United States Army Parachute Rigger Badge
Criteria: Awarded to U.S. Army enlisted and warrant officer personnel who have successfully completed the Quartermaster's School's Aerial Delivery and Field Services Department course-of-instruction at Fort Lee, Virginia. Riggers, must first complete the Airborne Orientation Course at Fort Lee and the Basic Airborne Course at Fort Benning, Georgia. The Parachute Rigger Course is 10 weeks of training which include three specialized areas: Parachute Packing, Aerial Delivery, and Aerial Delivery Maintenance. These particular areas include training in parachute rigging techniques, repair of inflatable rafts and other survival equipment, as well as maintenance of oxygen and air-sea rescue equipment. Upon application to the Department of the Army under regulation AR 600-8-22, the Parachute Rigger Badge may also be awarded to officers, . The badge may be awarded retroactively to individuals who performed duties as a Parachute Rigger prior to the establishment of the Parachute Rigger School at Fort Lee in May 1951.
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