|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. Basic Fitness Test Three events completed within 90 minutes.
|35-42 sec.||43-48 sec.||49-60 sec|
|65-86 sec.||45-64 sec.||05-44 sec|
|2:50-3:45 min.||3:46-4:40 min.||4:41-6:30 min.|
5. Pistol Marksmanship Event:
6. Foot March
7. 100 meter swim in Military Uniform
The metallic badge is an approximately 55mm high by 43mm wide oval wreath of oak leaves with the German eagle at its center. The badge can be in gold, silver or bronze. A 1cm by 1cm square bearing a number in increments of five (5, 10, 15...) is added at the bottom when the gold grade badge is awarded for multiple years of achieving this grade. A capital letter "R" is added at the bottom for those who have earned the badge while a Reservist. Reservist recipients of the gold grade for multiple years receive a badge with the "R" at the bottom and the numbered square at the top of the badge.
The ribbon is all black with a small device in the shape and colour of the badge affixed to it. The ribbon is for civilian wear only and is not permitted for wear on the uniform of the Bundeswehr. 
The badge can be worn on the US Army Green Uniform and Army Service Uniform jacket. It can be worn by both enlisted and officers. The regulations for wear can be found on AR-670-1, section 22-18. 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.