Criteria: U.S. Army Branch Insignia Badges represent a service member's specific field of service. Each soldier - both enlisted and officer - wear their branch insignia badge on their Class A or Army dress blue uniforms denoting their particular skill set. Army branch insignia badges differ from Army qualification badges. Qualification badges require completion of a training course or school, while branch insignia badges are issued to a service member upon being assigned to a particular area of the Army. Enlisted soldiers wear the branch insignia on the left coat lapel, opposite the "U.S." insignia disk, whereas, officers wear the insignia on the lower half of both lapels beneath the "U.S." insignia. Branch insignia were first worn prior to the Civil War in the 1850s by Army personnel.
Enlisted Note: Enlisted Branch Insignia Badges come with the accompanying "U.S." letters disk.
Officer Note: Officer Branch Insignia Badges are sold in single quantities. For purchase of a pair you must select a quantity of "2" when adding it to your shopping cart. Officer branch insignia badges do not come with the accompanying "U.S." letters. To purchase the "U.S." letters, add them (Found on the right under Related Products) in the appropriate quantities in addition to the branch insignia badge.