|Abzeichen für Leistungen im Truppendienst|
German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency
|Awarded by the Federal Republic of Germany|
|Country||Federal Republic of Germany|
|Type||Military Badge & Ribbon|
|Eligibility||Soldiers of the German armed forces and Allied nations|
|Awarded for||Military Proficiency|
|Description||Comes in three classes: Gold, Silver and Bronze|
|Established||October 29, 1980|
Military Proficiency ribbon with German eagle attachment
The decoration is awarded to and worn by German soldiers of all ranks. Allied soldiers may also be awarded the badge, subject to their nations' uniform regulations. In the United States Army, the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency is one of several hundred foreign awards approved for wear on the uniform.
To earn the award one must complete the following requirements:
1. Evaluation Report:
2. First Aid Course:
3. NBC Test:
4. German Physical Fitness test:
|200 meter Swim||4:00 m||4:00 m||4:30 m||4:00 m||4:00 m||4:00 m||4:00 m||4:00 m|
|100 meter Sprint||13.6 s||14.0 s||14.5 s||16.0 s||16.0 s||17.0 s||18.5 s||20.0 s|
|400 meter Sprint||68.0 s||70.0 s||72.0 s||---||---||---||---||---|
|1000 meter Sprint||3:50 m||4:10 m||4:30 m||4:45 m||5:30 m||6:00 m||6:40 m||7:00 m|
|5000 meter run||23:00 m||26:00 m||28:00 m||31:00 m||---||---||---||---|
|3000 meter run||13:00 m||14:30 m||16:00 m||17:30 m||18:30 m||20:00 m||21:30 m||23:00 m|
|1000 meter swim||26:00 m||28:00 m||30:00 m||32:00 m||28:00 m||30:00 m||32:00 m||34:00 m|
5. The requirements for the marksmanship event have changed:
New: 6 shots at 1 target placed at 25 meters; shooter fires from 3 firing positions with a 15 second time limit. (The first shot is done without cocking the hammer back.)
6. The requirements for the rucksack march (ruck march) have changed:
New: Rucksack weight 15 kg (33 pounds); for Bronze 6 km in 60 min; Silver 9 km in 90 min; Gold 12 km in 120 min; no differences between gender and age.
Alternative (Navy personnel only): Swimming in clothes
The badge is round on its center and displays the German eagle surrounded by a wreath of oak leaves. The badge can be in gold, silver or bronze. An "R" is placed at the bottom for those who have earned the badge while a Reservist. The ribbon is all black with a small clasp of the decoration attached to it. These ribbons are not permitted for wearing on the uniform by official dress code. A ribbon may only be worn on civil dress.
The badge can be worn on the US Army Class A and ASU jacket. It can be worn by both enlisted and officers. The regulations for wear can be found on AR-670-1, section 29-19 part B. It states the following:
Males wear a foreign badge ⅛ inch above the right pocket flap, or ½ inch above any unit awards that are worn. Females wear the badge ½ inch above the nameplate, or ½ inch above any unit awards that are worn. Personnel may not wear a foreign badge unless at least one U.S. medal or service ribbon is worn at the same time. Foreign badges are not authorized for wear on mess or utility uniforms. Personnel may not wear foreign badges that are awarded only as cloth badges. Personnel may not wear foreign badges that cannot be worn properly because of size or configuration.