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  • U.S. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE GENERAL OFFICER BREAST BADGE
    U.S. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE GENERAL OFFICER BREAST BADGE

    U.S. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE GENERAL OFFICER BREAST BADGE

    USA064
    Reg Price:
    $40.00*
    Price:
    $69.00*
    • Quantity :
    Note : Price is inclusive of insurance*

    Prices shown are exclusive of Aust GST - GST only applies to Australian based buyers

    About this item

    ORIGINAL
    U.S. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE IDENTIFICATION BADGE


    This rare stunning U.S. Office of the Secretary Of Defense Breast Badge was established in 1949. Awarded to only high ranking U.S. Army Officer's mainly to U.S. Generals and Admirals. Measuring a large 5.cm or nearly 2.inches in diameter.

    It has stunning 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.

    The Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge is a military badge issued to members of the United States armed forces who are permanently assigned as military aides to the Secretary of Defense.

    The Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge was first created in 1949 and was referred to as the "National Military Establishment Identification Badge." In 1950, the badge was renamed as "Department of Defense Identification Badge." On December 20, 1962 the badge was given its current name.

    The Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge is issued as a permanent decoration and is to be worn for the remainder of an individual's military career, provided that a service member served at least one year in or in support of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Personnel who are awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge include all military personnel, when they are assigned on a permanent basis to any of the following organizational elements:

    The immediate Offices of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense.
    The Offices of the Under Secretary's of Defense.
    The Offices of the Assistant Secretary's of Defense.
    The Office of the Comptroller of the Department of Defense.
    The Office of the General Counsel, Department of Defense.
    The Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense.
    The Offices of the Assistants to the Secretary of Defense or Deputy Secretary of Defense.
    The Office of the Defense Advisor, U.S. Mission to NATO.
    The Offices of the Directors of Net Assessment
    Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E)
    Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO)
    Advance Research Projects Agency (ARPA)
    DSAA
    DA&M.
    DoD Field Activities.

    It will make a stunning display in your collection

* Note: prices shown above are exclusive of Aust GST - GST only applies to Australian based buyers