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RARE GENUINE ISSUE U.S. ARMY STAFF IDENTIFICATION BADGE
This beautiful U.S. Army General's Breast Badge was first proposed by U.S. General Mac Arthur on 28th of July 1933, this award was made retroactive to June 1933. Awarded to only high ranking U.S. Army Officer's assigned to the Headquarters Department of the Army in the Pentagon. It has stunning rich multi layered enamel work and is Gold plated. Hallmarked (Makers Marked) V-21 on the reverse of badge by the only authorized manufacturer that has the current military contract to supply this beautiful badge to the U.S. military. The manufacturer is VANGUARD USA this well known company.
This rare genuine Badge measures a large 47.mm or 1 3/4 Inches, it is brand new.
I. DESCRIPTION: The Coat of Arms of the United States in gold with the stripes of the shield to be enamelled white and red and chief of the shield and the sky of the glory to be enamelled blue, superimposed on a five-pointed black enamelled star; in each re-entrant angle of the star are three green enamelled laurel leaves. The star is 3 inches in diameter for the Chief of Staff and former Chiefs of Staff and a 2 inches in diameter badge is authorized for all other personnel awarded the badge.
II. SYMBOLISM: The badge is based on the General Staff insignia with a black star in lieu of the Silver Star. The addition of the laurel leaves indicate achievement.
III. AWARD ELIGIBILITY: The badge is awarded by principal officials of Headquarters, Department of the Army to military personnel serving on their staff and within their subordinate agencies. Eligibility criteria for wear and permanent issue are contained in Department of the Army Memorandum 672-1. Permanent issue must be authorized by principal officials with the certificate of authorization constituting authority for wearing the badge as a permanent part of the uniform.
IV. DATE APPROVED: The badge was first proposed by General MacArthur, while Chief of Staff, in a conversation with Brigadier General Andrew Moses, then Assistant Chief of Staff, G1, War Department General Staff, on 28 December 1931. Subsequently, the badge was designed by the Office of the Quartermaster General and approved by the Chief of Staff, General MacArthur, on 28 July 1933. It was announced on 23 August 1933 in War Department Circular No. 45 and award was made retroactive to 4 June 1920. Sergeants Major were authorized to be awarded the badge effective 30 September 1978 and the effective date for Warrant Officers was 22 August 1979. The lapel button for civilian personnel in the grade of GS-11 and higher was authorized effective 1 July 1982. The Army Chief of Staff, General Wickham, also approved a change in the name of the badge from Army General Staff Identification Badge to Army Staff Identification Badge. On 4 May 2004, the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, approved changes to the eligibility requirements.
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