P-1555C This is the current USMC Paratrooper badge made in sterling silver with a 24 karat gold plate. After training the Marine is awarded the same basic paratrooper badge that both the Army and Air Force use. This badge is awarded after the 5 additional jumps including two at night and must be accomplished from at least two different aircraft. There are two version of this badge, a pin back that was used until the mid 1960's and the clutch back that was used since the start of the badge in 1951.