Military Symbols

This page lists all the various symbols in the Military Symbols category.

A military is an organization authorized by its greater society to use lethal force, usually including use of weapons, in defending its country by combating actual or perceived threats. The military may have additional functions of use to its greater society, such as advancing a political agenda e.g. military junta, supporting or promoting economic expansion through imperialism, and as a form of internal social control. As an adjective the term "military" is also used to refer to any property or aspect of a military. Militaries often function as societies within societies, by having their own military communities.

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Air Assault Badge

The Air Assault Badge is awarded by the U.S. Army for successful completion of the Air Assault School, a two-week (ten-day) course.

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Air Force Longevity Service Award

The Air Force Longevity Service Award is a military award of the United States Air Force established by Air Force General Order 60, on 25 November 1957 by General Thomas D. White, Air Force Chief of Staff.

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Army Career Counselor Badge

The Army Career Counselor Badge is authorized for wear by enlisted service members who hold the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS's) of “79S, 79T or 79V”, that of Career Counselor.

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Badge of Merit

An 18th century military commendation established by George Washington.

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Coast Guard Command Ashore Insignia

In the U.S. Coast Guard, the Command Ashore insignia is a gold and silver metal device with a miniature officer cap device superimposed on a wreath of gold oak leaves. The Command Ashore insignia is worn in the same manner as the Command Afloat insignia.

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Combat Action Badge

The Combat Action Badge (CAB) is a military badge worn by U.S. Army soldiers.

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Combat Infantry Badge

The Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB) is the U.S. Army combat service recognition decoration awarded to Infantry or Special Forces soldiers—enlisted men and officers (commissioned and warrant) holding colonel rank or below, who personally fought in active ground combat while an assigned member of either an infantry or a Special Forces unit, of brigade size or smaller, any time after 6 December 1941.

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Combat Medical Badge

The Combat Medical Badge is an award of the United States Army which was first created in January 1945.

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Command Afloat Badge

The United States Coast Guard uses an equivalent insignia to the U.S. Navy's Command at Sea pin, called the Command Afloat Badge.

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Command at Sea Insignia

The Command at Sea insignia is a military badge of the United States Navy, designating senior officers below that of a flag rank, specifically, Captain and below, who are in command of, or have previously commanded, either a ship, submarine, an operational/deploy-able fleet air unit in naval aviation, or a special warfare (SEAL) unit.

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Driver and Mechanic Badge

The Driver and Mechanic Badge is a military badge of the United States Army which was first created in July 1942. The badge was originally referred to as the “Motor Vehicle Badge” and adopted its current title of Driver and Mechanic Badge during the Korean War.

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Expert Field Medical Badge

The Expert Field Medical Badge is a United States Army decoration first created on June 18, 1965. This badge is the non-combat equivalent of the Combat Medical Badge and is awarded to medical personnel of the US Military who successfully complete a set of qualification tests including both written and performance portions. It is authorized for wear by United States Air Force medical personnel that meet the same requirements.

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Expert Infantryman Badge or EIB

The Expert Infantryman Badge, or EIB, is a military badge of the United States Army. Although similar in name and appearance to the Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB), it is a completely different award: while the CIB is awarded for participation in ground combat, the EIB is presented for completion of a course of testing designed to demonstrate proficiency in infantry skills.

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Flag of Alabama

The current flag of the state of Alabama (the second in the state's history) was adopted by Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature on February 16, 1895

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Flag of the Army (South Korea)

Flag of the South Korean Army

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Flag of the Korean People's Air Force

Flag of the Korean People's Air Force

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Flag of the Korean People's Army Ground Force

Flag of the Korean People's Army Ground Force

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Flag of the Korean People's Navy

Flag of the Korean People's Navy

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Flag of the Marine Corps (South Korea)

Flag of the Marine Corps (South Korea)

1951 – present

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Flight Surgeon Badge

The Flight Surgeon Badge is a military badge of the United States Armed Forces which has existed since the Second World War.

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Israeli Air Force

The Israeli Air Force (IAF; Hebrew: זרוע האוויר והחלל, Zroa HaAvir VeHahalal, "Air and Space Arm", commonly known as חיל האוויר, Kheil HaAvir, "Air Corps") is the air force of the State of Israel and the aerial arm of the Israel Defense Forces. It was founded on May 28, 1948, shortly after the Israeli Declaration of Independence. As of May 2012 its Commander in Chief was Aluf Amir Eshel.

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Israeli Armored Corps

The Israeli Armored Corps (Hebrew: חיל השריון‎, Heil HaShiryon) is a corps of the Israel Defense Forces, since 1998 subordinate to GOC Army Headquarters. The Armored Corps is the principal maneuvering corps, and primarily bases its strength on Main Battle Tanks.

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Israeli Army Headquarters

The Israeli GOC Army headquarters (Hebrew: זרוע היבשה‎, Zro'a HaYabasha, "Ground Arm"), known unofficially as Mazi, is a multi-corps command headquarters created in 1998, which amalgamates the ground forces of the Israel Defense Forces. The current size of the Israeli Ground Forces is estimated at a rough 125,000 active soldiers and 600,000 soldiers in reserve.

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Israeli Navy

The Israeli Navy (Hebrew: חיל הים הישראלי‎, Heil HaYam HaYisraeli) is the naval warfare service arm of the Israel Defense Forces, operating primarily in the Mediterranean Sea theater as well as the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea theater. The current commander in chief of the Israeli Navy is Aluf Ram Rothberg.

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Kotwica Symbol

The Kotwica was a World War II emblem of the Polish Secret State and Armia Krajowa (Home Army, or AK).

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Military Freefall Parachutist Badge

The Military Free Fall Parachutist Badge is a military badge of the United States Army awarded to qualified U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force personnel as high altitude parachute specialist. It also is called HALO (High Altitude Low Opening) Wings.

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Military Order of the Purple Heart (medal)

The official medal of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

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Naval ensign and jack (South Korea)

Naval ensign and jack (South Korea)

1955 – present

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Navy Career Counselor Badge

The Navy Career Counselor Badge is a temporary insignia which is presented by local commands to those personnel, E-5 or above, who have been assigned as the Command Career Counselor.

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Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge

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.

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Office of the Secretary of Homeland Security Identification Bage

The Office of the Secretary of Homeland Security Identification Badge is a military badge of the United States Coast Guard issued by the Department of Homeland Security to military members assigned to the Secretary's personal staff. The badge can only be issued following recommendation by the DHS Military Advisor and approval of the Secretary of Homeland Security.

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Parachute Rigger Badge

The Parachute Rigger Badge is a military qualification badge of the United States Army and the United States Air Force which was first created in 1948 and officially approved in June 1986.

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Parachutist Badge

The Parachutist Badge, also commonly referred to as "Jump Wings" is a military badge of the United States Armed Forces awarded to members of the United States Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy.

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Pathfinder Badge

The Pathfinder Badge is a military badge of the United States Army awarded to soldiers who successfully complete the U.S. Army Pathfinder School at Fort Benning, Georgia.

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Physical Fitness Badge

The United States Army Physical Fitness Badge is awarded to soldiers who obtain a score of 270 or higher, with a score of 90 or above in each event, on the 300-point scale of the Army Physical Fitness Test.

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Ranger Tab

The Ranger Tab is a service school military decoration of the United States Army signifying completion of the 61-day long Ranger School course in small-unit infantry combat tactics in woodland, mountain, and swamp operations.

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Sapper Tab

The Sapper Tab is a military badge of the United States Army which was authorized on June 28, 2004 by the Army Chief of Staff, General Peter Schoomaker.

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Special Forces Tab

The Special Forces Tab is a service school qualification tab of the United States Army, awarded to any soldier completing either the Special Forces Qualification Course, or the Special Forces Detachment Officer Qualification Course (formerly known as the Special Forces Officer Course), at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina (previously known as the U.S. Army Institute for Military Assistance).

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Tomb of Unknown Soldier Guard Identification Badge

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Guard Identification Badge is a military badge of the United States Army which honors those soldiers who have been chosen to serve as members of the Honor Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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United States Army Logo

The United States Army (USA) is the main branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations. It is the largest and oldest established branch of the U.S. military, and is one of seven U.S. uniformed services.

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United States Department of the Navy Seal

On a circular background of fair sky and moderate sea with land in sinister base, a tri-mast square rigged ship under way before a fair breeze with after top-sail furled, commission pennant atop the foremast, National Ensign atop the main, and the commodore's flag atop the mizzen.

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United States Marine Corps Logo

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for providing power projection from the sea, using the mobility of the United States Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces.

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Vice Presidential Service Badge

The Vice Presidential Service Badge is an identification badge of the United States Armed Forces which is awarded to members of the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard as well as other members of the Uniformed Services, such as the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, who serve as full-time uniformed service aides to the Vice President.

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