Master Parachutist Army Badge - Airborne - Full Size - Mirror Finish
Army Master Parachutist - Airborne - Mirror Finish
I.DESCRIPTION: A mirror-finished badge 1-13/64 inches in height and 1-1/2 inches in width, consisting of an open parachute on and over a pair of stylized wings displayed and curving inward. A star and wreath are above the parachute canopy indicate a Senior Parachutist; the star surrounded by a laurel wreath indicates a Master Parachutist. Small stars are superimposed on the appropriate badge indicate combat jumps.
II. SYMBOLISM: The wings suggest flight and, together with the open parachute, symbolize individual proficiency and parachute qualifications.
III. AWARD ELIGIBILITY: Basic, Senior and Master Parachutist badges are awarded to individuals rated excellent in character and efficiency who have met the following requirements: Master: Participated in 65 jumps to include 25 jumps with combat equipment; four night jumps, one of which is as a jumpmaster of a stick; five mass tactical jumps which culminate in an airborne assault problem with a unit equivalent to a battalion or larger; separate company/battery or organic staff of a regiment size or larger; graduated from the Jumpmaster Course; and served in jump status with an airborne unit or other organization authorized parachutists for a total of at least 36 months.