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.
Cloth Pathfinder Badge
|SYMBOLISM: The wing
suggests flight and airborne capabilities; the torch
symbolizes leadership and guidance implying pathfinder
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
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