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UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND BADGE
This rare Breast Badge was established in 2002. Awarded only to high ranking U.S. Officer's mainly to U.S. Generals and Admirals. Measuring a large 4.5 cm or 1 3/4 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.
UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device, consisting of a Light Blue disc edged Scarlet bearing Golden Tan land masses including Northeast Africa and Southwest Asia all encircled by a Green designation band edged Black and inscribed with "UNITED STATES" above and "CENTRAL COMMAND" below in Gold letters; overall an eagle in flight in three-quarters profile facing sinister with a White head and tail, Black body, Golden Tan legs and beak, and Black, White and Brown wings, grasping in its talons a shield blazoned as follows: Gules, a paly of three Argent, on a chief Azure four mullets Or.
Symbolism: Red, green and black are the predominate colors in the national flags of the countries in United States Central Command's area of responsibility. The American bald eagle in flight symbolizes the Command's mobility and mission to support the security and stability of friendly countries and to protect the United States' interests. The eagle bears in its talons a shield in red, white and blue, representing power, vigilance and the constancy of the United States. Four stars, on a blue field lying horizontally across the top of the shield, symbolize the four star Commander in Chief of the United States Central Command, while the four vertical red stripes, separated by white stripes, represent the four military services that comprise the forces of the United States Central Command: the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force.
Background: The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 25 January 2002. The insignia was amended to correct the description on 29 January 2002.
The United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) is a theater-level Unified Combatant Command unit of the U.S. armed forces, established in 1983 under the operational control of the U.S. Secretary of Defense. It was originally conceived of as the Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force (RDJTF).
Its area of responsibility is in the Middle East, including Egypt, and Central Asia. CENTCOM has been the main American presence in many military operations, including the Gulf War, the United States war in Afghanistan, and the Iraq War. Forces from CENTCOM currently are deployed primarily in Iraq and Afghanistan in combat roles and have bases in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Pakistan, and central Asia in support roles. CENTCOM forces have also been deployed in Jordan, and Saudi Arabia in the past, although no substantial forces are based in those countries as of 2009
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