U.S. Army Recruiter Badge
Army Recruiter Badge, Gold
Army Recruiter Badge, Gold
1. Description: A silver or gold color metal device 2 1/8 inches (5.40cm) 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 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.
2. 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.
3. Background: The Recruiter Badge was originally approved by the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel on 7 Nov 1966. The badge design changed and the modification was approved again by the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel on 1 Oct 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 Sep 1981.
3. Award Eligibility: a. The Basic Recruiter Badge is authorized for wear by military personnel assigned or attached to the U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) as designated by the CG, USAREC, in approved supplementation of the AR 600-8-22.
(1) Authority for the temporary wear of the Basic Recruiter Badge for designated personnel as a uniform item will be announced by CG, USAREC.
(2) Authority for permanent wear of the Basic Recruiter Badge for eligible personnel as a permanent part of the uniform will be announced by memorandum issued by the Commandant, Recruiting and Retention School as authorized by the CG, USAREC.
(3) One, two or three gold achievement stars may be awarded to eligible personnel meeting the criteria established for each achievement star by the CG, USAREC. The stars will be affixed to the basic badge.
b. The U.S. Army Gold Recruiter Badge is authorized for wear by eligible personnel meeting the criteria established by the CG, USAREC.
(1) One, two or three sapphire achievement stars may be awarded to eligible personnel meeting the criteria established for each achievement star by the CG, USAREC. The stars will be affixed to the gold badge.
(2) Authority for permanent wear of the Gold Recruiter Badge, with or without sapphire achievement stars, for eligible personnel as a permanent part of the uniform will be announced by memorandum issued by recruiting battalion commanders authorized by the CG, USAREC.
c. The CG, USAREC, is delegated authority to revoke award of either of the recruiter badges.
4. Subdued Badges: a. Silver: A subdued badge is authorized. The cloth badges are of an olive green base cloth with the band embroidered olive drab. The borders, scroll, letters, stars, eagle and torch are embroidered black.
b. Gold: A subdued badge is authorized. The cloth badges are of a black base cloth with the band and letters embroidered black. The borders, eagle, torch and stars are embroidered olive drab. The scroll is embroidered spruce green.