The civil engineer readiness & emergency management AF 179u ABU senior badge is the second degree version of the badge given to Emergency Managers (AFSC 3E9X1) in the United States Air Force. Service members entitled to wear this badge are trained to respond to all biological, radiological, chemical, and nuclear matters. The senior badge indicates years of service in the specialty and a level of expertise that goes beyond training, indicating a mid-career professional.
This civil engineer readiness & emergency management AF 179u ABU senior badge by Action Embroidery depicts the symbols of the occupational group, the crossed retorts and benzene ring, in detail. The retorts are vessels used for distilling in a chemical laboratory, and have a long heritage as such, having been used for over a century. The benzene ring was chosen because of its link to carbon and hydrogen, the basic building blocks in organic chemistry, and also because of its ties to the symbolism in the badges for the old Army AirCorps.
This ABU senior badge is an integral part of a complete uniform for Emergency Managers qualified to wear it. Order yours today!