Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: Military badges of the United States


Related Topics

  
  United States Army - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The Army of the United States was re-established for the Korean War and Vietnam War and was demobilized upon the suspension of the draft.
The civilian executive is the Secretary of the Army who heads the United States Department of the Army, formerly called the Secretary of War who headed the United States Department of War or the War Office for short, at the founding of the Republic.
The professional head of the United States Army is the Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA).
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/u/s/U.S._Army_6c52.html   (2631 words)

  
  Air Force Religious Pin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Air Force Religious Pin is a decoration which is presented to military chaplains of the United States Air Force upon completion of basic religious service training and commissioning as a chaplain staff officer in the Air Force.
The decoration consists of a small pin which is worn above ribbons and awards in the position as the Pilot’s Badge and Occupational Badge.
Unlike other Air Force badges, the religious pin is issued in a single degree and does not carry a senior or master designator.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Air_Force_Religious_Pin   (158 words)

  
 Military badges of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Military badges of the United States are devices of personal recognition that are granted to service members of the United States armed forces to denote personal accomplishment, qualifications, and participation in designated military campaigns or other activities.
Various regulations exist on how badges are displayed, how many may be worn at one time, and whether or not such badges may be worn on the uniform of more than one branch of service.
In addition to those badges which are currently authorized, a number of obsolete badges have been phased out of the U.S. armed forces and no longer appear on U.S. award precedence charts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_badges_of_the_United_States   (301 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Military badges of the United States
Military badges of the United States Department of Defense are insignia of the United States Department of Defense which are presented to service members for performing certain duties in the both the Department of Defense and the Office of the Secretary Defense.
Badges of the United States Navy are military badges issued by the United States Department of the Navy to Naval service members who achieve certain qualifications and accomplishments while serving on both active and reserve duty in the United States Navy.
Badges of the United States Marine Corps are military decorations which are issued by the United States Department of the Navy to service members of the U.S. Marines to denote a variety of qualifications and accomplishments.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Military-badges-of-the-United-States   (787 words)

  
 CalendarHome.com - United States Air Force - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Previously part of the United States Army, the USAF was formed as a separate branch of the military on September 18, 1947.
The Department of the Air Force is a division of the United States Department of Defense which is headed by the United States Secretary of Defense.
Prior to 1947, the responsibility for military aviation was divided between the Army (for land-based operations) and the Navy, for sea-based operations from aircraft carrier and amphibious aircraft.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /cgi-bin/encyclopedia.pl?p=U.S._Air_Force   (3811 words)

  
 Definition of Presidential Service Badge - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Presidential Service Badge is a badge of the United States military issued to military members who serve as full-time military staff to the President of the United States.
Such personnel, who would be entitled to the Presidential Service Badge, include White House military public affairs officers, special aides to the President appointed from each of the military services, as well as some enlisted personnel who serve as military security support personnel to the Secret Service.
A similar badge exists, known as the Vice Presidential Service Badge, for those military personnel assigned to assist the Vice President of the United States.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Presidential_Service_Badge   (312 words)

  
 Qwika - United States Navy
The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations.
The United States Constitution, ratified in 1789, empowered Congress "to provide and maintain a navy." Acting on this authority, Congress ordered the construction and manning of six frigates; one of the original six, USS Constitution, familiarly known as "Old Ironsides," survives to this day.
Current plans in the United States Navy call for keeping the battleships on the NVR until the naval surface fire support gun and missile development programs achieve operational capability, which is expected to occur sometime between now and 2008.
wikipedia.qwika.com /wiki/USN   (6260 words)

  
 Computer Badges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
A badge is a device, patch, or accoutrement which is presented or displayed to annote some feat of service, a special accomplishment, or as a simple means of identification.
In the military, badges are often used to denote qualifications received through military training.
Badge engineering is a term that describes the rebadging of one model of car as another.
www.wwwtln.com /finance/48/computer-badges.html   (1952 words)

  
 Medical Expert -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The badge is the non-combat equivalent to the Combat Medical Badge and is awarded to any medical personnel of the United States Army who successfully complete a qualification test battery of field medical examinations.
This badge is also authorized for wear by United States Air Force medical personnel that meet the same requirements.
The use of expert witnesses is sometimes criticized in the United States because in civil trials, they are often used by both sides to advocate differing positions, and it is left up to a jury of laymen to decide which expert witness to believe.
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/93/medical-expert.html   (1224 words)

  
 Definition of United States Navy - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations.
The United States Constitution, ratified in 1789, empowered Congress "to provide and maintain a navy." Acting on this authority, Congress ordered the construction and manning of six frigates; one of the original six, USS Constitution, familiarly known as "Old Ironsides," survives to this day.
The United States Navy has, in the last few years, greatly expanded its harbor defense forces in response to the war on terrorism.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/United_States_Navy   (3958 words)

  
 Military Ribbons - Military Ribbons in Miniature
The highest ranking military officer is the Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, who sits on the Joint Chiefs of Staff and reports directly to the Secretary of the Air Force.
'''Military awards of the United States Department of the Navy''' are those Awards and decorations of the United States military which are presented to members of the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps under the authority of the Secretary of the Navy.
Coast Guard military awards are similar to Military awards of the United States Department of the Navy U.S. Navy decorations and Coast Guard personnel are eligible to receive all Inter-service medals of the United States military inter-service decorations, Authorized foreign decorations of the United States militaryauthorized foriegn awards and international decorations.
www.militaryribbons.org /locater.html   (851 words)

  
 United States Army information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Military routinely incorporate the design representing their country in their insignia and the eagle with shield, arrows and olive leaves was taken from the Coat of Arms of the United States.
Upon joining the Army, all soldiers (officers and enlisted) must swear (or affirm) an oath to "protect the Constitution of the United States from all enemies, both foreign and domestic." This emphasis on the defense of the United States Constitution illustrates the concern of the framers that the military be subordinate to legitimate civilian authority.
The senior uniformed officer of the United States Army is the Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA).
c10-ss-1-lb.cnet.com /reference/United_States_Army   (8244 words)

  
 Gunner Badge - TheBestLinks.com - B-52, United States Air Force, 1947, 1950, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Gunner Badge was a military decoration of the United States Army Air Force and was issued during the years of the Second World War.
The badge was first created to recognize both the training and hazardous duty or airplane gunners, who served onboard such aircraft as the B-52.
The Gunner Badge was issued until 1947, at which time the United States Air Force was created a separate branch of service.
www.thebestlinks.com /Gunner_Badge.html   (212 words)

  
 Marksmanship Badges of the California National Guard
At the bottom of the badge were two rings for the suspension of dated award bars for 1887, 1888, and 1889.
These and the various Cavalry badges are Unit specific awards and not really awards of the State in general.
These badges were identical in design to those worn by the United States Army with the exception that they were made of brass instead of silver oxide.
www.militarymuseum.org /MarksmanshipBadges.html   (1220 words)

  
 Middle East Open Encyclopedia: USAF   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The USAF was formed as a separate branch of the military on September 18, 1947.
The stated mission of the USAF is "deliver sovereign options for the defense of the United States of America and its global interests -- to fly and fight in Air, Space, and Cyberspace".
Prior to 1947, military aviation was the responsibility of the Army, while the Navy maintained a fleet air arm on its fleet of aircraft carriers.
www.baghdadmuseum.org /ref/index.php?title=USAF   (3100 words)

  
 United States Army
The Army of the United States continued throughout the Korean War and Vietnam War and was discontinued upon the abolishment of the draft.
The United States National Guard is an armed force under the command of state governments.
The professional head of the United States Army is the Army Chief of Staff.
www.askfactmaster.com /United_States_Army   (1883 words)

  
 Credit Guard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Coast Guard Honor Guard Badge is a decoration of the United States Coast Guard which recognizes those personnel who are permanently assigned to an Honor Guard Company of a U.S. Coast Guard command.
The badge was inspired by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Guard Identification Badge.
The badge is then worn directly beneath all awards and decorations on the left pocket of the Coast Guard uniform.
www.wwwtln.com /finance/56/credit-guard.html   (1176 words)

  
 United States Army at AllExperts
The modern United States Army has its roots in the Continental Army which was formed on June 14, 1775, before the establishment of the United States, to meet the demands of the American Revolutionary War.
An MTOE unit must be constituted on the official rolls of the Army by the Chief of Military History.
The rise of the United States to world power status at the dawn of the twentieth century coincided with an intensification of international rivalries that led most world powers to tighten their alliances and alignments in an effort to strengthen their positions.
en.allexperts.com /e/u/un/united_states_army.htm   (14746 words)

  
 United States Army Air Forces at AllExperts
In 1947, the USAFE became a component of the newly-created United States Air Force.
From 1948â€"49, the unit was responsible for the Berlin Airlift.
This legislation renamed the aviation military group again to the United States Air Force, elevating it to a truly separate branch of the U.S. military.
en.allexperts.com /e/u/un/united_states_army_air_forces.htm   (1076 words)

  
 United States Air Force information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The USAF was formed as a separate branch of the military on September 18, 1947 from the United States Army.
Relations between the United States and the Soviet Union began to deteriorate, and the period in history known as the Cold War began.
The insignia was abolished in 1999 and remains the shortest issued military insignia series in the history of the United States armed forces.
c10-ss-1-lb.cnet.com /reference/United_States_Air_Force   (4602 words)

  
 Articles - United States Army   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Army of the United States was re-established for the Korean War and Vietnam War and was demobilized upon the suspension of the draft.
Various State Defense Forces also exist, sometimes known as State Militias, which are sponsored by individual state governments and serve as an auxiliary to the National Guard.
Except in times of extreme national emergency, such as a mainland invasion of the United States, State Militias are operated independently from the U.S. Army and are seen as state government agencies rather than a component of the military.
www.centralairconditioners.net /articles/United_States_Army   (5859 words)

  
 Coolmilitary.com : air force : Military T shirts : Military Gifts
Concurrent with the creation of this combat force, the U.S. Army's aviation establishment in the United States was removed from control of the Signal Corps and placed directly under the United States Secretary of War.
Conflict over post-war military administration, especially with regard to the roles and missions to be assigned to the Air Force and the U.S. Navy, led to an incident called the "Revolt of the Admirals" in the late 1940s.
Major Commands The USAF is organized on a functional basis in the United States and a geographical basis overseas.
www.coolmilitary.com /product_pages/air_force.html   (5233 words)

  
 Badges of Panama and the Canal Zone
Badges refers to small metal objects with a design on one side and usually a pin on the other side, designed to be worn or shown to identify an individual as a member in good standing of a police department, fire department, or other organization.
Torrijos' greatest achievement was the pair of new Panama Canal Treaties with the United States that provided for turning the Panana Canal over to Panama in the year 2000.
Collecting these badges of the Canal Zone and Panama is not for the "faint of heart" or those with an average budget.
www.coins-of-panama.com /badges.html   (1519 words)

  
 Guard House
The Coast Guard Honor Guard Badge is a decoration of the United States Coast Guard which recognizes those personnel who are permanently assigned to an Honor Guard Company of a U.S. Coast Guard command.
The badge was inspired by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Guard Identification Badge.
The badge is then worn directly beneath all awards and decorations on the left pocket of the Coast Guard uniform.
www.artistbooking.com /trips/72/guard-house.html   (1452 words)

  
 Ranger Tab - TheBestLinks.com - United States Army, Military badges of the United States, Ranger School, Special Forces ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Ranger Tab, United States Army, Military badges of the United States, Ranger...
The Ranger Tab is a decoration of the United States Army which signifies completion of the U.S. Army Ranger School, a grueling 3 month course providing instruction in small-unit combat tactics in woodland, mountain, and swamp operations.
The tab is permitted for wear for the remainder of a military career, even if an individual is not actively assigned to a Ranger unit.
www.thebestlinks.com /Ranger_Tab.html   (221 words)

  
 UNITED STATES ARMY MILITARY POLICE - VIETNAM
Due to added military police commitments and the fact that the battalion's V-100s were positioned in Saigon to assist the 716th MP Battalion, the 720th MP Battalion acquired twelve armored personnel carriers armed with.50-caliber machine guns.
Military police deployed within Vietnam applied distinctive markings on their helmets as was authorised by the standard army regulations covering MP insignia.
Due to the requirement that the presence of military police be easily seen within the crowded avenues and roads of Vietnams cities and towns, the insignia used by the MP's in Vietnam often defied the authorised sizes and were larger than three inches in width.
home.mweb.co.za /re/redcap/vietnam.htm   (3593 words)

  
 Air Medic -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
An Air Force Medical Badge is a decoration of the United States Air Force which is presented to those Air Force personnel who are members of the staff medical community.
The Air Force Medical Badge has been in existence since the 1950s and is based on the insignia crests used by the Army Medical Corps during the Second World War.
There are currently six medical badges in existence, covering each area of the medical staff community as well as enlisted medical specialists.
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/3/air-medic.html   (322 words)

  
 Military.com Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Ground Unit and Terrain Symbology - Displays a collection of symbols in.wmf format, to be viewed as images in MSWord.
Civil War Military Insignias - See the badges worn by the Confederate and Union armies during the Civil War.
Military Organization Symbols Key - WWII resource provides a collection of US Military symbols used during the war.
www.military.com /Resources/ResourceSubmittedFileView?file=multimedia_symbology.htm   (149 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Complete Guide to United States Navy Medals, Badges and Insignia: World War II to Present: Books: James G. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Complete Guide to United States Navy Medals, Badges and Insignia - World War II to Present, is the most comprehensive awards book ever written on the Navy.
Knowledgeable compiled by James G. Thompson, Complete Guide To United States Navy Medals, Badges And Insignia World War II To Present is a detailed catalogue of Navy medals and ribbons, commonly awarded foreign and UN medals, all Navy insignia from World War II to the present, enlisted specialty marks and much more.
An outstanding reference, Complete Guide To United States Navy Medals, Badges And Insignia World War II To Present is a core addition to personal, academic, and community library Military History reference and resource collections.
www.amazon.com /Complete-United-States-Medals-Insignia/dp/1884452523   (1111 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.