ACU Sew-On 1st Award Basic Combat Parachutist Badge
The ACU sew on 1st award basic combat parachutist badge is given to soldiers who have previously earned the Basic Parachutist Badge and went on to complete one airborne jump into a combat zone. Individuals who qualify for a Combat Parachutist Badge wear an upgraded Parachutist Badge with the requisite number of bronze stars attached to the ornament. Therefore, a soldier who has completed a single jump into a combat zone would wear the Basic Combat Parachutist Badge (One Jump). Upgrades are available to those who complete a second jump, third jump, and so on.
The ACU sew on 1st award basic combat parachutist badge signifies the individual has completed one jump, and this is shown with a bronze star centered on the shroud lines of the canopy. This star represents the participation in a combat jump, and it has been worn unofficially on parachute wings during and after World War II. The badge was not officially sanctioned until 1983. The wings symbolize flight, and the open parachute represents the individual’s parachute qualifications and proficiency.
Benefits of the ACU Sew-On 1st Award Basic Combat Parachutist Badge:
- Open parachute
- Star surrounded by a wreath
- Additional stars for each successive combat jump
Important Things to Consider before Purchasing the ACU Sew-On 1st Award Basic Combat Parachutist Badge:
The Combat Parachutist Badge by Action Embroidery represents your hard work and skill in parachuting, and it can be sewn on directly to your uniform. If you are ready to show what perseverance and dedication yields, order yours today.