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RETROACTIVE AWARD OF THE PARACHUTE RIGGER BADGE
(This message was extracted from the Army Personnel Command website at:   http://www-perscom.army.mil/tagd/awards/63.htm)

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130846Z MAY 99

CDR PERSCOM ALEXANDRIA VA/TAPC-PDO-PA//

SUBJECT: RECOMMENDED CHANGE TO THE PARACHUTE RIGGER BADGE

A. AR 600-8-22, MILITARY AWARDS 25 FEB 95.

B. AR 670-1, WEAR AND APPEARANCE OF ARMY UNIFORM AND INSIGNIA, 1 SEP 92.

C. HQDA, PERSCOM, TAPC-PDO-PA, MEMO 30 JUN 99, SUBJ: REQUEST FOR RETROACTIVE AWARD OF THE PARACHUTE RIGGER BADGE.

1. THIS MESSAGE EXPIRES 31 MAY 2001.

2. THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR PERSONNEL, ARMY, HAS APPROVED RETROACTIVE AWARD OF THE PARACHUTE RIGGER BADGE FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO PERFORMED AS A RIGGER PRIOR TO MAY 1951 AND DID NOT ATTEND OR GRADUATE FROM THE U.S. ARMY QUARTERMASTER CENTER AND SCHOOL. THIS CHANGE WILL BE INCLUDED IN A FUTURE UPDATE TO REF ALPHA.

3. RETROACTIVE AWARD REQUESTS FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL (ACTIVE DUTY/VETERAN) WHO PERFORMED AS A RIGGER PRIOR TO MAY 1951 AND DID NOT ATTEND OR GRADUATE FROM THE U.S. ARMY QUARTERMASTER CENTER AND SCHOOL, PARACHUTE RIGGER SCHOOL, WILL BE SUBMITTED TO THE COMMANDANT, U.S. ARMY QUARTERMASTER CENTER AND SCHOOL, ATTN ATSM-Q-MG, ATTN: HISTORIAN, FORT LEE, VA 23801-1601. REQUESTS FOR AWARD OF THE PARACHUTE RIGGER BADGE MUST INCLUDE WRITTEN JUSTIFICATION AND WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.

4. THE AUTHORIZED ABBREVIATION TO ANNOTATE SECTION VIII OF THE ORB AND ITEM 9 OF THE DA FORM 2-1 AND THE SIDPERS SUBMISSION CODES TO UPDATE THE OMF ARE:

ITEM 9, 2-1 AND ORB: PRCHT-RIG-BAD

DATA CODE: PR 01

5. THE PARACHUTE RIGGER BADGE IS A GROUP 5 BADGE AND WILL BE WORN IAW PARAGRAPH 28-17, REF BRAVO.

6. POINT OF CONTACT AT THIS HEADQUARTERS IS MR. ROBERTSON, DSN 221-4761 OR COM (703) 325-4761.

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