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  • U.S. NAVY OFFICER'S SUBMARINE QUALIFICATION BADGE BY VANGUARD
    U.S. NAVY OFFICER'S SUBMARINE QUALIFICATION BADGE BY VANGUARD
    U.S. NAVY OFFICER'S SUBMARINE QUALIFICATION BADGE BY VANGUARD

    U.S. NAVY OFFICER'S SUBMARINE QUALIFICATION BADGE BY VANGUARD

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    ORIGINAL CURRENT ISSUE UNITED STATES NAVY OFFICER'S QUALIFICATION BADGE

    This stunning looking * US NAVY OFFICER'S SUBMARINE QUALIFICATION BADGE * is a genuine current issue for U.S. NAVY OFFICER'S and crew. Richly 24 K Gold plated, measuring a large 7.2cm or 2 3/4". This badge was made by a current authorized US Government manufacturer Vanguard USA and is regulation makers marked (hallmarked) V-21, comes fixed on the original Manufacturers Card. It would make the perfect addition as center piece to your military medal collection. Don't miss out with these low prices. The Submarine Warfare Insignia (usually known as "dolphins" or "fish") is a uniform breast badge worn by enlisted men and officers of the United States Navy to indicate that they are qualified in submarines. The Submarine Warfare Insignia is considered one of the Navy's three major warfare pins along with the Surface Warfare Badge and the Naval Aviator Badge. To earn the right to wear the pin, prospective submariners complete an extensive qualification process that lasts about one year (for both enlisted and officers, though the two programs differ significantly) and covers virtually all of the submarine's systems. On 13 June 1923, Captain Ernest J. King, Commander, Submarine Division Three (later Fleet Admiral and Commander in Chief, U.S. Fleet, during World War II, suggested to the Secretary of the Navy (Bureau of Navigation) that a distinguishing device for qualified submariners be adopted. He submitted a pen-and-ink sketch of his own showing a shield mounted on the beam ends of a submarine, with dolphins forward of, and abaft, the conning tower. The suggestion was strongly endorsed by Commander Submarine Division Atlantic.

     

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