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U.S. Army Pathfinder Badge

DESCRIPTION: A gold color metal and enamel badge 1 3/16 inches in height and 1 1/2 inches in width, consisting of a gold sinister wing displayed on and over a gold torch with red and gray flames.

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Cloth Pathfinder Badge

SYMBOLISM: The wing suggests flight and airborne capabilities; the torch symbolizes leadership and guidance implying pathfinder combat skills.

AWARD ELIGIBILITY: The Commandant of the U.S. Army Infantry School may award the Pathfinder Badge to any person who successfully completed the Pathfinder Course conducted by that School.

DATE APPROVED: The badge (in felt) was originally approved on 22 May 1964  and was replaced as a metal and enamel item on 11 October 1968.

SUBDUED BADGES: A subdued badge in black metal finish of the same design is authorized.

MINIATURE BADGES: A dress miniature badge, 11/16 inch in height and 7/8 inch in width is authorized


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