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About this itemBrand new German current issue. The German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency (German: Das Abzeichen fuer Leistungen im Truppendienst) is a decoration of the Bundeswehr, the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Germany. This is the 'Gold' class which is the highest class awarded.
The decoration is awarded to German soldiers of all ranks. Allied soldiers may also be awarded this German badge, subject to their nations' uniform regulations. In the United States Army this German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency is one of several foreign awards approved for wear on the United States uniform.
To earn the award one must complete the following requirements:
1. Evaluation Report:
Soldier evaluation report from Commanding Officer recognizing the Soldier's physical and moral standards. The purpose of the evaluation is to show evidence that the Soldier is both physically and morally fit.
2. First Aid Course:
Combat Lifesaver Training (CLS) level 1 course or equivalent.
3. German Sports test (all required; satisfies the requirements for the German Sports Badge):
a) 100, 400 or 1000 meter timed sprint (time limit determined by age category).
b) 3000 or 5000 meter timed run or 1000 meter timed swim (time and distance determined by age category).
c) Measured High jump or Long jump (measured height or distance determined by age category).
d) 200 meter timed swim in which any stroke is authorized (time and distance determined by age category, see table).
e) Measured Shot-put or Stone put (distance requirement determined by age category), Bench Press, or 100 meter timed swim. The shot-put weights 16 lbs for males and 8.9 lbs for females.
4. The requirements for the marksmanship event have changed:
New: 6 shots at 1 target placed at 25 meters; shooter fires from 3 firing positions with a 15 second time limit. (The first shot is done without cocking the hammer back.)
2 shots from prone (supported or unsupported)
2 shots from kneeling position (unsupported)
2 shots from standing (unsupported)
All six rounds inside of silhouette target achieves gold ranking.
Five rounds inside of silhouette target achieves silver ranking.
Four rounds inside silhouette target achieves bronze ranking.
5. The requirements for the rucksack march (ruck march) have changed:
New: Ruchsack weight 15 kg (33 pounds); for Bronze 6 km in 60 min; Silver 9 km in 90 min; Gold 12 km in 120 min; no differences between gender and age.
The march must be accomplished in military uniform (ACUs, ABUs or BDUs) and boots with a rucksack weighing no less than 15 kg.
The awarded grade is determined by the results of the Marksmanship score and the ruck march time and distance.
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