|The Special Forces
Special Forces qualification tab is for wear on the Army green
uniform is 3 1/4 inches wide with a teal blue embroidered
background and border and yellow embroidered letters. A subdued
version with olive drab background and borders and black letters
is authorized for work uniforms. A metal Special Forces Badge is
authorized for wear on the mess/dress uniforms and green shirt.
colors of the tab are the same colors as the shoulder sleeve
insignia authorized for Special Forces Groups.
U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center (USAJFKSWC),
Fort Bragg, NC 28307-5000, may award the Special Forces Tab to
any individual who has successfully completed the Special Forces
Qualification Course or the Special Forces Officer Course.
Forces Tab may be awarded to any person on active duty, active
status in the Reserve Components, in retired status, or
honorably discharged who meets the appropriate criteria listed
in AR 600-8-22.
The cloth tab was approved by the Army’s Chief of Staff on 17
June 1983, based on a request from the Commander of USAJFKSWC.
Criteria, wear policy and authorization to wear the tab was
announced in DA Message 061300Z, October 1983, Subject: Special
Forces Tab. On 25 November 1984, the Army Chief of Staff
approved a metal replica of the embroidered tab for wear on the
SUBDUED TAB: The
subdued tab is embroidered with olive drab background and border
with black letters. The tab is not authorized in subdued metal.
The metal badge authorized for wear on the Army blue or white
uniform and green shirt is 1 9/16 inches wide with a teal blue
enameled background and gold letters and border. The dress
miniature for wear on the mess/dress uniforms is 1 inch wide.
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