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U.S. JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF GENERAL OFFICER LARGE ID BADGEUSA017Reg Price:
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About this itemRARE ORIGINAL UNITED STATES JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF BADGE
This rare stunning Breast Badge was established in 2002. Awarded only to high ranking U.S. Officer's mainly to U.S. Generals and Admirals.
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.
a. Regular Size: Within an oval silver metal wreath of laurel, 2 1/4 inches or 5.7cm in height and 2 inches or 5.2cm in width overall, the shield of the United States (the chief in blue enamel and the 13 stripes alternating white and red enamel) superimposed on four gold metal unsheathed swords, two in pale and two in saltire with points to chief, the points and pommels resting on the wreath, the blades and grips entwined with a gold metal continuous scroll surrounding the shield with the word JOINT at the top and the words CHIEFS OF STAFF at the bottom, all in blue enamel letters.
b. Miniature Size: The miniature badge is 1 1/2 inches in height and 1 3/8 inches in width. The design is the same as the regular badge except the shield on the miniature has 9 stripes.
c. Lapel Button: The lapel button is 9/16 inch in height and 1/2 inch in width and is of the same design as the badges except the shield has 5 stripes.
SYMBOLISM. Laurel is symbolic of achievement, courage, and victory. The four unsheathed swords refer to the armed might of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps and their combined constant vigilance and readiness in the defense of the United States.
AWARD ELIGIBILITY. The Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge is a U.S. Military badge presented to the members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff upon appointment to position as either a Service Head, Vice Chairman or Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The decoration is also authorized to staff and support personnel assigned to the Office of the Joints Chiefs. Individuals may qualify for permanent wear of this badge after being assigned to the staff for one year.
DATE APPROVED. Proposed designs were prepared by The Institute of Heraldry and submitted to the Joint Chiefs of Staff on 21 February 1963. On 2 April 1963, the JCS approved a MOP, which established the JCS Identification Badge.
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