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:
Inscription formerly authorized on qualification
- 1921 - Rifle-A, Rifle-B, Rifle-C, Rifle-D, Automatic
Rifle, Pistol, Machine Gun, Mine Gunner, C.A. Gunner, Inf Howitzer,
- 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
- 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.