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WEAPONS QUALIFICATION
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Description:

Expert: A white metal (silver, nickel and rhodium), 1.17 inches in height, a cross patee with the representation of a target placed on the center thereof and enclosed by a wreath.

Sharpshooter: A white metal (silver, nickel, and rhodium), 1 inch in height, a cross patee with the representation of a target placed on the center thereof.

Marksman: A white metal (silver, nickel, and rhodium), 1 inch in height, a cross patee.

Qualification Bars: Bars with the following inscriptions are currently authorized for display on the badges:

Rifle Pisto AA Artillery Auto Rifle
Machinegun Field Artillery Tank Weapons Flamethrower
Submachine Gun Grenade Carbine Recoilless Rifle
Rocket Launcher Mortar Bayonet Small Bore Rifle
Small Bore Pistol Missile Aeroweapons  

Inscription formerly authorized on qualification bars:

  • 1921 - Rifle-A, Rifle-B, Rifle-C, Rifle-D, Automatic Rifle, Pistol, Machine Gun, Mine Gunner, C.A. Gunner, Inf Howitzer, F.A. Gunner
  • 1922 - Added Sword, Pistol-M, Pistol-D, Deleted Pistol
  • 1924 - Consolidated all rifles to Rifle, added Machine Rifle, Tank Weapons, C.W.S. Weapons, Bayonet
  • 1926 - Added Aerial Gunner, Aerial Bomber
  • 1928 - Added Grenade
  • 1941 - Deleted Sword, added Small Bore Rifle, Small Bore Pistol, Submachine Gun, Small Bore MG.
  • 1944 - Added Carbine, Antitank, 81mm Mortar, 60 mm Mortar, TD 75mm, TD 57mm, TD 3 inch
  • 1948 - Added Recoilless Rifle, Mortar. Deleted Pistol D, Pistol M, Mines, C.W.S. Weapons, Aerial Gunner, Aerial bomber, Small Bore MG, Antitank, 81mm Mortar, 60mm Mortar, TD (all types)
  • 1951 - Added Submarine Mines
  • 1972 - Added Aeroweapons

Prior to 1951 regulation, the titles of the badges were Marksman and 2d Class Gunner; Sharpshooter and First Class Gunner and Expert.

EXPERT
SHARPSHOOTER
MARKSMAN
BAR (Typical)

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