The buddist chaplain ABU skill badge is a religious badge of the United States Air Force. It is awarded to military chaplains after the completion of their basic religious service training and commissioning as a chaplain staff officer in the Air Force. Although many badges within the U.S. military have varying degrees, the Buddhist Chaplain Badge comes in a single degree. Military chaplains are often regarded as symbols of faith for service members who are facing challenges with their faith and values.
In 1990, the Army made the decision to create an insignia for future Buddhist chaplains. The Armed Forces Chaplain Board began working with the Army’s Institute of Heraldry. The design for the Buddhist chaplain ABU skill badge was completed in August 1990. The badge bears the image of the dharmacakra, often referred to as the wheel of dharma or wheel of law. It is an eight-spoke wheel that is representative of religious observance. It is one of the oldest known Buddhist symbols found in Indian art. The wheel itself depicts the idea about the cycle of rebirth of a human.
There are other faith-based insignia used by the military, including Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu. You can order your badge today!