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US NAVY & MARINES OFFICERS PILOT AVIATOR WINGS
Original - stunning current issue GOLD PLATED US NAVY PILOTS WINGS makers makers on the reverse of wing V-21-N. The only U.S. Government current supplier Vanguard USA.
As currently awarded to US Navy and US Marine Pilots after completing and qualifying Pilot training.
This beautiful badge is made from brass, richly 24 carat gold plated. Made by an authorized manufacturer Vanguard USA will come on original manufacturers card, hallmarked (makers marked on the reverse of badge V-21.
*******************************Most Naval Aviators are Unrestricted Line Officers; however, a small number of Limited Duty Officers and Chief Warrant Officers are also trained as Naval Aviators
Until 1981 the US Navy and Marine Corps also had a small number of senior enlisted personnel trained as pilots. Such individuals were referred to as Naval Aviation Pilots or "NAPs." NAPs have a fraternity known as the Silver Eagles. The Naval Aviation Pilot insignia was identical in design to the the Naval Aviator Insignia except silver in color.
Naval Flight Officers are not, strictly speaking, Naval Aviators. In practice, however, Naval pilots and Naval Flight Officers refer to themselves and each other as Naval Aviators.
Except for an extremely small number of enlisted personnel selected for flight school, Student Naval Aviators must first obtain an officer commission. To become a Naval Aviator, one must be between the ages of 19 and 26 when entering flight training. Adjustments (waivers) can be made up to 24 months for those with prior service, and up to 48 months for those already in the military at the time of application or for Marine Corps PLC (Platoon Leader's Course) applicants with prior service.
Naval Officers are commissioned through five sources: The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) at a number of universities across the country, Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, Marine Corps Officer Candidates School in Quantico, Virginia or via the Navy's Limited Duty Officer (LDO) or Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) programs. All Chief Warrant Officers (CWO2-CWO5) are Commissioned Officers. Only Warrant Officers (W-1) are not commissioned. Coast Guard Officers receive their commissions either from the United States Coast Guard Academy or Coast Guard Officer Candidate School, both located in New London, Connecticut. Graduates of these programs are commissioned as Navy Ensigns, Coast Guard Ensigns, or Marine Second Lieutenants. Individuals must pass an aeronautical screening and be selected for pilot training prior to being designated as Student Naval Aviators (SNAs).
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