worn on the Army Combat Uniform (ACU).